Caring for a loved one? Want some support? Looking for a chance to breathe?
Everyone needs a break from time to time. The Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers is open to anyone who cares for an older adult (age 60+) in your life – be it a parent, spouse, neighbor, or anyone else.
About Our Program
All WSNFC offerings are FREE of charge to caregivers! Our program includes:
- Caregiver social outings offering a chance to relax, have fun, and connect with a community of people who understand.
- Educational programs to help you learn more about caregiving… and caring for yourself.
- Respite care available during every caregiver activity, to ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable.
- Group transportation to and from caregiver outings.
- Individualized care-planning consultations with a social worker specializing in caregiving.
- Home chore and handyman services to take a weight off your mind.
PAID focus groups providing an opportunity for caregivers to share your thoughts and experiences to help improve the program – and be compensated for your time.
Wednesday November 29th, 1:00 PM, Turner Senior Resource Center: Caregiver Lunch & Learn
Join the Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers for an educational program featuring a guest speaker from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B! The presentation will include an overview of AAA-1B services and programs to support caregivers, including information about programs that could help people be paid to be a caregiver. In addition, lunch will be provided and there will be time for caregivers to meet and connect with each other.
Group and one-on-one respite care are available for the person you care for. Pre-registration for this activity is required. Please contact [email protected] or (734) 998-9352 to RSVP.
This program is collaboratively provided by Silver Club Memory Programs, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, and Exhale, the Family Caregiver Initiative.
Funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and managed by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), the 2022 Exhale initiative involves a total of 60+ partner organizations across Washtenaw County and Western New York who will work in teams led by the 13 grantees including Silver Club Memory Programs. Exhale is dedicated to offering innovative solutions that give caregivers of older adults an opportunity to breathe a little easier. Visit www.exhaleforcaregivers.orgto learn more.