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Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Caring for the Caregiver: Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is not always easy. The Nourish for Caregivers ministry understands that family caregivers need somewhere to turn to for information, support in their faith and personal connection during the caregiver journey. Each Nourish gathering provides practical approaches, tools and resources to help navigate these times with a Christ-centered view. 

Interested in starting a Nourish for Caregivers group? Join us for a workshop on November 2, 2019 on “caring for caregivers.”  View the flyer or RSVP here 

Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its first Nourish for Caregivers support groups:

Host ParishMeeting TimeParish ContactMore Info
St. John Chrysostom, Wallingford First Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM Mary Chollet, mchollet@sjcparish.orgRSVP here
View the flyer
St. Anastasia, Newtown SquareSecond Thursdays, 10–11:30 AMAimee Gustitis, aimeegustitis@outlook.com RSVP here
View the flyer
Nativity BVM Parish Center, MediaThird Saturdays, 10-11:30 AMDonna Tustin, dtustin.nativitybvm@comcast.net RSVP here

 

More information:
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.

Questions?
Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or aimeegustitis@outlook.com

Who should come to a Nourish gathering?
Nourish for Caregivers is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent, in town or at a distance. Nourish provides caregivers a faith perspective, as well as practical and emotional supports, useful tools, and shared experiences.

What topics will be covered at a Nourish gathering?
Topics change and vary by month. Meeting topics include: the spirituality of asking for and receiving help, avoiding common pitfalls, communication dynamics, keeping loved ones safe, caring for loved one and yourself, speaking up and more.

How to Start a Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Nourish provides you with a well-structured, easy-to-implement program that can help you launch a parish-based, lay-led ministry to facilitate an effective and ongoing care for the caregivers in your community. Archdiocese of Philadelphia parishes receive a discounted rate when launching a new Nourish group.