Caregiving is quite possibly the most difficult job in the world.
It’s essential that a person be available and able to care for a loved one or friend who needs caregiving assistance, but it’s also essential that the caregiver take care of herself or himself. Otherwise, the caregiver can suffer from burn out or even develop health problems or emotional distress.
Edward Harper, Senior Services Director at Blount Memorial Hospital, will give a presentation on “Taking Care of Caregivers” at the Blount County Public Library on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
The program is sponsored by Blount County Public Library and the Blount County Office on Aging in collaboration with Blount Memorial Hospital Senior Services.
Edward Harper says, “Being a caregiver isn’t easy. Adults who provide unpaid care to another adult need support, easy access to community resources and the chance to share their experiences with others.”
Harper has long-time experience in Senior Services at Blount Memorial Hospital and is a Licensed and Certified Social Worker. He also performs with the popular local Americana band, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.