Calling All Caregivers

This is an outreach support group for all caregivers. A caregiver would be defined as someone who is responsible for the care of someone who is physically disabled, has poor mental health, or whose health is impaired by sickness or old age. With an increasingly aging population we recognize that the role of carer is an important one, both functionally and economically. We are very aware that being a caregiver is filled with stress and anxiety. We all know that the best way to be an effective caregiver is to take care of yourself.

The advantages of joining a support group are limitless. Some of the best reasons to join include: sharing common experiences and learning coping strategies, exploring and sharing solutions to problems, finding emotional outlets and receiving support from peers, forming new friendships and discovering a sense of community with prayer support, developing new skills through education, and helping others while still helping yourself.

Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1:00pm in room 5106. We pray that you will acknowledge your need for support and join us. Your attendance, sharing, and caring will always be held in confidentiality. This group is open to all adults over 18 years of age who look after a loved one, friend or relative as an unpaid carer. The caring situation could be anything from caring for a child with a disability to caring for frail elderly parents or anything in between. We implore you to prayerfully consider becoming a member of the community we call Caring4Carers.

For more information, contact Kim Waters at 850.475.1123 or kwaters@olivebaptist.org.