This will be a discussion group for men who are serving in a caregiving role for a loved one with an illness or disability, whether spouse, sibling, parent or other loved one.
Caregiving can be lonely and stressful. Even when we deeply love the person we're caring for, the role of caregiver can challenge us in myriad ways. With the physical, emotional and practical demands, there's no question that caregivers need support to be able to take care of themselves while they care for another.
According to AARP, 40% of the family caregivers in this country are men, and men often have a different experience of caregiving than women. We would like to create a space for men to share their caregiving experiences and find support from other men. If the meeting is enjoyable or helpful, those attending may decide they'd like to meet again.
This event will be hosted by CHV Founder Geoff Lewis, and facilitated by Tim Rogers. Tim is certified in Somatic Integrity and has years of experience in group work, including as a volunteer for Dupont Circle Village.