New support group for caregivers

Meetings are held in Abbotsford the last Saturday of every month

A new support begins in Abbotsford on Saturday, Sept. 26 for caregivers.

The Side by Side Caregiver and Family Support Group will meet the last Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd.

The meetings will provide practical and emotional support to caregivers.

Included are a light breakfast and lunch, an interactive educational presentation on identified caregiver issues and a safe place for caregivers to exchange information, meet others with similar experiences, share practical tips and access current information.

The first educational session will be on stress management and will addresses the impact of stress on mental health, the risks associated with non-attention to mental health, care for caregivers and their receivers, and family supports in the community.

A suggested donation of $10 per session is requested to cover meal costs and speaker expenses. However, everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.

People interested in attending the meetings are asked to register by contacting Paddy at 778-982-0489 or emailing mtlehmansidebyside@gmail.com.

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