“I hate all calendars. Why do we have to have them?!” – Bereavement group member It’s true, calendars can feel cruel to grievers sometimes. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and especially Thanksgiving and end of year holidays—each can feel like scabs pulled off a wound. So many of us at HCS [...]
Evelyn Erb, Social Work Manager, and John Everest, Bereavement Coordinator, were thrilled to chat with Olivia Belanger, Health Reporter at the Keene Sentinel, about support for caregivers as part of her coverage on the high rates of dementia in Cheshire County. The Sentinel hosted a Facebook [...]
There are over 40 million informal caregivers in the US, and most take care of an aging in place elderly relative. In addition to their caregiving duties the average family caregiver also manages a household and holds down a part-time job. Because it can be so demanding scores of unpaid caregivers experience physical and emotional problems as a result. For most, taking better care of themselves is an afterthought. If you’re currently serving as a senior caregiver starting a self-care program is vitally important for your continued health and wellbeing.