NOVEMBER IS CAREGIVERS SUPPORT AND AWARENESS MONTH

At the same that you are managing the health and day-to-day needs of your loved one, you must not overlook your own health and well-being. Your health can suffer from the stress of round-the-clock responsibilities and the emotional toll of witnessing the disease’s devastating progression in a loved one. Be...

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OLDER ADULTS AND DEPRESSION

The following information comes from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. It may be overlooked because for some older adults who have depression, sadness is not their main symptom. They may have...

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

As Vitality works to fulfill its mission “to enhance the quality and promote the dignity of life for the elderly, persons with disabilities and their families throughout the Diocese of Camden”, making everyone feel welcome at church is part of that process.  Here are some ways to welcome persons with...

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO VISIT THE SICK?

For the month of February during this Jubilee of Mercy year, the Corporal Work of Mercy theme is “Visit the Sick”. Here are some helpful tips to think about if you are considering visiting someone who is ill.   * Whether in the hospital or at home, it is always...

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10 TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS

VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services Did you know during any given year, more than 44 million Americans (21% of the adult population) provide unpaid care to a senior or a person with a disability 18 years or older? Informal caregivers provide 80% of the long term care in the United State...

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