“While Mom has been so ill, I feel like I’ve had thirty pairs of arms around me.”
Caregiver Support Groups give families the opportunity for emotional support, practical caregiving techniques, and education. Our licensed social workers and guest speakers provide information related to disease progression, symptoms, treatments, and resources. Creative problem solving among caregivers themselves helps to ease the way for all. Sharing the pain, frustration and, often, guilt associated with being a caregiver is critical for mental health. A healthy dose of laughter at some of the situations caregivers experience is also healing to the spirits of those who have taken on an enormous task. Motivated by love, these family caregivers face a daily roller coaster of sadness and joy as they reach out to their loved one. Winter Growth, in turn, reaches out to caregivers to support them in their mission.
Upcoming Support Groups
Caregiver’s Support Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please call the main office at 301-774-7501 if you will be attending.
Ruth Keeton Center Complex
No Caregiver’s Support Group meetings are currently scheduled.
Maryland Department of Aging
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Montgomery County Government Senior Site
Maryland Senior Care Services Program
Howard County Office on Aging
Maryland Access Point
SAGECAP-LGBT Caregiver Resource
Maryland Legal Aid
NAMI Howard County-Mental Health Resource
Neighbor Ride-Transportation Howard County
Olney Home for Life-Transportation Olney
The Senior Connection-Transportation Montgomery County