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Caregivers invited to join United Way Caregivers Coalition

Diane Klaif, The Alternative Press

Sunday, November 24, 2013 • 4:21pm

United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition invites area family caregivers to its monthly meeting on December 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m., to learn about the local resources available to help individuals in their caregiving journey. The meeting is held at Tri-Co Federal Credit Union, 47 US Highway 206, in Augusta.

Caregivers are the family members and friends who help their loved ones with a range of tasks from paying bills or driving to doctors, to personal care such as bathing and dressing, to medical care such as administering medication.

United Way Caregivers Coalition holds monthly meeting which are open to the public. These meetings offer education, resources, support, and ideas while also helping caregivers connect with other caregivers and empathetic professionals who can share experienced advice. Each meeting opens with a caregiver sharing a personal story about the challenges and joys of caregiving.

Coalition meetings are held in Sussex County on the first Thursday of the month. Members are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the meeting. Anyone with an interest in caregiving is welcome.

The monthly meetings are one of the services United Way Caregivers Coalition provides to help unpaid family caregivers better access information while giving them the support they need in their caregiving role. The Coalition, established in Sussex County in 2012 has more than 200 members, including caregivers, medical professionals, social service agencies, businesses, and other community groups.

For more information about United Way Caregivers Coalition in Sussex County, email Robin.Ennis@UnitedWayNNJ.org or call 888.338.9227.

About United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health.  We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives.  Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow throughout Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties.  Give.  Advocate.  Volunteer.  LIVE UNITED.  To learn more, call 973.579.3040 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.

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