Pathways Shows Appreciation through Caregivers Pampering Day
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (May 12, 2016) – As part of its mission to provide community support and enhance quality of life, Pathways honored 75 caregivers across northern Colorado at their Caregivers Pampering Day April 30. The purpose of the event was to take care of those who spend their days and nights caring for a loved one.
“The day was a unique opportunity for caregivers in our community to take a break and take care of themselves,” said Director of Grief & Loss Program, Tammy Brannen-Smith, LCSW. “As organizations, we talk about self-care all the time and this was a way to make sure caregivers had the opportunity.”
Caregivers Pampering Day was a collaboration between the Larimer County Office on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, Volunteers of America, Lutheran Family Services and Mountain View Presbyterian Church. With the help of many volunteers, caregivers were able to indulge in free services with yoga instructors and massage therapists; learn stress relief techniques and art making; enjoy pedicures and tea tasting by Happy Lucky Teahouse and much more.
This special day was also made possible with financial support from AARP, UCHealth, Aspen Club, Seniors Helping Seniors, Mackenzie Place and other collaborating organizations.
Established in 1978, Pathways is a nonprofit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, palliative consultation and counseling for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.pathways-care.org/.