About this Program
Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, adult family members or friends with disability. We know we are helping, but many of us don’t attach ourselves to the title of ‘caregiver.’ Yet, the role of the caregiver can often strain one’s health and well-being on many levels, including physical, mental, social, and financial. If you are unsure of whether you are a caregiver, here are a few examples of the many different responsibilities a caregiver can assume:
- Providing companionship
- Making calls as a security check
- Making medical appointments or doing reminders
- Escorting to programs or services (i.e. wellness groups, medical appointments)
- Talking to the healthcare team or providing support in decision-making
- Administering medications or doing reminders
If you are a Tamil-speaking friend or family member caring for a loved one, we offer the following programs virtually and in-person to support your well-being. For the dates and times of each program, please view our program schedule.
Health & Wellness Program:
Our programs are developed from a holistic health approach to life, considering multidimensional aspects of wellness. Programs target the caregiver’s physical, mental, emotional, social, and intellectual aspects of health. Some examples of what we offer are: health education, art therapy, legal literacy, and computer literacy.
Breathwork, Stretches & Mindfulness:
Keep your mind and body healthy by participating in our relaxation workshop focusing on breathwork, stretches, and mindfulness; this workshop is offered online and in-person and led by a certified yoga instructor.
A safe place to meet and connect with other caregivers, learn coping strategies, resources, education, and receive formal and informal support.