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Caregiver Education & Support Groups Available

More than 23 million people provide unpaid care to an adult family member or friend, averaging approximately 21 hours of care per week. As our population ages, with boomers retiring and the sandwich generation expanding, this number will continue to grow.

While caring for an aging loved one can be rewarding, it may also involve significant financial and emotional costs. Balancing work, family and caregiving responsibilities can be tough, and can take a toll on the caregiver in many ways. 

Emory Campus
The Families in Transition education and support group offered through Wesley Woods on the Emory campus has been well received by caregivers in the community. Employees are finding relief and support in knowing that they are not alone with the overwhelming responsibilities of being a caregiver. They are becoming educated on issues pertaining to community resources and health concerns including dementia and Alzheimer’s. The group has attracted people looking for help with the various stages of planning and caring for an aging or sick family member.

Families in Transition meets:
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Noon - 1:00pm
Cox Hall - Center for Women
Conference Rm, 3rd Flr
569 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 7:30pm
52 Executive Park South, Ste 5200
Atlanta, GA 30329

For more on the Families in Transition Caregiver’s Education & Support Group (Emory Campus) contact Pat Rich at (404) 728-6304.

Oxford Campus
The Community Caregiver’s Education & Support Group at Oxford College aims to help caregivers in the Oxford and nearby communities by providing education and support to caregivers. The new group will be facilitated by Callie Curington Weber, M Div. She is a Bereavement Coordinator with Abbey Hospice and works with patients and their families every day. Abbey Hospice has been providing services in the metro area for more a decade. They offers training and assistance to people caring for sick loved ones, spiritual and respite care, bereavement, and community referral.

The Community Caregiver’s Education & Support Group meets
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Library 2nd floor conference room

For more information on the Community Caregiver’s Education & Support Group (Oxford Campus), contact Callie Weber at (770) 464-5858.

For more information on other caregiver support options, contact  Audrey Adelson at the Emory WorkLife Resource Center at (404) 727-1261.

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