WACOG’s Caregiver Program helps family caregivers with tools and supports for the unpaid but vital job of caring for a loved one. These programs are made possible through the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), established under the 2000 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. WACOG’s Caregiver programs include education and training, caregiver respite, caregiver support groups, and caregiver zones.
WACOG’s Caregiver Zones contain print and digital resources for caregivers. All Caregiver Zones have pamphlets and books on various illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and different types of cancer. The Caregiver Zones also have resources on better eating, how to take care of a loved one who is ill, different life situations, and caregiver self-care. A computer is available to look up resources and watch videos on the subject of caregiving.
|La Paz||Parker Community Senior Center||Address: 1115 W 12th St, Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: (928) 669-9514
|Yuma||Yuma Foothills Library||Address: 13226 S Interstate 8 Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85367
Phone: (928) 342-1640
|Yuma||AWC/NAU Library, Educational Resource Center||Address: 2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: (928) 344-7777
|Mohave||Kathryn Heidenreivch Adult Center||Address: 1776 Airway Ave # A, Kingman, AZ 86409
Phone: (928) 757-2778
|La Paz||Quartzsite Public Library||Address: 465 Plymouth Rd. Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Phone: (928) 927-6593
|Mohave||Bullhead City Senior Nutrition Center||Address: 2275 Trane Rd, Bullhead City, AZ 86422
Phone: (928) 758-1538
ONGOING VIRTUAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) is partnering with Elaine K Sanchez, author, speaker, and co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, to host ongoing virtual support group meetings.
When: Every other Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Hosted on Zoom
How much? Free
What to expect: Every other Wednesday, you will receive a link to a short video (produced by Elaine) designed to help you manage the emotional stress of caregiving.
The following week, you will receive an invitation to a one-hour, interactive support group meeting on Zoom.
We understand you might not be able to attend every meeting, and that’s okay. Even if you can’t participate regularly, by registering, you will still receive a link to the video.
If you are a family or professional caregiver, and you would like to join the group, please click on this link to register:
This program was funded through a Contract with the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Points of view are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Department. Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, WACOG AAA prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. WACOG must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, WACOG must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that WACOG will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: WACOG AAA 1-800-782-1886. Para obtener este documento en otro formato u obtener información adicional sobre esta política, WACOG AAA, 1-800-782-1886.