Caregiver education and training available on the aging process, disease, home safety and more

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 6, 2022) If you are helping someone with physical care, emotional support, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources, YOU are a caregiver!

Learning more about the illness that your loved one is experiencing, or how to handle stress, can be helpful for caregivers. The Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas and its partners offer educational programs that provide information to caregivers about a variety of topics such as disease, the aging process, home safety and caring for oneself.

Support groups give caregivers the opportunity to learn new ways of handling their responsibilities and get support.

Go to Family Caregivers Online to access the Agency’s web-based training program.

Information provided by Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County and North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves adults age 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Their mission is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers. They provide services and resources that help older adults maximize their quality of life and live as independently as possible. By providing information, education, and direct services, they help individuals meet basic needs and make informed decisions. Contact one of their staff members, or call 800-272-3921.

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