NEWS RELEASE: Passport to Wellness for Family Caregivers Workshops

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We are pleased to announce an afternoon of educational and inter-active workshops supporting the wellness of family caregivers. Workshops will focus on dealing with complex issues of caregiving including:

  • Caregiver burnout
  • Projecting yourself
  • Substance abuse awareness
  • Caring for the dying

Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP, Oak Ridges Markham will be on hand to help welcome attendees.

The Workshops will be hosted by industry experts. We will also be producing a Live Webinar, Website Video Highlights and a DVD. The Workshops and Webinar are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Sunday October 21, 2012
Time: 12:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Kingcrafts Studio, 12936 Keele Street, King City, ON , L7B 1H8
RSVP: 905 939 2931

After the formal workshop presentations, we will present our “Caregiver Heroes” program. With over $600 in gifts for deserving family caregivers, the afternoon plans to be an educational, supportive and fun event!

This is a two part wellness series offering opportunities for family caregivers to come together to learn more about improving their personal health and wellness. The first of two workshop dates is noted above. The second workshop is scheduled for Sunday March 3, 2013 at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg.

Caregiving Matters is the operating name for the Canadian internet-based registered charity, “Losing Our Parents” #82293 0616 RR000. Founded in 2008, our mission is to offer education and support to family caregivers and others who are dealing with the declining health or death of a parent.

This project is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Project partners include: The Township of King, Kingcrafts Studio, Shoppers Drug Mart – King City, The Palcare Network of York Region, Caregiver Solutions, The Care Guide and CareConnect.

Supporters of our charity include: Shoppers Drug Mart, The Care Guide.com, Google Grants, Comcare Health Services, Design&Develop, Caregiver Solutions, GlaxoSmith Kline, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

ATTENTION EDITORS: Mary Bart is available for interviews.

Mary Bart, Chair
Caregiving Matters
Tel: 905.939.2931
E-mail: mary@caregivingmatters.ca

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