Sometimes you simply need a space to catch your breath.
If you're helping to care for a loved one, regardless of whether they live with you or not, then you are part of a growing community of family caregivers.
Family caregiving is not for the faint of heart. It can be all-consuming, extremely exhausting, emotionally draining, and often with little or no replenishment for the family member who now finds themselves in the role of caregiver. They often end up in their role without notice, when a family member who was once able to care for themselves finds that their journey has taken them to a point where they are no longer able to do so in the capacity they were used to.
How do you balance and blend the role of traditional family member (son, daughter, husband, wife) with the emotional and physical demands of caregiving? There is no map of exactly how to navigate through something that you’ve never been prepared for. Resources are available but where do you start?
Feeling alone and lost is often the case.
Why the program is valuable to Family Caregivers:
Having a group of people that are walking in your shoes, along the path with you, relieves stress and allows the caregiver to breathe. We give you opportunities to speak your truth in a caring environment of people that ‘get it’; whether it is crying, laughing or venting, this community enables members to realize they are not alone.
By providing resources, webinars/seminars, and activities, we give family caregivers the ability to feel supported, to get together to talk or to just ‘be’ with people who understand.
How it works:
If you are taking care of a loved one or friend, you are welcome to join at no cost.
Our Affiliate Organizations host complimentary walks in your area; webinars/seminars and outings are featured as well. By signing up for the Breathing Spaces newsletter you will receive valuable information and insights right to your in-box and have access to the full calendar of events. Additionally we offer inspirational support through our social media outreach as well as a private support group on Facebook.