Maury Regional Health to host community education event for primary caregivers

04.19.2019

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Health (MRH) invites community members who are serving as loved ones’ primary caregivers to attend a free education event about the significance of self-care on Friday, May 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Maury Regional Annex.

“While caring for a loved one, it’s essential to remember your physical and mental wellbeing,” said MRH’s Director of Palliative Care Tammy Stokes, MSN, CHPN, BC-RN. “You cannot effectively care for someone else if your own needs aren’t being met.”

During the seminar, speakers will stress the importance of remembering to take care of oneself while caring for another, beginning with a presentation led by Stokes about “care for the caregiver.” MRH Chaplain Lyndall Propst, MA, will also discuss how caregivers can continue to satisfy their emotional and spiritual needs, while Carla Jones, LMSW, will share information about community resources available to caregivers. The morning will conclude with a local caregiver’s personal story of caring for a loved one.

Registration is not required to attend this free event, which is located at the Maury Regional Annex (1223 Trotwood Ave.) across from Maury Regional Medical Center.

Contact MRH’s Nursing Professional Development Department at 931.381.1111, ext. 7428, or via email at tread@mauryregional.com to learn more.



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