I am Eleanor Kroeger, retired Hospice/Home Care Nurse, and a current caregiver. Though I have cared for other families in the past, when faced with my own family’s situation, it became apparent to me that a support group for caregivers would be really helpful in making a difficult situation easier. A caregivers support group’s goal would be to reach out to others like myself and see what assistance we could provide each other. Examples would be resources that might be available to obtain needed equipment; share experiences of caregiving; suggestions for neighbors and friends who would like to help; how to ask for help; how to take time out for yourself; and most important, how to take care of yourself during this difficult time.
The first meeting of the proposed Caregivers Support Group for the Crozet area will be on Wednesday, September 14, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Tabor Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Hope to see many of you there.