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Getting Ready for the Big Event

On Thursday, I’ll be the guest speaker for the second annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by the Fredericksburg area Partners in Aging.

The PiA used to honor local caregivers every year by inviting them to a seminar on some sort of useful topic like dealing with difficult behaviors or dementia.

Then a couple of years ago, according to luncheon committee member Patricia A. Holland, the organization decided that caregivers had enough stress without sitting through a workshop on the stuff many were dealing with firsthand every day. That’s when the idea was born for an entertaining, invitation-only, relaxing outing instead.

This time up, I’m the entertainment.

I’ll be talking about how to find the humor in caregiving. And about how figuring out what’s funny in a caregiving situation can help to relieve  some of the tension that often smolders when you are a child or spouse responsible for an elderly loved one. Continue reading