Support for caregivers

Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is sponsoring a free, eight-week support group for caregivers this spring. Beginning April 8, the Caregivers’ Support Group will meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 to 4, through May 27.  The support group is open to the public but pre-registration is required.

“Any person caring for a family member or loved one at home with a chronic illness or debilitating condition soon realizes that they have lost their independence and freedom,” said Rachel Yurdin, a grief and bereavement counselor with the agency. “The stress and exhaustion can be overwhelming. … They need to talk with others in similar circumstances, where they will find understanding that isn’t available anywhere else.”

The group will meet in Suite 114 of the Health and Wellness Center at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Wilton/Norwalk town line.

Information: 203-834-6341, ext. 255.