PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Workplace for the Growing older will host a coaching session for caregivers on June 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Caregivers serving to a liked one, pal or neighbor can be taught “The best way to Keep Your Psychological Well being Whereas Giving Care” from presenter Valarie Drown, director of the Alzheimer’s Assist Initiative at SUNY Plattsburgh.
This system will likely be provided by way of Zoom and members will be capable to entry the session by way of laptop or telephone.
“I work for the Alzheimer’s Assist Initiative and one of many targets of our program is to concentrate on the well being and wellness of caregivers,” mentioned Drown.
“As a result of what we all know is that if we are able to handle them, they’ll be capable to take higher care of their people with the purpose of conserving them out of the nursing dwelling so long as potential.
“When doing this kind of coaching, what I need to concentrate on is the way to handle our personal psychological well being. Caring is so bodily and mentally taxing that if we are able to work on some expertise to enhance our feelings, that will additionally enhance our total well being. I’ll concentrate on a number of the anxieties and depressive items of caregiving and the way to fight them.”
SERVED 6000 CAREGIVERS
During the last 5 years, the initiative has served greater than 6,000 caregivers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren, Washington and Hamilton counties.
“We’re collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Affiliation of Northeast New York to attempt to attain as many individuals as potential and actually attain these individuals within the outlying areas who’re underserved and unaware of what assets can be found to assist them,” Drown mentioned.
“I might say our numbers have been steadily growing over time. COVID has been actually exhausting on individuals. COVID was actually exhausting on caregivers as a result of rapidly there was extra isolation and help providers weren’t obtainable throughout that point. In order we open up and do extra in individual, caregivers are actually searching for assist, any sort of help service they will get, whether or not it is help teams or discovering actions to do or simply having a Care Navigator to speak to. concepts of what may assist.”
For extra info or to register, name the Clinton County Workplace for Growing older at 518-565-4620 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no such thing as a price to take part.
Past this coaching, extra alternatives, upcoming occasions and displays are listed on the Alzheimer’s Illness Assist Initiative web site: www.wehelpcaregivers.com