Marshall Medical Center is offering all family caregivers an empowering
six-month course called Compassionate Self Care from Oct. 27 through April
13, twice per month on Thursday mornings in Cameron Park from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
While caring for a loved one is extremely important and very rewarding,
it is also a demanding responsibility. The emotional, spiritual and physical
repercussions of caring for others are very real and can contribute to
compassion fatigue. Statistics show that 60 percent of family caregivers
die before the person they are caring for. This can be attributed to multiple
stress triggers such as lack of support, isolation and sadness.
This program is designed to help caregivers explore different ways to be
present to themselves in the midst of the daily pressures of care giving.
Participants will learn to practice self-compassion, which in turn extends
to those they minister.
The course tuition is free and made possible by Friends of Seniors.
The instructor Julie Interrante MA is committed to the evolution of the
self through the power and wisdom of one’s own soul. She teaches
the importance of embracing pain, which breaks open the heart, catalyzing
great courage, trust and creativity for living life fully.
Interrante is an adjunct professor in the department of psychology at Sacramento
City College and the author of “The Power of a Broken-Open Heart.”
Call Marshall Community Health Education at (530) 626-2990 to register
or for more information.
Free respite care is being offered through Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
and may be available to eligible caregivers by calling (916) 728-9333.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board-certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents
of El Dorado County.