Did You Know?
The MADC is offering a free caregiver wellness program
On April 28th, 2012 the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) sponsored its first caregiver wellness retreat aptly titled, Catching Your Breath. The long awaited retreat, a ½ day program, included massage, music, yoga, lunch and most importantly, an opportunity for caregivers to talk, share and relax together. This special program was created in response to concerns about the health and wellbeing of family caregivers and important questions regarding the availability of caregiver wellness programs in our community:
1) Where can caregivers of individuals with memory loss go to renew, relax and restore?
2) Where can care partners learn stress management practices in order to continue
With generous support from an anonymous donor, plans were promptly set in motion to respond to these critical needs. Catching Your Breath was created as the kick-off event for a new monthly series offered this summer at one of Ann Arbor’s most restorative locations, the beautiful UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The unique partnership between the MADC and Matthaei Gardens demonstrates a shared appreciation and respect for family caregivers. Catching Your Breath is an important step in the creation of stress reduction programs and calming spaces for caregivers of adults living with memory loss in our community.
Please call to reserve your spot and learn more about this free program: (734) 936-8803