When preparing to take flight, flight attendants give passengers instructions to follow in an event of an emergency. One is to “put your oxygen mask on before assisting others.”
This is also good advice for caregivers. Often caregivers are so busy taking care of the needs of their loved ones that they neglect their own. Over time this can hinder their ability to provide care effectively and cause burnout.
At November’s Boomers, Elders & More lunch session, Tabitha Satterfield, aging program director with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, will offer tools to help caregivers learn to care for themselves so they can effectively care for their loved ones.
“Caring for the Caregiver”
Nov. 16, 2016; noon–1 p.m.
Light Hall Room 412
Don’t forget: The Child & Family Center website has information and articles for caregivers you can access anytime. Click on Resource Library for a list of topics.
Contact: Stacey Bonner, (615) 936-1990