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Caring Together, Living Better is a partnership of faith-based and community organizations dedicated to supporting the approximately one in four west suburban families that are caring for an older adult.

If you are looking for information on the Caregiver Resource Centers that provide counseling, respite, support groups, training and other resources to caregivers throughout suburban Cook County, please click here.

Support for Family Caregivers

CTLB started in 2009 with seven south suburban African-American churches, Metropolitan Family services, CJE SeniorLife and Catholic Charities collaborating to provide relief for community members who care for older adults. For more information on south suburban activities, call Sarah Stein at AgeOptions, (708)383-0258.

Click here for more information on CTLB services and how to get involved.

 

The west suburban CTLB partnership in Bellwood, Cicero, Maywood and Melrose Park is building a community-driven support system for those who care for older adults. AgeOptions is the project leader, with partners Solutions for Care and Aging Care Connections, and the following churches:

 

MAYWOOD

 

Neighborhood United Methodist Church

1817 Washington Blvd.

Maywood, IL 60153

(708)681-5887

* Volunteer Respite: a volunteer cares for the older adult while the family caregiver takes a break

 

St. Eulalia Catholic Church

Quinn Community Center

1851 S. 9th Ave.

Maywood, IL 60153

(708)343-6120

(Call Sarah Stein at AgeOptions, 708-383-0258, for information about this program.)

CICERO

 

Cicero Area Project

 

5243 W. 25th St.

Cicero, IL 60804

(708)222-8301

* Educational workshops: learn about power of attorney, health insurance, etc.

 

* Chore Assistance

 

Vida Abundante

1819 54th Ave.
Cicero, IL 60804

(708)863-6305

*Caregiver cafe (coffee and educational topics)

(Call Sarah Stein at AgeOptions, 708-383-0258, for information about this program.)


BELLWOOD

 

Faith Cathedral Church

3100 St. Charles Road

Bellwood, IL 60104

(708)493-4972

 

*Wellness workshops: learn about health issues, self-care

MELROSE PARK

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1025 W. Lake St.

Melrose Park, IL 60160

(708)343-1000

 

* Caregiver support groups

 

 

 

CTLB on Facebook

For updates and additional information on CTLB, visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Caring2gether

 

Paths to Faithful Caregiving

 

Caring for an older adult can be very stressful. Without enough help, this stress can take a toll on a caregiver's emotional, financial and physical health.

 

Paths to Faithful Caregiving teaches family caregivers how to:

 

  • Manage stress and difficult emotions
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Create balance in life
  • Locate helpful resources
  • Find caregiving strength through their own unique spiritual practices

AgeOptions will not only train your staff/volunteers as facilitators of this amazing curriculum, we also provide technical assistance as you implement the program in your organization. Contact Chelsea Hawkins at chelsea.hawkins@ageoptions.org for details.

 

Click here to go to the Paths to Faithful Caregiving web page.