With the nation’s capital to the east, the Shenandoah Valley to the west, and plenty of historic sites, including a national battlefield and historic shopping district, the Manassas area of Virginia is an amazing place for anyone to retire to.
And just as the region has grown into a beautiful place to live, so too have the number of resources that seniors and their families have to support them during a new phase in their lives. For caregivers, this means there is a wide variety of resources available to help them along their personal and family journey.
Here are a variety of caregiver resources and how you can get in touch with them to get the support you need.
Even for experienced caregivers, the work can be difficult and even isolating if you don’t have the support of loved ones nearby. These support groups and caregiver resources can provide you with a sense of community, offer tips, and allow you to draw on the experience of others:
- The Prince William County Area Agency on Aging offers resources and in-person meetings and workshops, and even helps to advocate for senior and caregiver causes with local and state government.
- The Manassas and Woodbridge senior centers offer caregiver support groups that meet at locations throughout the county. There are even groups focused on dementia care and Parkinson’s.
- Our very own Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor offers a support group every 2nd Thursday of each month and can be viewed on our events page.
Support For Your Loved One
You don’t always have to be the only one caring for and providing support for your loved ones. These programs can help you to support your loved one and provide for their unique needs:
- The Manassas Senior Center offers daily activities and classes for seniors and their families, focused on enhancing health and wellness and providing older adults with opportunities to enjoy time with friends.
- The City of Manassas also offers its own tax relief and resource program.
In addition to these local resources, caregivers can also learn more about the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, SeniorNavigator, and the Caregiver Action Network, whose websites offer a wide range of information that families may need to navigate the challenges of caregiving, searchable by area. The Caregiver Action Network website also offers many tips and an online community forum where families can connect.
We understand that this new chapter in your life comes with many questions and even some new challenges. And though you are doing your best to provide your loved one with the care that they need, it is still of equal importance to get the help and support that you, as a caregiver, need throughout this process, too.
In addition to these resources, selecting the right community for your loved one can offer plenty of personalized and compassionate support paired with activities that are tailored to their needs and interests. At Arbor Terrace, we want all of our residents to feel at home and that goes for their families and caregivers, too.
If we can help you explore these local resources or your loved one’s care options, contact us at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor here.