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October 12, 2021
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Brook Lane & Potomac Case Management to Host Caregiver Events
HAGERSTOWN, MD – Brook Lane and Potomac Case Management Services are hosting a free Caring for the Caregiver Resource Fair on October 30 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm to kick off National Family Caregiver Month. The Resource Fair will be held at the EM Tobias Family Center Atrium, 324 East Antietam St, Hagerstown, MD and will feature two keynote speakers, as well as exhibitors who specialize in helping individuals provide care to loved ones due to physical or mental illness. The event is FREE, but attendees are encouraged to register at www.brooklane.org if planning to attend so they will be included in the lunch count. Any COVID updates will be posted on the Brook Lane website.
The Fair will be followed by a series of virtual programs via Facebook Live throughout the month of November, covering a range of topics to help better manage the caregiving journey. Programs include:
Mindfulness Strategies for Managing Caregiver Stress
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Melissa Linn-Canas, LCPC
How Spirituality Can Help the Caregiver
Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Pastor Ron Shank
Navigating the Challenges of Caregiving: Sharing Personal Experiences
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Moderator: Dawn Johns
Panelists: Sue Graff, Jodi Ramsey & Cheryl Schnebly
Navigating the Challenges of Caregiving: Legal and Financial Aspects
Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Moderator: Dawn Johns
Panelists: Jeanne Singer, JD and Cynthia Moore, CPA
Handling Holiday Stress While Caregiving
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Robin Morris, LCSW-C
Visit Brook Lane’s Facebook page on the dates/times above to watch these five programs live. All programs will be posted to Brook Lane’s YouTube channel for future reference.
About Brook Lane:
Brook Lane is a non-profit mental health facility with 500 employees in four locations. The main campus in Hagerstown, MD is home to a 57-bed hospital, one of only two private mental health inpatient facilities in the state of Maryland. It also provides partial hospitalization (a day treatment program) for both adults and children on the main campus and a child and adolescent program in Frederick, MD. Laurel Hall special education school has two locations: one on the main campus and one in Frederick. There are two outpatient locations, North Village in Hagerstown and Buckeystown Pike in Frederick. Both locations have licensed clinical staff who offer therapy for all ages, as well as the THRIVE program for children. The InSTEP program at North Village provides level 1 outpatient treatment and level 2.1 intensive outpatient treatment options for substance use.
About Potomac Case Management Services, Inc:
Potomac Case Management is a mental health agency providing case management and care coordination services to children and adults in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, and Washington County, Maryland. A range of services are available, designed to help each individual function at the highest level of independence as possible. The overall goal of the program is to empower each person to become integrated into the community with services and supports that help build safe bridges. The services are provided at varying levels dependent upon the person’s strengths, needs and goals. Services reach all ages from early childhood to geriatric care and make it possible for clients to remain in their home and avoid placement in a higher level of care, such as residential care or hospitalization. Case Managers assist and support individuals with mild to severe mental health illness to enjoy a better quality of life.