If so, you're invited to a free workshop, "Caring for the
Caregiver," on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Christian Village
Senior Apartments, 1500 Seventh St.
The three main topics covered
will be "Take care of the total you -- mind, body and spirit";
"Laughter really is good medicine"; and "When is it time for
There will be tabletop workshops on "Understanding
Medicare/Medicaid," "Respite care" and "Managing medicine." These
workshops will provide information caregivers might need to make
their role easier, which can help reduce burnout.
Snacks, door prizes and chair massages will also be available at
"Caregiving can be exhausting, even in the best of
circumstances," noted Julie King, director of independent living
services. "We're offering this workshop in part to recognize and
thank family caregivers for their selflessness."
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More information is available at 732-5013.
The Christian Village offers skilled nursing care, including
short-term rehabilitation, respite care, hospice care and the George
Gahr Memory Care Unit. Garden homes and apartments also are
available for independent older adults.
The Christian Village is one of the 14 senior living communities
of Christian Homes, the second-largest not-for-profit long-term
health care provider in the U.S., with campuses in Indiana,
Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
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