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Caring for the Caregiver

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Caregivers come in all ages, genders, and backgrounds. They provide care, support, and love for spouses, parents, children, grandchildren, various family members, and friends of all ages and conditions. They juggle a multitude of responsibilities, emotions, and challenges while providing care, frequently 24-7, and without a support system of their own.

A recent national AARP survey disclosed that there are approximately 48 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. They serve as a crucial part of our health care system and represent about $600 billion in unpaid labor each year. Being a caregiver also comes with personal expense and increases your stress level by 65%, worry 61%, concern about the future 60%, anxiety 57%, sadness and depression 45%, loneliness 38%, and anger 27%.

Join us on January 18, 2024 for an interactive panel presentation and discussion, sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford COA (FBCOA), with community health care specialists Dee Franks, RN from Right at Home and Janet Bonitatibus from Stonebridge at Burlington who will offer insight and experience into the needs of caregivers with tips and strategies to help lighten the load that caregivers carry.
Please call the Bedford COA: (781) 275-6825 to sign up for the program or for more information. All are welcome! Light refreshments provided.

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January 18
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Leslie Gabriele
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Town of Bedford, MA
10 Mudge Way
Bedford,MA01730United States
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