Support, resources available to caregivers during lunchtime learning opportunity

March 27, 2012

Human Resources WorkLife Programs is offering a course to help provide caregivers of aging and disabled loved ones with valuable information.

"Managing Work and Caregiving" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (March 29) in Stewart Center, Room 310. Kate Kunk of Cicoa Aging and In-Home Solutions will facilitate.

More than one in 10 family caregivers report that caregiving has caused their physical health to deteriorate. Nearly three-quarters of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should, and 55 percent say they skip doctor appointments for themselves. Sixty-three percent of caregivers report having poor eating habits compared to non-caregivers, and 58 percent indicate worse exercise habits than before caregiving responsibilities.

This workshop is designed to reduce caregiver burnout, provide information to caregivers and address specific needs and resources.

To register for this or another offering, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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