PENQUIS - On April 8, Pine Tree Hospice will host "Caring for the Caregiver", a day to honor past and present caregivers for their dedication. We will gather in the Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center from 10am to 3pm. The day will include a speaker, catered lunch, and self-care experts demonstrating their skills. All caregivers will leave with a "goody bag" of self care items to take home.
Through a bereavement survey conducted in the fall of 2009, Pine Tree Hospice learned that caregiver support was the #1 request of those who responded. A day for caregivers is hoped to be the beginning of additional support to those caring for a loved one. The funding for this day was provided by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging through monies from the Office of Elder Services. Additional grant funding is being sought to continue services such as this.
Transportation and in-home day care will be provided upon request. Pre-registration is necessary.
For further information, or to pre-register, please call Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346.
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