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.”