Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Western Slope Caregivers & Respite Resource Fair

Respite for you=better care for your loved one

The Western Slope Caregiver & Respite Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at the Mesa County Community Services Building 510 29 ½ Road, Grand Junction, Conference room 1060 from 4:00-7:00pm.

Statistics show most Americans will be informal caregivers at some point during their lives. During any given year, there are more than 44 million Americans (21% of the adult population) who provide unpaid care to an elderly or disabled person 18 years or older. In the United States informal caregivers provide 80 percent of the long-term care.

To help provide information on services and resources in Western Colorado, the Colorado Respite Coalition is hosting a Caregivers Resource Fair. This fair will offer resources for those caring for someone with special health needs of all ages. Whether you are a caregiver for a loved one or a healthcare agency, resources are available to lighten the load for those who serve children, youth or adults.

“People who take an active, problem-solving approach to caregiving issues are less likely to feel stressed than those who isolate themselves and never seek the resources available in Mesa County.” said Colleen Roahrig, Resource Fair Organizer “This Resource Fair will offer valuable tools to help family members, professionals and volunteers providing care to ailing individuals.” added Roahrig.

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