2014 Caregiver Wellness Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging Sponsors a Wellness Day for Family and Friend Caregivers of Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

November 12th event to honor and support caregivers

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is hosting its 13th annual caregiver wellness day event in order to support and encourage caregivers of older adults in East Central Iowa. “Caring for the Caregiver” is a free all day event driven towards supporting the wellbeing of caregivers and promoting self-care through various therapeutic activities and informational speakers. A celebration of caregivers is occurring this November as part of National Family Caregivers Month and The Heritage Area Agency’s ongoing commitment to the caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities.

This year, we are offering a restorative approach with emphasis on caring for the caregiver. Participants will have a chance to rejuvenate with massage therapy offered throughout the day, indulge in a complimentary breakfast and lunch, and enjoy knowledgeable and motivational guest speakers. Along with this, participants will have access to various local resources.

Free respite care is available through Village Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Support Community. Please specify if you will need this service when registering for the event.

This event is at no cost to caregivers, and will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 beginning at 8:30 am at the Kirkwood Training and Outreach Service Center (KTOS), 3375 Armar Drive, in Marion. Registration is necessary, please contact Heritage at 319-398-5559 to register or to receive more information on this wonderful event.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging wishes to extend a special thank you to our sponsors, for helping to make this day possible.

Above & Beyond Home Health and Hospice                       

CarePro Health Services                                                       

Aging Services, Inc. / Milestones Adult Day Health Services                                                         

UnityPoint Health The Living Centers                     

Village Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Support Community

Home Instead Senior Care

The Meth-Wick Community

Heritage Nursing and Rehab

Hiawatha Care Center & Promise House Hiawatha

Cedar Manor Continuing Care Retirement Community

Right At Home

Highland Ridge Senior Living Community

Northbrook Manor

Higley Mansion Residential Care

The Keystones of Cedar Rapids

East Central Iowa Alzheimer’s Association

Cottage Grove Place

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