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.
Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its first Nourish for Caregivers support groups:
|Host Parish||Meeting Time||Parish Contact||More Info|
|St. John Chrysostom, Wallingford||First Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM |
View the flyer
|Mary Chollet, firstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP here|
|St. Anastasia, Newtown Square||Second Thursdays, 10–11:30 AM|
View the flyer
|Aimee Gustitis, email@example.com||RSVP here|
|Nativity BVM Parish Center, Media||Third Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM|
View the flyer
|Donna Tustin, firstname.lastname@example.org||RSVP here|
|Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Meeting||Fourth Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM, beginning October 26||Mary Sheehan, email@example.com||RSVP here|
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.
Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Contact our Nourish for Caregivers local coordinator, Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or email@example.com
- Learn more on the Nourish for Caregivers website
- Contact the Nourish for Caregivers founders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the introductory packet and a sample meeting