Care for the Caregivers Ministry

What is the Care for the Caregivers Ministry?
Many of us with families of our own know what it is like to care for our loved ones as well as aging or ill parents/family members. There’s a name for those of us experiencing this life event. We are called “The Sandwich Generation” We care for our loved ones, do the best we can but often neglect our own needs: physical, emotional and spiritual. Please know that if you are a caregiver, you are not alone! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics show that 1 in 5 adults are caregivers (CDC Caregiving Data Fact Sheet).

Because of the prevalence of this situation, we have formed an outreach ministry to caregivers which will offer spiritual and emotional support as well as resources and information. The sessions will be led by Lenore Guido, Social Worker/Bereavement Coordinator at Holy Name Hospice and Palliative Care Community, and joined by Donna Grotheer and Chris Black.

When does the group meet?
Monthly on a Tuesday evening, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The complete current schedule is located on the home page of this website, where you will also find the registration link. Registration helps us prepare and is appreciated, but keep in mind that the doors to St. Peter’s are always open in case you make a last minute decision to join us.

Contact:
201-261-3366

Chris Black – cblack@saint-peter.org
Pastoral Associate for Adult Formation

Donna Grotheer – dgrotheer@saint-peter.org
Pastoral Minister to the Sick and Homebound