Family Caregiver Open House November 15

BROKEN BOW—Are you a family caregiver? Do you know someone who is? Custer Care and Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (CNCAP) know that you need a break.

Anyone who cares for a loved one is invited to a Morning Coffee event on Wednesday, November 15. The open house will take place from 9-11 a.m. on November 15 at Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) in Broken Bow (2520 S E St, Broken Bow, NE 68822).

Local experts will speak on communication strategies and resources available to those caring for family members. CNCAP Lifespan Respite Specialist Peggy Jensen also wants to honor and thank those who donate their time to others. She knows how important it is for caregivers to monitor their own health and take a break.

“If they’re caring for someone 24/7 that has a learning disability, a physical disability, or a loved one that is aging—that family caregiver needs to take a break,” Jensen said.

Jensen works out of Loup City and oversees 45 counties in her role with CNCAP. The statewide program will assist caregivers and let them know they are not alone.

November happens to be National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month, so head out to MPCC on Wednesday to enjoy donuts and coffee and allow Custer Care and CNCAP to help make your lives easier.