CARING FOR YOU, CARING FOR ME TRAINING SESSIONS AT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF COLUMBUS, GA
Coping with being a longterm caregiver can be a costly affair, physically and emotionally. Just ask anyone who has ever done it.
However, there are ways to make it less costly, and that’s what the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving is all about.
Gayle Alston, MS, Director the RCI Training Center of Excellence, explained the program recently at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbus, Georgia.
There are a number of ways to do that. Probably topping the list is to remember that if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of someone else.
Taking care of yourself includes making sure you have some time for yourself. To get that time you’re going to need help from others. If a friend offers to come over and sit a while so you can get away from the house for a while, don’t be shy about accepting that offer. If they are true friends they will mean it when they say it.
If you want to learn more about this you can attend Caring for You, Caring for Me training sessions offered in October at the UU Fellowship of Columbus. It will be led by Maureen and Jim Humphies who recently participated in a Trainer workshop at the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Maureen has been involved with the RCI since 1990.
If you would like more information you can call the Humphries at (706) 505-8223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.