Support Groups Help Caregivers Manage Stress
Oklahoma City, OK – Sunbeam Family Services, through its Caregiver Fundamentals Program (CFP), will host support groups for individuals who are caring for a senior adult or grandparents who are raising grandchildren. The CFP program is in partnership with Areawide Aging Agency and provides caregiver education, respite and support groups.
Although caring for a loved one can bring feelings of satisfaction, caregivers often feel tired, overwhelmed, stressed, isolated and burned out. One of the tools Sunbeam offers is support groups throughout Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian and Logan counties. According to AARP, Oklahoma has more than 600,000 caregivers.
“Support groups provide caregivers a safe place to talk to other caregivers, ask questions, voice concerns and needs. It’s also a setting where they gain knowledge about resources available in the community to help them build confidence in their journey as caregivers,” said Taprina Milburn, Senior Care Manager.
Sunbeam offers the following free caregiver support groups in Oklahoma County:
For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
Educare OKC Grandparent Support Group, 500 SE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK – Second Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Midwest City Grandparent Support Group Fountain Brook, 11510 SE 15th Street, Midwest City, OK – Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For Caregivers:
Sunbeam Family Services 1100 NW 14th Street, Oklahoma City, OK – Last Tuesday of every month, 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch is provided)
WovenLife Oklahoma 701 NE 13th Street, OKC, OK – Fourth Wednesday of every month, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch is provided)
Excell Hospice & Home Health
1200 SW 104th, Oklahoma City, OK – Second Tuesday of every month, 12 p.m to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch is provided)
If you are interested in attending or for more information about Sunbeam’s Caregiver Fundamentals Program, call 405.609.8939 or [email protected].