Caregiving can feel isolating, but you are not alone. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are over 34 million Americans providing unpaid care to an aging adult. Caregiver groups can be so helpful because they are filled with people in similar situations to your own.
There are clear benefits to participating in a caregiver support group such as:
- Feeling less lonely and isolated.
- Reducing depression and anxiety.
- Talking to other people who are going through similar circumstances.
- Gaining a sense of control and freely airing feelings.
- Receiving advice or information about practical solutions or treatment options.
- Improving healthy coping skills.
- Understanding what to expect in the future.
- Improving your own caregiving skills.
While it might be intimidating to walk into a roomful of strangers and talk about your caregiving situation, at the Pine Run Caregiver Support Group meetings, you will get support and advice to help make decisions and deal with family conflicts. Learn valuable caregiving tips and about resources you may not have known existed. You will also learn from other caregivers about how to make time to care for yourself.
Everyone needs an emotional release now and then. Our Bucks County Caregiver Support Group will let you laugh and cry with people who really get it. Join us!
Pine Run Caregiver Support Group Meetings:
(Open to Pine Run Independent Living residents only)
When: Every other Monday at 1 p.m.
Where: Village Conference Room, Community Center, Pine Run Retirement Community, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact/Facilitator: For further information about Pine Run’s Caregiver Support Group, contact Nancy Pellegrini, LCSW, at 215.340.5190.