Monthly Caregiver Support
Almost 26 million family caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or chronic illness, and 5 million informal caregivers provide care for older adults aged 50+ with dementia. This program offers a monthly support group, monthly newsletter and resource center offering information, counseling and material to teach about how to manage caregiver stress in positive ways.
Alzheimer’s Disease Program
The Caregiver Support Group meets monthly to discuss issues of interest to the group; this communication with others experiencing the same thing can be invaluable to caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Speakers on topics of interest to the group are invited periodically.
Parkinson’s Disease Program
The Texoma Chapter of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to learn of local resources available and to discuss how to manage Parkinson’s disease. Clients and their families learn how to manage symptoms, medications, emotions, and family responsibilities. This group consists of those diagnosed with the disease and their caregivers.
Grandparents as Parents
Becoming Parents Again
In Census 2000, nearly 4,000 grandparents were identified in the Texoma area alone who have legal responsibility to raise their grandchildren. Numerous issues confront these grandparents who have become "parents again", including legal, medical, educational, financial and psycho-social concerns.
The GAP Caregiver Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and offers volunteer support, peer and formal counseling, and educational programs to assist grandparents and great-grandparents to successfully address their needs.
Program Related News
News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beware Financial Scams in Texas SHERMAN, MARCH 22, 2016 – Susan B. Thomas, PhD, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG), announced today a recent notification from the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities (DADS) regarding financial scams in …
KTEN.com – No One Gets You Closer By , Reporter SHERMAN, TX—Saturday morning hundreds of people threw on their tennis shoes and grabbed their friends to help raise money for caregivers in Texoma. Walkers spent a few minutes warming up their muscles before taking a …
News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meals on Wheels Program SHERMAN, JUNE 19, 2015 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the Area Agency on Aging of Texoma has current availability in the Care Coordination services for Home Delivered …
KIM BURDI / HERALD DEMOCRAT Caregivers, Local Elder Assistance Partners and other community supporters joined together to raise money for programs and resources for those taking of care of loved ones at the sixth annual LEAP Caregiver Luncheon in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom Thursday morning. – See more at: http://heralddemocrat.com/news/local/caregiver-luncheon-raises-money-programs-resources#sthash.akmtpbaE.dpuf
News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All That Jazz! Caregiver Gala SHERMAN, February 25, 2015 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the All That Jazz Caregiver Gala. The black tie dinner and dance will be held on Saturday, …
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