“Alone we are strong, together we are stronger”

Caregiver roles are rewarding but can also pose challenges and have significant impacts on family and relationship dynamics. When “caregiver stress” is unaddressed, it can build into “caregiver burnout”, a physical, emotional and mental exhaustion.

We provide social work services for caregivers of seniors (55+). Caregivers can access individual counselling, group sessions, education, and access to resources in the areas of aging and memory, dementia (such as Alzheimer’s Disease), chronic illness, coping and self-care strategies, grief and loss, and resiliency.

Who is a caregiver?

A caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, child, relative or friend who provides unpaid support to seniors (55+) with chronic illness and/or (dis)ability, including age-related concerns living in their own home or a care home and may or may not reside in the same City or Province as the caregiver. Support can include assistance with daily tasks like medication administration, meal preparation or appointment management, and can also include emotional support, and advocacy support.

Caring Together Education and Support Group

Specialized memory loss and dementia group work with a focus on dementia education, strengthening coping strategies, and emotional support.

Caregiver Discussions

Generalized group sessions with a focus on practical caregiving strategies, resource navigation, and caregiver self-care.

Caregiver Discussions is a space for caregivers to offer and receive support and exchange strategies based on the shared experience of caregiving. Different topics will be explored each session, such as Communication Strategies and Navigating the Healthcare System.

This complimentary group is facilitated by a registered social worker from our Caregiver Support Program, sessions run from 10:00am - 11:30am.

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Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services may be offered virtually by Zoom. This is a drop-in group and participants can choose which sessions they will attend. To register, call our intake line at 403.287.3510.

Counselling for Caregivers

Individual counselling support with the purpose to explore options, find solutions, develop coping strategies, identify strengths, locate information and resources, and to promote healing, resiliency and self-empowerment.

Eligibility: Unpaid caregiver to a senior (55+)

Fee for Service: None

Contact us: 403-287-3510 or email info@fsc.org

“I have been to 4 or 5 other caregiver groups throughout the pandemic, and this is the best one I have attended. There is always a plan for our time together and resources shared.” - Caring Together Group Member