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PalliativeCare Center to offer workshops/coffee breaks for caregivers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The PalliativeCare Center is offering a free six-week workshop that will offer caregiving tips and address financial issues, grief and loss, advance directives, as well as palliative care and hospice resources. The workshop with be at 3 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6 at the Hansford Center, 500 Washington St., in St. Albans.

The PalliativeCare Center is also offering monthly Caregiver Coffee Breaks around the state to help support caregivers and family members managing a loved one with a serious illness. The coffee breaks are more of a support group for any and all caregivers but the program includes caregiving tips, self-care and emotional support.

Caregiver coffee breaks will be held at the following locations:

Belle Church of Christ, 111 Kanawha St., Belle: 9 to 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive, Cross Lanes: 9 to 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

 Mason County Action Group, 101 Second St., Point Pleasant: 5 to 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

The PalliativeCare Center will also host a Faith Leaders Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 24 at HospiceCare's Main Office, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W. The Rev. Gary Nelson of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church will speak. For more information or to register for the workshops and coffee breaks, contact Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950 or cmatheny@palliativecarewv.org.


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