Over the summer, we added Curves of Los Altos to our family of care partners. Since then, Mimi and Tracey have led our Caregivers' Walks and are hosting a thirty-minute at-home workout on November 2nd. More than just two women who are part of a nationwide franchise of woman-focused gyms, both are also caregivers. Here are their stories.
At the last pier, there was a bench where we would sit and overlook the boat launch. Sometimes, we'd see people carefully backing their cars toward the water, guiding the boat trailer until there was enough draft to release the vessel, and sometimes we saw the process in reverse, as folks pulled their craft out and got them hitched up on the tow trailer again.
Here we are, in the middle of unknown territory, perhaps feeling a bit like the earthy rug has been pulled out from underneath us.
While often juggling physical as well as emotional demands, caregivers can be at significant risk for health problems, including mental and emotional strain.
What we have found at Breathing Spaces first hand, is the support that you gain by becoming part of a walking group is powerful.
How many of you are feeling over whelmed? Come on, it’s ok to say yes.
Many family caregivers take on the responsibility of caring for their loved one’s themselves for various reasons which I understand.....
Over the past few months, I’ve had many people going through very difficult times in their lives. Loved ones passing away, others that are suffering watching a loved one slip from the person they used to be. None of it is easy to be with or watch happen.
Whether you are currently a family caregiver or have been, don’t forget the importance of caring for yourself.