What Are You Waiting For? Come to the Next Caregivers Support Group

churchCaring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia is difficult, especially when you are trying to take care of a household and other family as well. Often caregivers forget to take care of themselves because they are so focused on everyone else. Sterling House Claremore, a Brookdale senior living community, and the First United Methodist Church are partnering to provide caregivers an opportunity to talk with others who understand what they are experiencing.

“We have been doing the support group for over a year, and I still run into people who haven’t visited us yet that would really benefit from the additional support, “said Stephani Freeman, Business Development Coordinator for Sterling House Claremore.

The group had to cancel last month due to the weather, but this month they will be meeting again. The past several months the group has had speakers on various topics of interest to the group. This month will be an opportunity to allow the group to speak with each other.

“Occasionally, we will still be connecting the caregivers with resources that we feel will benefit them, but this month we want to make sure we were giving the group a chance to talk and express themselves. For some of our caregivers, this is the only opportunity that they have for someone to just listen,” said Frances Ibanez, Care and Support Director for First United Methodist Church.

All caregivers are encouraged to attend on March 17 at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 1615 North Hwy 88 in Claremore. The event is free and open to the public. 

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, nearly 1,150 communities in 46 states and the ability to serve approximately 111,000 residents. Through its ancillary services programs, the Company also offers a range of outpatient therapy, home health, personalized living and hospice services.