First Ever Caregiver Appreciation Event Coming To Orillia April 4th

Photo courtesy of Couchiching Ontario Health Team's Facebook page

The Couchiching Ontario Health Team (COHT) is celebrating the incredible and valuable contribution caregivers make to our community by hosting Caregivers Appreciation Event April 4th at Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club from 1 – 4 pm.

Anyone who serves as a caregiver to someone is welcome to attend at no charge, and are encouraged to RSVP to the event by registering here.

“Caregivers contribute greatly to our community through their gift of support, which can ultimately be challenging for the Caregiver’s own responsibilities of day-to-day”, according to Andrea Rovazzi and Barb Shakell-Barkey, COHT Patient & Family Advisory Committee Co-Chairs.

During this important gratitude event, COHT will:

  1. Recognize caregivers and the tremendous contribution they make
  2. Share stories about caregivers’ experiences
  3. Learn what matters to Caregivers most
  4. Share Caregiver resources and valuable tips

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP for this event: -appreciation-event-tickets-549461442967

Tuesday April 4th, 2023, is Caregiver Appreciation Day. According to Stats Canada, in 2018, there were an estimated 7.8 million Caregivers (aged 15 and older); equating to 25% of the population. In Ontario there are an estimated 4 million Caregivers alone, according to the Ontario Caregiver Organization.

Unpaid Caregivers can be family, neighbours or friends, who give unselfishly to support someone emotionally, physically and/or mentally with the activities of daily living and/or along their health journey.


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