Edit: Please note that the Prepare to Care series has been postponed to Jan. 26 due to expected inclement weather.

Providing care for another person is a very important role. That care is often given to a close loved one, such as your mother, father, spouse or even a close friend. Becoming a care provider can be an adjustment and if an accident or illness takes place, the need can come without warning. It’s also possible it may start by assisting with small tasks that grow into bigger ones. Assisting with trips to the doctor or the grocery store may evolve into cooking meals, taking care of their finances or healthcare.

If you are planning ahead or are currently taking care of a family member, our upcoming classes can make the process easier for both you and your loved one. The classes include resources and education to help you get organized and ready for your caregiving journey.

MHP will host five Saturday sessions as part of our Prepare to Care series, with topics that include: Starting the Conversation, Forming Your Team, Making a Plan, Finding Support, and Caring for Yourself. Simply call to reserve your FREE spot. You can attend one or all sessions. Hot coffee and fresh donuts await you while you prepare for whatever the future may hold.

Why should you come? Because:

  • A crisis for your loved one never comes at a convenient time
  • Many people avoid the conversation about caregiving and end-of-life planning, but you can learn ways to start it
  • You’ll receive important information for the future, whether you need it now or need it later—and you can always share it with those you love.

The first session is Saturday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level auditorium of the MHP Medical Center. Call or email Ralanda Smallfelt to reserve your space: 317-398-0127 or rsmallfelt@shelbyseniorservices.org