Caregiver support

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will sponsor a seven-week support group for caregivers on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 2:30. Beginning April 12, the group will meet at the nursing agency’s offices in Suite 114 of the Health and Wellness Center at iPark, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Wilton/Norwalk town line.   

“The stress and exhaustion can be overwhelming for caregivers, who are frequently elderly,” said Laurie Petrasanta, a counselor with the nursing agency. “Caregivers need to take a break and take care of themselves. They need to talk with others in similar circumstances, where they will find understanding that isn’t available anywhere else.”  

The support group is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.  For more information, or to pre-register, call 203-834-6341, ext. 255.