Community Medical Center Offers Free Programs for Family Caregivers of Those Diagnosed with Cancer

Providing care for a family member diagnosed with cancer is selfless, constant work.  Taking care of yourself becomes increasingly important so you can care for your loved one.  Community Medical Center is offering a free education series to help cancer caregivers care for themselves.

All programs are held 2 – 3:30 pm at Community Medical Center, located on 99 Route 37 West in Toms River.  Free parking and light refreshments will be available.  To register for any of the following programs, call 1-888-724-7123.

Understanding the Experience of the Cancer Caregiver

Thursday, March 22 – Auditorium A

A discussion of the unique impact of cancer on loved ones and families, along with tips for improving your caregiving.

Partnering with Your Loved One’s Cancer Care Team at Community Medical Center

Wednesday, March 28 – Auditorium B

Meet the professionals of our Cancer Support Services who will talk about how they can help you, and how to work with them to improve your loved one’s care.

Important Community Resources for Cancer Patients & Families

Thursday, April 5 – Auditorium C

Find out about some of the local, state and national cancer-related foundations and community services that provide medical, financial, educational and other support services.

Put the Mask Over Yourself First: The Importance of Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Thursday, April 12 – Auditorium C

How can you effectively care for a loved one when you are physically and emotionally drained? We offer tips to care for your needs to avoid “caregiver burnout.”

Preparing for the Road Ahead: The Importance of Advanced Care Planning

Wednesday, April 18 – Auditorium C

Featured guest speaker Dr. Marianne Holler, Chief Medical Officer, VNA Health Group Hospice and Palliative Medicine, will discuss important documents that can help patients and their loved ones make choices about their health and end of life care, including Advanced Directives, P.O.L.S.T. and Five Wishes.