UCCS Aging Center to host free caregiver workshop

The UCCS Aging Center will host a free workshop to give caregivers essential resources and skills to help navigate the challenges of caring for an aging loved one. The workshop will be held Friday, October 26, from 1-4 p.m., at MacKenzie Place Senior Living, 1605 Elm Creek View (next to Nancy Lewis Park).

Attendees will hear presentations by caregiver experts, receive a comprehensive caregiver handbook, and have an opportunity to ask questions and connect with caregiving peers. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of MacKenzie Place, and an RSVP is required, as seating is limited. To reserve a spot, contact the UCCS Aging Center at (719) 255-8002.

The Aging Center’s Aging Families and Caregiver Program offers counseling and education for distressed caregiver families and referrals for supportive community services. Clients can receive up to eight free individual and/or group therapy sessions, thanks to a grant from the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. The program can help reduce caregiver stress and burnout, increase skill and confidence in caregiving, engage families to work together, and balance family roles.

Located in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, 4863 N. Nevada Ave. (across from University Village Center), the UCCS Aging Center is the only senior mental health center in El Paso County offering its services on a sliding payment scale or for Medicare reimbursement to adults 55 and older and caregivers (https://www.uccs.edu/~healthcircle/aging-center.html). MacKenzie Place is an upscale senior living community offering a continuum of care services including independent living, assisted living, and memory care (https://leisurecare.com/our-communities/mackenzie-place-colorado-springs).

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