Support for carers at Canowindra Community Health Service

Support for carers at Canowindra Community Health Service

Canowindra Health Service is dedicated to helping everyone in our community.

Sometimes this means supporting people who are well and healthy, or those who are looking after someone else.

Canowindra Community Health staff are offering support for carers of people living with memory loss.

Canowindra Primary Community Health Social Worker, Karen Ladlow said being a carer can be a tough experience but there is help available. 

“Caring for someone with memory loss can be a lonely and difficult experience which can leave people feeling isolated or helpless, but as the saying goes, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’,” she said. 

“It is well known that by talking to others who share a similar experience, people feel less alone, and more able to cope on those really hard days, and with the everyday.

“This group offers education, time out, support and information for carers of people with memory loss.

“A carer can be a family member, a friend or neighbour, or anyone involved in the lives of people with memory loss.”

The group will be held at the Canowindra Community Health Centre in Ryall Street, from 10am to 12pm on the second Tuesday of every month, starting February 12, 2019 and wrap up in November 2019.

Carers need to register by calling the Canowindra Community Health Centre on 6340 3300.

Morning tea will be supplied for a gold coin donation.

Canowindra Community Nurse, Ann Jones said if carers had any concerns to ring Canowindra Community Health Centre. 

“If you’re still not sure or have worries you think don’t quite fit this group, ring the Canowindra Community Health Centre and ask to speak to the Social Worker, available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week,” she said. 

“I am here to help.”

If people need in-home respite for their person in order to attend, to call the Commonwealth Carers Respite Centre on 1800 052 222. 

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