Have you become isolated?
If you are caring for an older, ill or disabled adult, you may have trouble keeping up with your family, friends or other interests. It is easy to become isolated.
These resources can help you to connect with others, protect your health and provide your loved one with good care.
Join a Support Group
You will meet others facing similar challenges and attending regular meetings can help you feel less alone. View a current list of Caregiver Support Groups
Participate in a Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Sign up for an upcoming class that will help you 'thrive' as a caregiver, not just 'survive'. This six-week educational class will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country.
Check back January 2015 for class times and locations.
Seek Individual Counseling
The Caregivers One Step at a Time Program is a one-to-one counseling service designed to meet the individual needs of family caregivers. Focus is given to:
- Increasing coping skills
- Improving self-care
- Making decisions
- Solving problems
This service is provided by the Aging Clinic of the Rockies, located at Colorado State University. Individualized sessions can take place at CSU, or scheduled in your home. To arrange an appointment, call (970) 491-6795. View the ACOR Flyer.
To honor your dedication as a caregiver, we invite you to attend an annual Caregiver Pampering Day. A day just for you filled with relaxation and pampering. If you are interested in being a pampered caregiver or if you would like to volunteer, contact information is below.
For further information contact Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Program Coordinator: (970) 498-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org