Caregivers support group addressing significant need

Ask any caregiver, short or long term, while the work is a labor of love and rewarding on multiple levels, it can be tiresome and indeed, lonely.

Because of that, Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice is now offering a monthly Caregivers Community Support Group. The first meeting was set for 2 this afternoon at Big Boy in Marquette.

“We’re really trying to make the public aware of it; that it’s open to caregivers and their loved ones,” Tonya Pontel, adult day services co-coordinator at the hospice organization, said for a Mining Journal story on the issue. Caregivers are welcome to bring the person they are caring for to the meeting.

The Caregivers Community Support Group relates to the hospice organization’s long-running Alzheimer’s Cafe group.

“We still welcome everyone from the Alzheimer’s Cafe but we have found that many of the caregivers share a lot of the same components, so we want to be able to reach out to a broader spectrum of people,” said Mary Holkko, business manager at Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice.

Because of the compelling need, we support this program and recommend anyone involved in caregiving to investigate details by calling organizers at 906-225-7760.

For more information about Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice and its events, visit www.lakesuperiorhospice.org or facebook.com/LakeSuperiorHospice.