Caregivers offered hope at Aglow on Jan. 20

Aglow of Fort Dodge and Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave.

Caregivers Offered Hope at Lifetree. Coping with the demands of caregiving will be shared at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe.

The program, titled “Care for Caregivers: Meeting the Unique Needs of Those Who Sacrifice for Others,” features a screening of the short film Life in Reverse. The film chronicles the experiences of Florence Feldman who, for 10 years, served as a caregiver as her mother slowly sank into dementia.

“Being a caregiver can be both rewarding and exhausting,” says Feldman. “It’s easy to feel isolated and burdened. Getting the help and support needed to stay sane and healthy, let alone to thrive, is a challenge caregivers face.”

The Lifetree program offers an hour of support and understanding, as well as Feldman’s insights about meeting caregivers’ needs.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located at Cana, 18 S. Third St.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Rev. Barbara Huisman at 302-8036