SouthernCare New Beacon Hospice is partnering with Highlands Home Health to host a caregiver’s support group. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. The meetings will be held at the Impact Learning Center in Scottsboro.
SouthernCare New Beacon’s Community Relations Specialist Michelle Marlow said the reason for starting the support group is because family members that provide care for their loved ones are at a higher risk for depression, chronic disease, and addiction.
“Our goal is to provide a setting where we can share information, insight, advice and encouragement for caregivers in our community,” said Marlow.
She said she hopes the group will provide an opportunity to learn from each other and allow an open discussion because most caregivers face the same challenges. Marlow said that once the group begins to grow, she hopes to bring in speakers to discuss different aspects all caregivers need to know. Marlow said what these caregivers do is very important, and it can be overwhelming. The group provides a setting for caregivers to share experiences and encouragement with each other.
For more information, call SouthernCare New Beacon at 256.574.4622.