Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland announces program for family caregivers

By Nick Kovatch on January 4 at 1:01pm

Central Illinois’ Area Agency on Aging is holding a program for family caregivers.

The Area Agency for Lincolnland has scheduled a Lunch and Learn program for informal caregivers of older adults, and grandparents and other relatives raising children. It will be held at the Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living at 15 Permac Road in Jacksonville on Tuesday, January 14th at Noon.

Christa McCarthy, a Career Agent for Transamerica, will present “46 Decisions You Need to Know When a Loved One Dies”.

Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required. There is no charge to attend.

The presentation is part of a series of Lunch and Learn programs. The goal of the series is to provide practical information that will help caregivers continue to provide quality care to others while maintaining balance in their own lives. Informal caregivers are those unpaid people such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide assistance to someone who is some degree incapacitated and in need of help with tasks such as grocery shopping, bill paying, cooking or personal care.

Grandparents or other relatives raising grandchildren are those who have accepted primary responsibility for raising one or more children through age 18.

To register or learn more about the Lunch and Learn series, call the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland at 217-787-9234 or 1-800-252-2918.