Family Caregivers (family, friends, and neighbours who provide personal, social, psychological and physical support, assistance and care, without pay, for family members and friends in need) are invited to attend a public forum at Community Living St. Marys on Thursday, July 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This public forum is being held as part of Connecting the Dots for Family Caregivers – an initiative aimed at improving the experience of those who support loved ones through their health care journey. Family caregivers are invited to attend this forum and share their story and experience with the health care system. These stories will be used to help identify areas for improvement that ensure family caregivers are heard, respected and valued.
Community Living St.Marys Thursday July 27th from 4:30 to 6:30pm 300 Elgin Street East in St.Marys. All families are welcome! “Being a family caregiver can be rewarding and fulfilling but it can also be challenging and a significant source of stress and anxiety.” says Danielle Van Duzer, Communication Lead for Connecting the Dots for Family Caregivers. “This important initiative brings together six local health care partners who will listen to, learn from and act with family caregivers and health care providers to co-create supports, programs, and resources that address the needs of family caregivers and ensures they feel valued, respected, engaged and supported in their important role” Health Care Partners of Connecting the Dots for Family Caregivers include The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) (Lead Organization); The North Perth Family Health Team (NPFHT); STAR Family Health Team (STAR FHT); One Care Home and Community Support Services (One Care), the Southwest LHIN (SWLHIN) and Alzheimer’s Society of Perth.