November Caregiver Celebration
Every year, LifeStream hosts special events during the month of November to celebrate National Family Caregiver Month. Previous events have provided an activity, dessert and wine, and information on community resources for caregivers. Check back closer to November for details on this year’s event!
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
LifeStream Services partners with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter and Dementia Friends Indiana to offer a virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Group.
Parenting a Second Time Around (PASTA)
PASTA is an educational and support group for adults doing kinship care, such as grandparents raising grandchildren or an aunt raising a niece or nephew. Being a primary caregiver for grandchildren and/or other children can be both a blessing and a challenge. The expectations of providing care for children, especially when older, can be overwhelming and exhausting, PASTA provides an ideal opportunity for older caregivers to receive assuring, personal support specific for their circumstances. If you are interested in hosting PASTA or finding a PASTA program near you, please contact Angie Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, at 765-759-1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This workshop helps caregivers prioritize their wellbeing and take care of themselves while caring for a friend or a loved one. The class meets once a week for six weeks and has been studied and shown to help family caregivers:
- Reduce stress, guilt, anger, and depression and improve emotional wellbeing.
- Manage time, set goals, and solve problems.
- Master caregiving transitions and be part of decision making.
- Communicate effectively with the person needing care, family members, doctors, and other helpers.
- Find and use community resources.