Area Agency on Aging offers local Caregiver Support Group

From Becky Baker East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging

The Family Caregiver Support Program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will hold a monthly scheduled meeting for residents in the area on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m., at the Crittenden County Senior Center, 103 South Avalon, in West Memphis. The support group provides those who are caring for elderly or disabled adults the opportunity to meet others who share the same responsibilities. Groups are run by professionals and can help caregivers devise productive strategies for dealing with stress that may arise around difficult decisions. The group provides education on diseases and conditions, stress and managing the care of others, available resources, emotional support and a quarterly newsletter. Area caregivers are encouraged to attend, and they are welcome to bring friends or family members. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Janis Waddy, 870-494-3300. East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is a private, non-profit organization that assists older persons in a 12-county area. The Agency links seniors with home care, meals, applications for benefits, employment, volunteer opportunities, wellness programs and supports families providing care for older persons. To learn more about EAAAA or refer a senior to services, call 800-467-3278 or visit http://www.e4aonline.com.

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