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According to native and nationwide statistics, St. Clair County could not have sufficient caregivers to maintain its rising inhabitants of senior residents. But the county is not alone in that problem.
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November is nationwide caregivers month.(Photo: Getty Images)

If you’re a caregiver, register by Friday, Nov. 10, for the 13th annual Conference on Caregiving, to be held Nov. 17 at The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie, starting with registration at eight:30 a.m. The theme for the convention is “Hats Off to Caregivers.”

Some of the matters to be lined will embrace taking advantage of your physician appointments, navigating care sources, preserving the caregiver wholesome, tai chi, managing caregiver stress and laughter yoga. There shall be loads of time on your questions and issues. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. To make a reservation, name the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

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The convention is produced by the Office for the Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter, Wingate Healthcare, the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid Hudson Valley Inc., Hudson Valley Hospice, Always There Home Care, Hudson Valley Veterans Administration, Hamaspik Choice and Health Quest.

November is household caregiver month

The Conference on Caregiving is held each November, which is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a time to attract consideration to the challenges dealing with the greater than 50 million household caregivers throughout the nation. Here on the Office for the Aging, a part of our mission is to badist thank, badist, educate and have a good time the selfless people who’re attempting to supply their cherished one with the very best care, but within the course of is probably not taking the perfect care of themselves.

The Office for the Aging has devoted part of our web site, www.dutchessny.gov/getting old, to data to help caregivers. You’ll discover recommendations on how you can maintain your self higher, in addition to badist companies and phone data for organizations that may help you. If you should not have web entry, name our workplace at 845-486-2555 and ask to have a Caregiver Support brochure despatched to you.

Caregiver badist out there

Caregiving, though rewarding, will also be extraordinarily hectic for the caregiver. To badist decrease the frustration and isolation skilled by caregivers whereas making an attempt to handle the various issues and points confronting them, the Office for the Aging sponsors a month-to-month workshop sequence providing badist in such areas as sensible suggestions, stress administration, coping expertise and authorized points. Call MidHudson Regional Home Care of Westchester Medical Center at 845-483-5551 for extra details about this sequence and its month-to-month caregiver badist group. 

Alzheimer’s illness badist teams, instructional workshops and different companies for relations and caregivers of these with Alzheimer’s or badociated dementia are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Support teams, that are informational and non-judgmental, are held at a number of places all through Dutchess County.  An early-stage Alzheimer’s badist group can be sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association.  To acquire extra data, name 845-471-2655.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets month-to-month on the fourth Friday of the month (besides November and December when it meets on the third Friday) from 10 a.m. to midday on the Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie. Email [email protected] or name 1-914-475-2793 for data.

Todd N. Tancredi is director of the Dutchess County Office for the Aging. Golden Living is ready by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie; name 845-486-2555, e-mail: [email protected]; go to www.dutchessny.gov/getting old
 

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