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    Southern Alberta Resource Centre
    Karl Lottes, MA, RSW

    102,  5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary Alberta T2H 1Z6
    Westech Building

    Telephone: 403-532-0609
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Caregiver Support Group

HD Caregiver Support Group

The Purpose of this group:

  • To provide education and resources about Huntington Disease.
  • To discuss strategies to support a loved one with HD when they experience physical, emotional and social changes that they cannot discuss or are reluctant to acknowledge.
  • To reflect about changes and identify personal strengths and resiliencies.  Often caregivers get so busy ‘caring’ that they cannot talk about events and changes.  This is a place to do that.
  • To help you and your loved one to develop a social support network, breaking down isolation, another very common pattern in HD.
  • To look at self-care strategies for caregivers.

Given the varying needs of participants, discussion topics vary according to group interests.

Please note this group is exclusively for caregivers.  Caregivers’ are family members of someone with a diagnosis of Huntington Disease.  This includes spouses, siblings, adult children and close friends with whom your loved one has regular contact.

If you are a caregiver, please consider attending as a gift to yourself.  Not only do you deserve it….. you need it!!

When:

Every third Wednesday of the month
10:30 a.m. to noon
upcoming dates:
Wednesday October 17, 2012
Thursday November 15, 2012
Wednesday December 19, 2012
Please contact Karl to confirm the next meeting date.
Where:
Resource Centre Office: 102 5636 Burbank Crescent SE Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6
Facilitator:
Karl Lottes, MA, Registered Social Worker
Resource Centre Director
Southern Alberta Resource Centre
Huntington Society of Canada
403.532.0609
General information about Huntington Disease:
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 www.huntingtonsociety.ca
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