Caregiver Resource Network Family Caregiver Series:
The Caregiver Resource Network is hosting three events in November for family caregivers. All events will take place at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525).
Event Topics and Dates:
Relax, Indulge and be Pampered
Friday, November 8, 2013 – 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
I’m too Young to have Alzheimer’s
Friday, November 15, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Starting the Conversation
Friday, November 22, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Click here for more information, including registration information.
November Family Caregiver Series a Success
The Caregiver Resource Network’s Family Caregiver Series was a “great success,” says Anne Ellermets, Contract Coordinator at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan and staff liaison to the group. The Caregiver Resource Network (CRN) provided a month long list of complimentary activities geared towards family caregivers. Events included everything from a pie contest to local experts, authors and family portraits. Topics included financial and legal concerns, end of life issues as well as caregiver stress and Alzheimer ’s disease. Most of all the CRN feels they were able to reach a variety of family caregivers through the series.
“Caregivers often have hectic schedules and may not feel they have the time to get additional information or take time for themselves,” says Ellermets. “The fact that we had nearly 500 people attend events over the month speaks not only to the volume of family caregivers, but to the fact that information like this is needed and wanted. The organizations involved did a great job of providing interesting, engaging and entertaining events for the caregivers to attend.”
The CRN is a collaboration of over 110 community organizations helping serve caregivers throughout West Michigan. For more information on their programs and resources, visits www.caregiverresource.net.
Family Caregiver Series Starts November 1
The Caregiver Resource Network's November Family Caregiver Series starts November 1st and lasts all month long. The series, consisting of 22 events, is targeted to family caregivers and includes a wide variety of topics and event types.
Some are more educational, including authors and local experts; while other events are more interactive such as family portraits or baking demonstrations. All events are complimentary and open to the public.
Event times range throughout the day with locations throughout Kent County.
For more information, including a complete list of all the events, visit www.caregiverresource.net.
The Caregiver Resource Network is a collaboration of over 100 West Michigan organizations dedicated to helping family and professional caregivers.