Introducing: “Caregiver Chat”, a Place for Family and Friends

January 3, 2017
Richmond,Va- The United Spinal Association of Virginia is excited to kickoff their second calendar year by implementing a key component to the Peer and Family Mentoring Program: “Caregiver Chat”. The Caregiver Chat will be a monthly meeting time, specifically for parents, siblings, children, friends, and/or anyone who has an SCI loved one. Topics for discussion will be generated by those seeking answers, tips, or simply empathetic ears from those who have dealt with, or are dealing with, similar issues. Things are going well at home? Caregiver Chat is as much a place to share positivity as well. The group get together can also serve as your place to lay out what you would like to see from the organization as active members. Caregiver Chat is a space for you to talk about what you would like to, amongst folks who can understand some aspects of your life, better than most.

United Spinal is extremely fortunate to have the support of our community partners and caring individuals in order to give caregivers a unique space. The monthly meetings will take place at 6pm every 3rd Wednesday at Sheltering Arms’ Bon Air location. Julie Bivins has been gracious enough to donate her time and interest to facilitate meaningful discussion. Mrs. Bivins is the social worker assigned to the inpatient rehabilitation spinal cord injury team at VCU Health Systems, and brings a wealth of experience in facilitating group discussions that serve to give each topic, brought to the group, fair focus.

So without further a do, we look forward to seeing you at the inaugural Caregiver Chat!…

What: Caregiver Chat

Where: Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation-Bon Air…206 Twinridge Ln. Richmond, Va 23235

When: Wednesday January 18th 6pm-7:30pm (Every 3rd Wednesday to follow)