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Managing The Holidays While Caring For A Loved One

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

senior careThe holidays are a time full of joy and happiness. As we feel the pressure to do too much for too many, stress and guilt can set in quickly. Add to that the demands of caring for a loved one we can quickly become overwhelmed to the point of harming our own health.
“Caregiving can create a level of stress unlike anything else,” says Kathy McGuinness, Pastoral Care Coordinator at Blessed Sacrament. “Our goal is to help those caregivers with ways to better cope with this stress.”
Holiday Stress and Caregiving is a free workshop hosted at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on November 17, 2016. This workshop, 1:00-3:00 p.m., is specially designed for caregivers serving those with dementia. The afternoon will offer specific tips and techniques for surviving the hectic season.
Tom Rinkoski, who is a caregiver coach at Elder Options, the Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging, is the featured presenter. Rinkoski is a Florida State Department of Elder Affairs Certified Dementia Educator. He is also nationally certified as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations.
For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact Kathy McGuinness at (352) 394-3562.
Founded as a parish in 1961, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church began serving the Clermont Catholic community as early as 1910. Today, it is a parish of nearly 4,600 families within the Diocese of Orlando, Florida. The Very Reverend Robert Webster, pastor, and the members of the congregation are centered on Christ, striving to serve God’s creation and those most in need.