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Caregiving is a Three Ring Circus

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Taking care of your own health should be a top priority, but when you are a caregiver, your health often gets placed on the back burner.

That's why Southwest Georgia Care net, along with SOWEGA Family Care and the Dougherty Health Department held a caregiving workshop Friday.

They called it 'Caregiving is a Three Ring Circus.'

It offered a chance for those who often look after others to take a little time to check up on their own health, and let them have a little fun too.

"They can kind of disappear into the woodwork as they're so involved people forget about them and they lose their social network and so this helps them learn how to take care of themselves and be able to reach out and ask for help,"  said Nancy Harper of SOWEGA Family Care.

Folks got an opportunity to check their blood pressure, bone density, even had free hearing tests.

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