ADRC National Caregiver Month

(Juneau) Officials with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dodge County are reminding the public to appreciate the work of caregivers. Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a tribute to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. ADRC officials say caregiving, especially for seniors with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs, can be a non-stop job. National Family Caregivers Month offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities and increase support for caregivers. Every week of November, the ADRC will be holding a series of events with various topics on caregiving. All events will be offered virtually and some will have watch parties to attend in several locations around Dodge County. For more information call 920-386-3580.

 

Week 1, held on Friday, November 5th, will be a presentation by Becky Kerkenbush on “Simple Nutrition Ideas for Caregivers.”

Week 2, held on Thursday, November 11th, will be a presentation by Doug Plier on “Now What? I Didn’t Plan to be a Caregiver!” Doug will also speak on “Legal Issues Caregivers Need to Think About”

Week 3, held on Wednesday, November 17th, join Teepa Snow speaking on “Spousal Caregiving: What is Special and Unique about Caregiving for a Significant Other”

Week 4, held on Tuesday, November 23rd, will be a presentation all about “Journaling For Fun and Stress Reduction”

And the final week, held on Monday, November 29th, will be Eleanor Brinsko speaking on the importance of Music and Caregiving.