News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 21, 2012

Caregiver meeting to discuss ‘Giving Thanks’

The Tribune-Star

PARIS, IL — The Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center Caregiver Support Group will meet at 3 p.m. today in Conference Room B.

Pastor Gary Fairchild of Paris First United Methodist Church will discuss “Giving Thanks” during the holiday season and the different ways in which caregiving has impacted the manner in which each person gives.

The Caregiver Support Group is for caregivers, family members or friends of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other chronic disease. The purpose of the group is to help participants better understand the nature of chronic disease, to gain support and understanding from others experiencing common problems, and to learn to deal with related feelings, such as frustration, loneliness, guilt and anger.

The Caregiver Support Group is conducted in collaboration with the Chester P. Sutton Center for Seniors of Edgar County. For more information about the group, call facilitator Carolyn Sutton, licensed clinical social worker, at 217-465-2606 (or 1-866-465-4141), ext. 290.