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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension


Burned out caring for someone? Attend this workshop

Feb. 5, 2020

Caring handsAs people age and some become disabled, they may need a caregiver, and while that role can be fulfilling, it also can be exhausting and sometimes isolating.

Anyone who cares for another likely has experienced the stress and possibly the feelings of helplessness that can come with taking care of an ailing person.

To help caregivers through the many hurdles, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is co-hosting a free workshop on Feb. 22.

The workshop is for people who care for someone who is disabled or sick, adult children concerned about aging parents, as well as those who work for long-term care facilities.

Although the workshop’s presenters will be in Columbus, their talks will be streamed live to locations in Akron, Athens, Caldwell, Fremont, Lebanon, and Ottawa. At each of the meeting sites, an OSU Extension educator and representatives from local social service or senior service agencies will be present to answer questions and encourage discussion. <read more...>