Caregiving is a uniquely human act with a history that spans centuries. It will touch almost everyone in the years ahead, whether they become caregivers or care recipients.
The WVPC Caregiver Support Group will offer a time for sharing experiences, ideas, situations and frustrations one encounters in the role of caregiver. It is a “time out” for caregivers to take care of themselves while learning how to use community resources as well as more effective methods for coping with the demands of care giving. The goal of this group is to share practical, emotional and spiritual support as caregivers.
What is your caregiver personality?
Supportive: You are concerned about the physical well-being of your loved one. You provide appropriate personal care freely and respectfully while maintaining an emotional distance.
Warmly supportive: You are concerned about the physical as well as the emotional well-being of your loved one. You provide personal care freely and respectfully with compassion and love.
Occasionally over–involved: You are warmly supportive of your loved one but find yourself taking over certain aspects of the person’s life unnecessarily while sacrificing some parts of your own.
Often over-involved: You are warmly supportive but view care giving as a constant source of chores that you must perform at the expense of your own needs.
Usually over involved: You are warmly supportive but your actions are compromised by frantic preoccupation to attend to the person’s every conceivable need. You are devoting all of your personal time to providing care.
Meetings The 3rd Tuesday of each month. 6:30pm - 8pm in the WVPC Library
For more information: Robbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office at 408.252.1365
6191 Bollinger Road Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 252-1365 Office Hours: T-W-Th, 10 am - 2 pm