Unpaid family caregivers and care receivers residing in Sullivan and Orange Counties have a free opportunity to relax and recharge at the 6th Annual Caregiver Wellness Retreat on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). This event will take place, rain or shine, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Frost Valley YMCA on 2000 Frost Valley Road in Claryville, NY.
Free, roundtrip transportation is available for caregivers through the CRC, with pick up locations in Wurtsboro, Monticello, and Liberty. Caregivers riding the bus will avoid the responsibility of having to drive, leaving more time to relax.
Free, professional respite care will be available on-site for care receivers, including individuals who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. CRC and the Alzheimer’s Association will arrange respite care including music therapy, art exploration, and Frost Valley’s nature resource room.
Family caregivers can enjoy a free lunch, engage in planned activities, visit with other caregivers, or explore the beautiful surroundings of the YMCA grounds, including the famous Forstmann Castle. A traditional campfire accompanied by s’mores and soothing guitar music will conclude the retreat.
Pre-registration is required in advance. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the link located on the left sidebar of this page.
This free annual event is co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center, Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley, and Frost Valley YMCA and supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
The Caregiver Resource Center is a co-partnered program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County and is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.
In the event of special needs, please contact the office.
FREE for informal caregivers
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd.
Claryville, NY 12725