Caregiver Support Groups - Coping with Stress
Caregiver Support Groups
Coping with Stress
The Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services facilitates a virtual support group for caregivers.
The Administration on Aging reports that families are the major provider of long-term care. At the same time research shows that caregiving exacts a heavy emotional toll. Almost fifty percent of all caregivers are over the age of 50, making them more vulnerable to a decline in their own health. Studies have also shown that counseling and support services can reduce caregiver stress to help them cope more effectively with their responsibilities.
The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services recognizes the need to support caregivers. A Zoom-based Caregiver Support Group will meet virtually from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month.
To register and/or obtain additional information about these groups, please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, extension 1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.