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How to Get the Most Out of Support Groups: Seniors and Caregivers

Support groups for almost any condition can be found to help the individual and the families who are dealing with a problem. Emotional and practical support is offered through an exchange of information by participants and guidance by a professional.

 
PRLog - Mar. 8, 2012 - DENVER -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses support groups and how seniors can utilize them when faced with life altering issues such as illness, death and depression. Once perfectly capable adults may become distraught like never before and need support that an adult child or caregiver is ill-equipped to provide. Support groups exist for all kinds of ailments and situations, and there are others who are experiencing similar issues that are willing to share and provide a safe place to show up and ask for help. http://www.csa.us/seniorsupportgroups

Excerpts from article:

What is a support group?
The good news is that support groups exist for all kinds of ailments and situations. While many groups hold meetings in hospitals, churches, schools, homes, libraries, or community centers, others are available online. The Daily Strength website offers immediate access to anonymous support groups who meet online. People who are dealing with common types of issues come together and strengthen each other by sharing their feelings, experiences, and suggestions related to those issues and their own situation. Participants can relate to what others in the group are going through and therefore don’t feel alone.

Tips for finding a support group
•   Talk to your doctor or the hospital
•   Ask friends who have gone through the same experience
•   Search online for local meetings
•   Check online for resources such as online support groups , blogs, or chat rooms that are focused on your issue
•   Contact focused associations such as the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.
•   Another great resource for discovering the appropriate type of support is the Mental Health America website, which guides
    visitors to support groups. One may also visit the Mental Health America affiliate        
    website, which is an excellent resource for support groups by state.

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, How to Get the Most Out of Support Groups: Seniors and Caregivers, visit our Senior Care Library at http://www.csa.us/CaringForSeniorsLibrary

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.

About SCSA

SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit www.csa.us.
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Contact:
Erica Ananich, SCSA
(888) 538-2599
society@csa.us
www.csa.us/blog


Refer a colleague today by visiting www.csa.us/CSA Referral

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SCSA educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. That means understanding the key health, social & financial factors that are important to seniors — so you can find success in the senior market.

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