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NDSU Extension Co-hosting Free Family Caregiving Webinar June 12

Caregivers can learn about managing stress, resources and services available, and more during a free June 12 webinar.

Gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension are hosting a free webinar at noon CDT on June 12. This webinar will discuss caring for an older loved one, common stressors for family caregivers, strategies to manage stress and resources/services available to help family caregivers.

More than 62,100 North Dakotans provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member, says Jane Strommen, NDSU Extension gerontology specialist. These individuals are often balancing many different obligations (children, employment, school, etc.). As a result, they may find it difficult to make time for educational opportunities that can help increase their knowledge to help themselves and the person they provide assistance.

“Because of the challenges family caregivers have attending educational events, we want to make it easier for them to get the information they want by delivering it as a webinar,” Strommen said.

Individuals will be able to participate from the comfort of their own home or during their lunch hour. The webinar will be recorded for those who are not able to attend in person.

There is no cost to participate. Register by visiting https://extension.sdstate.edu/event/family-caregiving-lunch-and-learn or going to https://extension.sdstate.edu/events and scrolling down to the June 12 Family Caregiving Lunch and Learn.

Future Lunch and Learn webinars will feature:

  • Long-term care planning – noon CDT, July 10
  • Aging well – noon CDT, Aug. 14
  • Difficult conversations – noon CDT, Sept. 11

NDSU Agriculture Communication – May 31, 2019

Source:Jane Strommen, 701-231-5948, jane.strommen@ndsu.edu
Editor:Becky Koch, 701-231-7875, becky.koch@ndsu.edu
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