“Time Out” is a stress reduction program for family caregivers offered as part of the Caregivers’ Connections program*.

The goal of “Time Out” is to provide specific, individualized education and care aimed at reducing stress, and to provide these services in a time and place convenient for the caregivers. Individual and group sessions are offered by qualified staff and focus on helping caregivers identify stress factors in their lives, learn about the impact of stress, and experience specific techniques that will help relieve their stress. Caregivers are able to choose from a variety of techniques including meditation, journaling, music, art, yoga, reiki, jin shin jyutsu, massage, emotional freedom technique, and others.

Group sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 1-2 pm via Zoom until further notice. Individual sessions are available as well. Trained volunteers are available to sit with loved ones while caregivers attend.

If interested, please call or email.

All of these services are free of charge.

*Caregivers Connections is partially funded through a Title IIIB grant of MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living.

Funded by the Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, the Palliative & Supportive Care Program is operated as a department of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Partners HealthCare. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care to persons with life-threatening illness and their families.

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