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The Caregivers’ Club Documentary and Discussion
Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
“I am just numb” … “I didn’t sign up for this” … “it’s a silent cry.”
These are words from members of the “club” no one hopes to join: The Caregivers’ Club. Its members are the relatives of someone diagnosed with dementia.
Join us to learn how the community–and you–can support these unseen and unsung heroes.
In the film, The Caregivers’ Club, meet three members and get a candid, intimate glimpse into their daily lives, as they navigate their journey as caregivers with humor and frustration.
These caregivers are also often called “the forgotten ones,“ because. despite all the media coverage of dementia, they are largely ignored or taken for granted, whether they care for a loved one at home, or accompany them through institutional life.
Before the film, hear an introduction from Marty Richards, MSW, and afterward engage in a facilitated discussion that will look at ways that community, support groups, and other resources can provide a scaffolding for those in this role.
Learn about how the Greenwood Senior Center is also exploring the care team approach as another way to support the dementia caregiver. Chaplain Trudy James, an early proponent/adopter/facilitator of the care team approach for supporting AIDS patients in Arkansas and Seattle, will be present to explain this concept.
Come join us for this important, poignant film, and learn about how to support caregivers in our own personal circles and in our community.
The Greenwood Senior Center is located at 525 N. 85th St., Seattle, 98103.
For questions or to RSVP, please call 206.297.0875.