The Faith Health Alliance North (FHAN) sponsors a free annual conference addressing issues of health and aging. This year’s conference will focus on the caregiver and be held on Oct. 16, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Mountain Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Ln, Tucson, AZ 85739.
Caregiving can be challenging, demanding and unrelenting, but for the right person, with the proper support system, it can also be a rewarding experience.
Caregiving roles take on countless shapes and forms. They assist older adults, the ill and disabled friends and family members. Caregivers help every day in small and big tasks, handling daily activities such as bathing, managing medications or preparing meals.
While some people with disabilities and older adults receive care from paid professional caregivers, most family caregivers provide intensive levels of care for a loved one without consistent help from family and friends.
Perhaps the best way to know what you can expect as a family caregiver is to talk to other caregivers who have been through the experience as they share their collective wisdom of what has and has not worked for them.
The conference will offer an opportunity to listen as other caregivers share their stories, and there will be an opportunity to learn about community resources available that can give you the support you need as a caregiver.
Register by calling 928-351-7545 or email FHANworkshops@gmail.com.