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Christian Village offers workshop for caregivers Saturday

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[March 05, 2013]  Do you care for a spouse, parent or disabled family member? Are the responsibilities wearing you out?

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 change?"

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 the workshop.

"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.

[Text from file received from Christian Village]

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