PCA marks National Caregivers Month with workshop

For more than 30 years, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Caregiver Support Program has provided relief services for those caring for loved ones.

In 2018, the program served more than 750 caregivers with financial assistance, education and training, and care management.

In observance of National Family Caregivers Month in November, PCA will hold its Caregiver Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its headquarters, 642 N. Broad Street. Presentations will include information and strategies to assist in decision making, methods to navigate health/social systems, and exploring care options. The event will also feature wellness activities for caregivers, including a qigong workshop to improve mindfulness.

Health and wellness is especially important for caregivers, who frequently put their own mental and physical needs last. Lunch will be provided.

This is event is co-presented by PCA’s Caregiver Support Program and the Lutheran Settlement House Cares Program. Those who wish to attend the free workshop can register at 215-765-9000, ext. 5300.

For more information about PCA’s Caregiver Support Program, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.