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Nassau County Council on Aging offers free “Caregiver Stress-Busting Program”

Nassau County Council on Aging
Press Release
By Liz Dunn
Communications Director
[email protected]
October 15, 2021

NCCOA Offers FREE Caregiver Stress-Busting Program

Do you provide care for a loved one with a chronic illness or dementia? If so, you are not alone!

 

Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) is hosting The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers™, a FREE series of 9 sessions proven to help caregivers reduce stress, anger/hostility and anxiety, as well as improve quality of life. The program is supported by a grant from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, made possible from funds provided by the I.R. Bowen and Katherine H. Bowen Fund and the Robert T. and Carol R. Shircliff Fund.

The Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers™ (9 sessions) takes place from 10:00 to 11:30, November 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17; and January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022, at the Janice Ancrum Senior Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way in Fernandina Beach. To register, contact NCCOA at 904-261-0701. Enrollment is limited so call soon to reserve your spot.

Caregiver Stress-Busting Programs are developed by UT Health-San Antonio through research from the National Institutes of Health and financial support from The WellMed Charitable Foundation.

“This partnership focuses on the caregiving arena, creating a comprehensive offering of best practices,” said NCCOA President & CEO Janice Ancrum. “With support from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, we are able to provide this critical support to caregivers in our community. They are the unsung heroes who dedicate a portion of their lives to family members with a chronic illness or dementia. This evidence-based program helps caregivers face challenges with positive thinking, healthy living and a path to wellness.”

For more information, contact Emily Kunzelmann, NCCOA Project Specialist, at [email protected] or 904-775-5472.

About Nassau County Council on Aging

Founded in 1974 by local citizens, Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of older adults through services and compassionate care designed to improve the health, independence and economic security of Nassau County seniors and their families. For additional information, visit www.nassaucountycoa.org.

About The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Now in its 57th year, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (www.jaxcf.org)

is Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Foundation works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community – helping donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helping nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helping people come together to make the community a better place. The Foundation has $548 million in assets and has made grants of $600 million since 1964. 

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