Caring for Caregivers Talk set for Aug. 12 at Wilmot Cancer Center

August 06, 2008

People providing care and support to a friend or loved one with cancer can learn ways to cope during a talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The session, which will be held in the Luellen Patient and Family Resource Center, is part of a series of lectures called “I Can Cope,” in conjunction with the American Cancer Society.

“Caring for a loved one can be a stressful experience and caregivers should make sure they tend to their personal needs as well,” said Sandra Sabatka, L.M.S.W., oncology social worker. She will lead the discussion with Nancy Gaillard, L.M.S.W., M.P.A., director of the resource center.

They will offer tips for managing emotions, improving communication skills, recognizing burnout and seeking support.

“I Can Cope” is a series of educational programs offered on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Sabatka at (585) 276-4529.

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