The Daughter Caregiver Support Group of SaddleBrooke

Heidi Wagner

The Daughter Support Group is open to any woman in SaddleBrooke who is a caregiver for a parent or an elderly person. The main objective of the group is to provide support to those caregivers, both emotional and informational. Since we have a common goal we have formed strong friendships while sharing and learning new ways to help our loved ones. You do not have to go through this process alone. Feeling isolated and overwhelmed are natural responses for anyone assuming the caregiving role. Joining our group provides the support from other women in your position who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise.

The group meets the first Wednesday of each month October through April either at MountainView Country Club or at one of the member’s homes. Programs generally include either a guest speaker or just informal meetings where we can share what is happening in our lives and give each other support. Presentations may be on topics such as dealing with stress, finding the most appropriate care facility, learning about hospice or accessing financial assistance such as veterans’ benefits. Other presentations may be on disease processes such as Alzheimer’s, dementia or other major illnesses that may impact our parents or ourselves as we age.

In addition to the regular meetings there is a Mother/Daughter luncheon on the second Tuesday of every month held at one of the local restaurants, which provides an opportunity for mothers and daughters to go out to a social event together with other women. All daughters are welcome to attend, even if your mother is not participating. The daughters sit at one table together, and the mothers sit at a separate table. This gives everyone a chance to mingle with their peers.

Information on upcoming programs is available via email. For more information please contact Laurie Brussel at 818-0657 or send her an email at [email protected].