Tuesday, October 16, East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host an annual event to highlight mental health and the role of the caregiver — Prescription for Better Health Workshop. Programs will be held at the central office of the Agency, 2005 E. Highland Dr., Jonesboro from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no charge to attend.
“This workshop is designed to empower, educate, and rejuvenate caregivers,” said Dorcy Bowser, Agency family caregiver coordinator. “The mental and emotional toll caregiving takes is taxing and exhausting. We are welcoming fellow caregivers to learn from industry experts, stories, programs, and services that focus on their role.”
The agenda covers topics and services to include Medicare, home delivered meals, yoga and stretching exercises. Carltha Crockett, Crista Glaub, Bobbi Powell and Alexa Gann, Agency specialists, will present. In addition, guest speakers Brad Hyde and Matt Knight will address specifics of mental health.
Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance by noon on Oct. 12. Pre-registration is required. To attend the event, call 870-930-2222 or 800-680-6950.