Caregiver Support Group starts in Taylor

Two Taylor organizations -- Oakwood Heritage Hospital and The Information Center -- have formed a partnership to form a caregiver support group.

The group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room 3 of the hospital, located at 10000 Telegraph Road.

The purpose of the program is to educate caregivers about options and offer resources to address their needs as caregivers.

Sessions will feature guest speakers plus time for group discussion and support. Individualized counseling also will be available to those that have participated in the workshops at no cost.

If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, ask yourself or them the following questions about caregiving:

  • Do you ever find yourself trying to "do it all?"
  • Do you ever say "I should be able to...," "I can never...," or similar statements?
  • Do you ever ignore your feelings or find that they are overwhelming?
  • Do you ever get frustrated because of something you can't change or someone who won't change?
  • Do you resist asking for or accepting help?
  • Do you feel that your family or others just don't understand what you are going through as a caregiver?
  • Are you confused about what benefits and resources might be available for your loved one?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you will probably benefit from attending a support group for caregivers.

For more information or to register, contact Paulette Dillingham at The Information Center, (734) 282-7171.

The program is provided by The Information Center through funds administered by The Senior Alliance from the Older Michiganian's Act and Offices of Services to the Aging.