The COVID-19 outbreak has forced all of us to face the possibility that caregiving and crisis can strike at any moment. Since the beginning of the year, many Americans have become caregivers for the first time.
Caregivers on the whole say they’re encountering unexpected risks and demands as a result of the virus, requiring greater time and effort. Still, they are more worried about the relatives and friends they are helping than about themselves. People who were already caregivers have been affected too. Nearly half of family caregivers are reporting that their caregiving responsibilities have increased because of the virus, according to AARP.com/caregiving and Marketwatch.com statistics.
On Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), will host a free, one-hour, virtual Caregiver Workshop, “Caregiving at a Glance – Tips, Hints and Aha Moments,” with Insight Memory Care, a local nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.
“We feel it is important to provide resources during this challenging time for caregivers,” said Mary Lee Anderson, Senior Services of Alexandria Executive Director, “and we are pleased that Insight Memory Care will be presenting this valuable workshop for the community.”
If you are interested in attending, please register online at https://seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.