Free Education and Support Offered for Caregivers

The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging offers free, virtual education sessions to help ease the burden and stress of caring for loved ones.

The January session, “When Nobody Else Gets It” will focus on dealing with people who don’t understand dementia and will be presented by Jennifer L. Fitzpatrick. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.

The February session, “Boundaries in Caregiving” will focus on preventing and avoiding the martyr syndrome and will also be presented by Fitzpatrick. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. EST.

To register for the programs, email aaasupport@loudoun.gov. To learn more about Area Agency on Aging programs and community resources, visit loudoun.gov/aaa or call 703-777-0257.

2 thoughts on “Free Education and Support Offered for Caregivers

  • 2022-01-18 at 10:15 am
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    A great initiative. You can’t be good for anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself. Kudos to the Agency on Aging for recognizing that fact. Every caregiver needs their batteries recharged. I hope they enthusiastically embrace this service.

  • 2022-01-18 at 4:40 pm
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    None of us truly know what a caregiver experiences and the challenges they face. For example: a trip to the ER or hospital and sitting in an ER lobby that is full for more than 12 hours and not being able to go to the bathroom or get food. The added stressors can’t not be explained when you are not at home with them. Going to a store becomes exhausting because if you are fortunate to have respite; you are still rushing to get through and drive home. The time to drive to and fro and get to your own appointments can be overwhelming. Won’t you help your neighbor and offer to sit with their loved one while they attend church or go to a store. Or better yet take them a meal or get their mail or drop off packages. Your treasures, talents and time can be used right in your own neighborhood and it can tremendously mean more than words can ever express. Caregivers; we love you. We hope you know you are valued and are the true heroes in our lives. For this we say thank you and God Bless you.

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