East Wichita Caregiver Support Group set for May 5

NEWTON, Kan. (April 29, 2015) – Prairie View’s East Wichita Caregiver Support Group, open to caregivers for older adults, meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5 at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, 9333 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, Kansas.

Celia Easley, information and outreach specialist for Central Plains Area Agency on Aging (CPAAA), will be the guest speaker. She will explain services provided by CPAAA as well as other community resources available for caregivers of older adults.

Sharie Quattlebaum, a licensed specialist clinical social worker at Prairie View, facilitates the monthly caregiver group. Joining her will be Marsha Siebenmorgen, a Prairie View psychology intern from the University of Tulsa.

The group offers education, mutual support and problem solving with others who are dealing with similar caregiving situations. This includes caregivers whose care receiver has any illness, including dementia. Admission is free and open to the public.

This program is funded in part by the Kansas Department on Aging through the Older Americans Act of 1965 and administered by the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging.

For information, phone 316-634-4700 or 800-992-6292 or see prairieview.org