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...1st Cancer Caregivers' 1/2 day Seminar, Saturday, Feb. 22nd. 2013
Arizona Myeloma Network/Pat and Bill Hite, Cancer Caregivers’ Education/Support Program™, CCESP.
"There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.” (former first lady Rosalynn Carter, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving)"
Our AzMN/Pat and Bill Hite Cancer Caregivers’ Program is a half day seminar designed to provide caregivers of cancer patients with practical knowledge, skills and strategies necessary for effectively caring for their loved ones as well as themselves. Seminar Material is adapted from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s ‘Caring for You, Caring for Me’ program™, are customized specifically for caregivers of cancer patients.
Caregivers have repeatedly requested a support program. Thrust into their role unexpectedly, they are seldom adequately equipped to cope with the demands of tending to someone with a serious illness. Their suffering, often hidden, is reflected in high rates of depression and substance/ alcohol abuse,poor eating and exercise habits;chronic health conditions; and high risk of mortality. Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) states that “family caregivers are at risk for a wide range of problems in the areas of physical and mental health, finances, employment, and retirement .”
February 22nd, 2014. 8am -12:30pm with light refreshments
Where: Franciscan Renewal Center,
5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253.
Program Format The seminar will be led by a faculty including: social worker, psychologist, medical professional, and cancer caregiver. Community resource specialists will provide additional information and perspectives.
Program Topics include: Defining the Caregiver Role; Taking Care of Self; Building Cooperative Relationships; Preventing and Solving Problems; and Accessing and Developing Resources.
Program Cost: No fee. The program has been developed by the Arizona Myeloma Network,and is supported by private donations, and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, in honor of Pat and Bill Hite. Program handouts and materials will be provided.
Contact Information: Registration is available now on the AzMN website or by phone/ fax. Contact:Barbara Kavanagh, AzMN Founder and Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 623.388.6837;fax:623 245 6580. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended.
We are an Arizona 501©(3) non profit corporate organization and are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Tax ID#32-0169742. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Visit our website for further details.