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For Your HealthBY SALLY GOSSThe Calhoun County Caregiver Re- treat October 23, 2019 is an event de- signed to allow Caregivers, a person un- paid who regularly assists a loved one with personal care, household chores, or health issues have a day away.A FREE Day For Caregivers! someone to stay with your loved one,memorable one. Please give us a try!I have talked with past attendees and they all say it was a relaxing day away, and well worth taking time away from their daily responsibilities.Scene Publications is proud to be a sponsor of this special event for caregivers.It matters not what the physical or mental health concern is, if you arethe one who helps with daily chores, visits, feeds, provides activities, bathes washes cloths, transports, finds day care, or stays awake nights so your care receiver does not wander, you are a caregiver. The list could go on and on.We have tried to think of everything to help you make your day away aIf you do one, or all of the above tasks you are welcome to come to our event. The day is full of activities, breakfast, laughter, yoga, crafts and clutter control. Lunch is provided by NorthPointe Woods. The afternoon features a delightful presentation by Brenda Roberts.Last of all, if you need care for your loved one, we can providefrom one of the local home care pro- vider agencies in Calhoun County. Just call (269) 979-1479 and we can get that set up for you.CALHOUN COUNTYOCTOBER 23, 2019 • 9AM - 2PM First Congregational Church145 NE Capital Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017The day is free to caregivers. Registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Ask about respite availability.CAREGIVERAn unpaid individual who regularly assists a loved one with personal care, household chores or health issues.EVENTS OF THE DAYFeatured speakers | Massages Manicures | Retail therapy | Vendor fairCONTACTSally Goss 269-979-1479 x306COME RELAX, ENJOY A DAY AWAY & FEEL REFRESHED“Brenda is a very engaging speaker. Brenda talks about various kinds and symptoms of dementia, and she gives good examples of things to consider when caring for a loved one living with memory loss. I recommend Brenda as informed, and a dynamic speaker.”— Marce Wandell, Jackson County Department on Aging DirectorTHIS DAY IS ALL FREE TO CAREGIVERS. We also have nail techs, and massage therapists on board to pamper our guests. Care- giving vendors are displaying their information, and are on site to answer any questions you may have about your concerns, or needs. Meeting care providers face to face can be very comforting when you may need to reach out to them in the coming years.Retail therapy is a great way to look at fun gifts, and personal need prod- ucts, and certainly purchase items if you find just the right thing for you, or a gift for someone special.HEALTH ISSUE I SCENE 4409 15

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