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.