The Caregiver Support Group takes place weekly at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. Upcoming meetings are February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2020. The group is free and open to anyone with a loved one with any dealing with a chronic illness such as cancer or dementia. The loved one does not need to be a Timbers’ resident.
Dealing with a loved one’s illness is almost always challenging, and the caregiver is often the forgotten person. The sheer avalanche of stress involved in caring for a loved one with a chronic condition takes a toll that should not be born alone.
Sharing tips and ideas is an important part of the group, but so is sharing negative feelings that are inevitable. All sharing is confidential.
The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
Again, the weekly Caregiver Support Group is open to the public, and no association with the Timbers is required. For more information call 815-609-0669.