Saturday, November 3, 2012

Caring for the Caregiver

The National Family Caregiver Association names November National Caregiver's Month.  Throughout the month I will have an ongoing discussion on Marg's Memos about Caring for the Caregiver.  Why is this important?  Where can we find help?  What are the best resources? What are the ways caregivers can care from themselves?

You, the Family Caregivers, are the biggest resources we have to find the answers to these questions.

So, in the spirit of Caring for the Caregiver I am asking you, the Family Caregiver, to enter a give away contest by leaving a short comment sharing one way you care for yourself or one resource that you rely on. 

In return, one of those individuals will be randomly chosen to receive a give away prize - one copy of Uncommon Beauty - Crisis Parenting From Day One.

To get the sharing started, I am leaving a link to the National Family Caregiver's Association page titled, "Tips and Tools".

Perhaps the first step in caring for yourself is to make an announcement to yourself and the world, "I need some time for me."  Then put it on the calendar and make it happen.  And I mean: literally, write it on the calendar - time for me to (fill in the blank).  Find a way to treat yourself to some time to rest and rejuvenate.   I am looking forward to reading about the ways you find and use this time.

Invitation:  Come see Margaret Meder speak in Madison, WI on Thursday, November 8, at 5:30 at the Community Living Alliance.  The event is titled "The Power of The Family Caregiver".  I would love to see you there!  For more information and to make a reservation, call: 242-8335 Ext. 1378.  R.S.V.P. by Monday 11/5.  

**You are welcome to leave your comment on the blog comments below, to share with all readers.  However, to enter the give away, you must follow the Rafflecopter giveaway link above and post your comment there.  Thank you!

1 comment:

Us said...

I joined the YWCA :) It's the extra push to exercise (because I'm paying for the membership), it gets me out of the house and it's a very nonintidimating atmosphere :)