"Time-Out" Session for Caregivers and Families- "Patient & Caregiver Zen Hour"

July 18thth Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Topic: Caregiver Zen Hour w/Pet Therapy

Overview: Caregivers take on many responsibilities and stress and often their emotional self-care needs go unmet.  Caregivers, family members, and patients are invited to participate in the Caregiver Zen Hour which offers relaxing and comforting activities to decrease stress and allow time for themselves.  Activities include: pet therapy, aromatherapy, adult coloring, conversations with Pastoral Care, inspirational reading, networking with other caregivers, and a massage chair.

Please encourage caregivers, family members and patients to attend! 

"Time-Out “is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role.  These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis- all caregivers and family members are welcome.  The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have “time out” to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occur every Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A.  Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories: Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.  

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parks at sjparks@utmb.edu or 409-266-7542.

Times:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:Jennie Sealy 2.506A (off the 2nd floor lobby)
Audience:Everyone Invited
Category:Health and Fitness
Contact:Savannah Parks
Health Resource Center