Caregiver Services

Wilder Center for Aging offers support and resources for anyone actively caring for a friend, family member or neighbor.

You are caregiving when you take care of a friend, family member or neighbor who is an older adult. This journey can be difficult, but you are not alone. Wilder Caregiver Services is here to help you.

We can connect you to resources, events, and classes that support you in your role as a caregiver.

Wondering how we can help? Contact 651-280-CARE (2273) or email caregiving@wilder.org

Available Resources and Workshops for Caregivers

Caregiver Awareness

We Call it Caregiving

What Is a Caregiver?

Did you know that doing common tasks like reminding your mom to take her medications or taking a spouse to an appointment is considered caregiving?

National research on caregiver self-identification (Kutner, 2001) showed that only 19 percent of people actively caring for a friend, family member, or neighbor self-identified as a caregiver. When people identify as a caregiver, they’re more likely to seek out services and resources that will help. That means healthier caregivers and communities.

In 2010, we gathered input from stakeholders and partner organizations to help us design the Caregiver Awareness campaign to raise awareness about identifying as a caregiver. This campaign been featured across Minnesota and in other states. For more information about the campaign development and impact, see our article in Generations – Journal of the American Society on Aging. To find out how you can use the campaign to further caregiving awareness in your community, call us at 651-280-CARE (2273).

Caregiving Events

LGBTQ Caregiver Support Group

On-site respite available with pre-approval. Register for respite by the Friday before group. Third Tuesday; 1:00—2:30 p.m. Wilder… More about this event »

Memory Loss Caregiver Cafe

Small-group discussion with other caregivers around caregiving topics. Onsite respite available with pre-approval. Register for respite by… More about this event »

The Memory Care Decision Week 3: Advocating for Someone in Long Term Care

A three-part series for seniors and caregivers interested in learning more about memory care housing options. Participants may register for… More about this event »
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