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November is National Caregiver Month
by Shawna Mahan, DCHD In-Home Services Bureau Mgr.
Nov 03, 2011 | 1663 views | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend | print
During this season of thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on the many blessings that have been bestowed on us as individuals and as a community. We are especially grateful for the love of our friends and families. One of the most profound ways in which that love is expressed is through the generous support provided by family caregivers to loved ones who are chronically ill, elderly or disabled. Caregivers reflect family and community life at its best.

Family caregivers deserve our lasting gratitude and respect. This month, as we honor the many contributions that family caregivers make to the quality of our lives, let us resolve to work through our community, religious, social, business, and other organizations to offer programs and services that will provide caregivers the support and encouragement they need to carry out their vital responsibilities.

During November, Davis County Senior Services offers a special caregiver rejuvenation event after the caregiver classes on Nov. 15 and 18. Participants are welcome to attend both the class and the rejuvenation session or whatever time allows that day.

The one hour classes are offered at two different locations. On Tuesdays, the classes are held at the Legacy Village Assisted Living Center (1201 N. Fairfield Rd, Layton) at noon. On Fridays, the classes are at the Golden Years Senior Activity Center (726 S. 100 E., Bountiful) at 11:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch is provided at each class but an RSVP by each Monday at noon is required to receive a meal. No reservation is required to attend the class only.

For more information or to RSVP for lunch, please contact Megan Forbush at (801) 525-5088.

November class schedule is:

• Nov. 4: “A Window into the World of Alzheimer’s and Dementia” – Art Smith, Right At Home

• Nov. 8 and 11: Week of Veterans Day – No classes

• Nov. 15 and 18: “Caregiver Rejuvenation” – Avalon Cosmetology School, Community Nursing Services, HCNU Hospice, & Hospice for Utah

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