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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Savvy Caregiver Classes Provide Support

January 23, 2020

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with support from the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) and Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation are teaming up to provide the Savvy Caregiver series this February.
 
The classes, which aim to provide knowledge and skills essential to those who are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, February 4-25. Classes will take place at Easterseals in New Castle. The series will be offered in Dover and Georgetown later this year. Easterseals funding is available to help caregivers pay for a loved ones’ care while they attend classes.
 
“I cannot stress enough how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves. One way to do that is by being an educated caregiver through educational programs such as the Savvy Caregiver Series,” notes Cyndy Fanning, MSW, LCSW. “We have found an ideal partner in Easterseals as we work together to bring valuable information to families managing this journey. Together we can empower the caregivers in our communities with the tools they need.”
 
In addition to the Savvy Caregiver classes, Easterseals has a number of supports for caregivers, such as the Caregiver Resource Center and grants for respite care. For more information about Easterseals caregiver resources or to register for the Savvy Caregiver workshops, contact Anya at 302-221-2087 or email resources@esdel.org.
 
Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation is the first and only comprehensive program for people with memory disorders. As part of the Christiana Care Health System, the Center is dedicated to helping families by providing essential services, guidance, education, and support programs. Guided by the System's values of Excellence and Love, the Center uses an interdisciplinary approach to develop an optimal plan of care for those walking this difficult journey. It is generously funded in part by the Howard W. Swank, Alma K. Swank, and Richard Kemper Swank Foundation.

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