Caregiver Support Group
Caring for those who care for others
Join other caregivers who share the same task to build a local support system.
The group is multipurpose – provide information for taking care of
yourself and your loved one along with sharing advice and understanding
with other caregivers. Meetings will open with short informational presentations
on a variety of caregiver topics followed by personal experience sharing.
Some sessions will offer guest presenters with topics such as nutrition,
exercise, home safety, medical needs, how to talk with someone with dementia,
taking care of the caregiver, and social and family circle for support.
Meetings held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Legacy
Living and Rehabilitation Center at 1000 S. Douglas Avenue in Gillette,
Wyoming at 6:30 pm; light refreshments provided.
June 12: We will stream the recent 60 Minutes
Alzheimer’s documentary. We will use it as springboard for discussion. This disease strikes everywhere;
we’ll see the effects it has had on a couple who agreed to have
their story profiled for the past 10 years.
June 26: Erik Bergquist with the
Gillette Memorial Chapel and Walker Funeral Home – When our loved ones pass away, there are still steps to take in
caregiving. Mr. Bergquist will join us to help us through the steps for
when our loved ones make their final journey.
July 10: Let’s catch up! No guest is scheduled. Time to take stock with
each other on how our journeys are progressing.
July 24: Ashley Fraser, RN and Director, with Campbell County Health
Hospice – will talk about the dying process.
Dr. Mosquera with Campbell County Medical Group,
Neurology and Pain Clinic – will be our guest to discuss the early signs of Alzheimer’s.
It’s far more complicated than simply forgetting where the car keys are!
August 28: Bonnie Tranel of Gillette – will visit to share her perspectives
on caregiving. She has steadfastly cared for her daughter for the past
28 years, and carries great wisdom and strength in her story.