ALTON — A new support group for caregivers will be held at WellSpring Resources’ Alton office beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2.
The group is intended for family caregivers or for those working in the caregiving profession. The group is intended to provide opportunities for individuals to discuss their concerns and find resources to help regain a sense of balance. Participants can find information about coping techniques and resources to make the job of caregiving less stressful. Participants may listen, discuss and gain a sense of understanding, as well as compassion and strength in numbers.
Local caregiver Tammy Whitley will co-facilitate the support group. Whitley brings more than 15 years of caregiving experience. Laura Kunz, a senior caregiver specialist for Wellspring Resources, also will be in attendance as a co-facilitator. There is no charge to attend.
The group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at WellSpring Resources, 2615 Edwards St. For information, contact Senior Services Plus at (618) 465-3298 ext. 100, Wellspring Resources at (618) 462-2331, or Tammy Whitley at (217) 246-4112. For information, visit www.seniorservicesplus.org.