Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers (Kankakee)
The Stress-Busting program is designed to improve the quality of life for family caregivers of persons with dementia by helping them manage their stress and cope better with their lives.
Caregivers who have participated have reported significantly lowered stress, depression and anxiety, as well as improvement in their ability to relax and manage stress and an increase in their self-esteem.
¨ Getting Started/Technique: Relaxation Breathing
¨ Stress: Effects on Mind, body, and Spirit/Technique: Meditation
¨ Caregiver Stress & Relaxation/Technique: Imagery
¨ Challenging Behaviors of People with Dementia/Technique: Hand Massage
¨ Grief, Loss, & Depression/Technique: Art Therapy
¨ Coping with Stress/Technique: Aromatherapy
¨ Positive Thinking/Technique Journaling
¨ Taking of Yourself: Healthy Living/Technique Music Therapy
¨ Choosing A Path to Wellness
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 13 – Nov. 8
Time: 2:00pm– 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kankakee Community College Room D124
Facilitators: Cindy DeGroot and Jen Florian
To register, click here or call 815-802-8207.
This course is funded by the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging with funds granted through the Administration for Community Living and Administered by the Illinois Department on Aging.