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Family caregiver conference Sept. 22

By From staff reports
Published in News on September 13, 2011 1:46 PM

A family caregiver support program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Waynesboro Historical Village, 801 U.S. 117 South.

The goal of the program, titled "Take Time to Laugh and Play," is to give unpaid family caregivers a chance to regroup with informational programs, recreation and relaxation. Assistance is available for care of dependent family members during the retreat, but arrangements must be made in advance.

The program will include laughter therapy, stress management, games, prayer groups, crafts, nature trail, long-term planning and food. It is geared toward people caring for adults 60 years old and older.

The program is sponsored by the Family Caregiver Support Program, the Senior Companion Program, Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church and Wayne County Services on Aging.

For more information or to register, call (252) 638-3185 ext. 3011.