For the remainder of the year, Care for the Caregiver will hold its meetings Thursday, Nov. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m.
Following the holidays, meetings will resume on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
Facilitated by Dr. Karen Willfahrt, a nurse, naturopathic doctor and caregiver for her 94-year-old mother, the Nov. 30 meeting will cover the benefits of meditation for caregivers and non-caregivers alike.
Benefits of meditation
Meditation has been studied and reported beneficial to health and longevity since Harvard first reported such a study in the 1970s, a press release said. Willfahrt has found guided meditation to be a profound help for herself and others.
Willfahrt will highlight the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, a scientist, teacher, lecturer and author and will demonstrate Dispenza’s guided meditations and discuss the benefits of this self-care activity that can be used any time for times of stress or relaxation.
All caregivers are welcome, including those who have hired caregivers, caregivers of a family member or those who have been caregivers in the past.
“Caregiving is stressful,” the press release said. “A recent report stated that a large percentage of caregivers rate their health as poor. We invite you to attend our meeting to share your experiences and receive self-care techniques to incorporate into your daily life.”
The format of the Care for the Caregiver meetings has continued to evolve to provide the most benefit for those in the caregiving role. All those in attendance are invited to share their experiences, struggles and most importantly, self-care practices that have been beneficial in their personal situations.
Care for the Caregiver meetings are at the Fountain Hills Vendor Venue, 16714 E. Avenue of the Fountain from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Karen Willfahrt at email@example.com.