Minnesota group helps seniors and caregivers

Nobles County RSVP is a group that has been dedicated to helping senior citizens find ways to stay engaged in society through community service and other projects.

Now, through a new grant, the organization is offering a network of support for caregivers who are attending to spouses or parents with Alzheimer's, according to The Daily Globe.

Joanne Bartosh, the coordinator of RSVP, helps families who are having a difficult time caring for a loved one, offering resources, advice and emotional support.

"I'm willing to see people struggling with memory issues or caregivers of anyone who needs help sorting out the issues they're dealing with," she told the news source.

She also provides different diagnostic tools that can help with early screenings for dementia.

Bartosh has also tried to help older adults prepare for the holidays, mostly by telling them that they don't have to do it all.

Minnesota group helps seniors and caregivers Caregivers should also not feel pressured to fully commit themselves during the busiest season of the year.

Many senior housing communities provide Christmas festivities for residents and their families. This can be an easy alternative for those living at a facility who want to celebrate the holidays with their families.

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