Hickory -Join us on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library as Mary Mitchell from the Western Piedmont Council of Government Area Agency on Aging and Rik Covalinski from Premiere Care will present the Family Caregiver Support Program. Giving care around the clock to loved ones is difficult and often frustrating. Caregivers are on call for all kinds of needs, such as bathing, eating and toileting, as well as managing conditions such as dementia and other health issues. They become fatigued when they cannot take time to shower or go to the grocery store, or just have an hour alone to read a book or watch a TV show.

The WPCOG Area Agency on Aging has the resources to help. The Family Caregiver Support Program provides information about available services and resources to help caregiving families; assistance to access public and private agencies; support and training; respite care in the home provided by nursing assistants who can help the family and provide temporary respite, and other supplemental services.

The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. You can register online at http://hickorync.gov/content/library, click on Library Events and choose the Family Caregiver Support Program to reserve your seat. You can also call the library at 828-304-0500 ext. 7235 to register.

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd St. NE on the SALT Block. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.