marsha lynnNewton, NC – Catawba Regional Hospice is offering a four-week workshop series to help caregivers better cope with the challenges of supporting a loved one who has a chronic illness, disability, or life-limiting condition. All sessions are free.

April 25 focuses on the emotional and spiritual toll of caregiving. Leading it is the Rev. Kim Moss, MDiv, MSW, who highlights the importance of self-care for the caregiver.

May 2 addresses the practical aspects of caregiving. Lynn Killian, CNAII, teaches safe, hands-on techniques of personal care for patients.

May 9 tackles the financial impact of illness. Brent Bowman, CFP, discusses the costs and offers tips on paying for lynn killian_tightlong-term care. Access to local resources is also addressed.

May 16 looks at ways to manage the stress of caregiving. Marsha Lynn, RN, CHPN, WCC, leads participants in fun group activities to help find physical and emotional relief.

kim moss_tightEach session is offered twice, once in the early afternoon and again in the evening. The 1:30pm workshops will take place at Morningstar First Baptist Church (126 4th Ave SW, Hickory), and the 6:30pm workshops will be held at First United Methodist Church (311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory). Attendees are invited to choose whichever time and location they prefer.

The goal of the four-week series, beyond its practical tips, is to showcase the myriad benefits that hospice care offers to eligible patients. These workshops are intended to help caregivers understand that families and hospice providers are partners in care and that support is available at any time.
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To register for one or more sessions, call the Rev. Sandi Hood, CRH’s Director of Community Outreach, at 828-466-0466, ext. 3212, or email her at shood@pchcv.org. For more info. about hospice care, visit www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org, call 828-466-0466, or like them on Facebook.

About the Organization:
Catawba Regional Hospice, founded in 1979 as one of NC’s original three hospices, is a community-based organization providing hospice medical care, patient and family support, and spiritual comfort throughout the multi-county Catawba region. From Lake James to Lake Hickory to Lake Norman, we serve patients and families regardless of diagnosis, age, gender, nationality, race, faith, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to pay. CRH is licensed by the state of North Carolina, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and nationally accredited. For more info. about our programs of service, call 828-466-0466 or visit www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org.

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Lynn Killian
Rev. Kim Moss
Brent Bowman