FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2008
(415) 434-3388, Ext. 312
blawrence at caregiver dot org
June 21 “Getaway” for LGBT Family Caregivers
Celebrating Pride at Barbary Lane
Family Caregiver Alliance invites members of the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/ Transgender) community who are caring for a loved with a chronic or debilitating health condition to a free one-day retreat on June 21 at the historic Barbary Lane Senior Community at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Participants will share experiences, resources and laughter in the company of other LGBT caregivers while enjoying a continental breakfast and catered lunch. They will have the opportunity to learn the essentials of stress relief and self-care, how to express creativity through journal writing, and explore conflict resolution through storytelling, dance and other techniques.
Celebrating Pride at Barbary Lane—a one-day retreat for LGBT caregivers
Saturday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Barbary Lane Senior Community, Oakland
Preregistration required. Call FCA at (800) 445-8106, Ext. 411, or register online at www.caregiver.org. From the home page, click on “Caregiving Info & Advice” and select “Workshops, Classes & Conferences”.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and assists caregivers through education, research, services and advocacy. Part of California’s statewide system of nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers, FCA offers information, education, publications, care planning, legal/financial consultations and respite assistance. Services are available to caregivers regardless of race, ancestry, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, income or age. Visit the FCA website at www.caregiver.org.
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