Carer News

January 10, 2020

Carers come in all shapes and sizes; young and old, knowing and unknowing!

The caring role is often very demanding affecting a Carer both emotionally and physically.

Did you know that Carers:

  • Are 40% more likely to suffer from chronic illness and health issues such as back problems, anxiety and depression are directly linked to their caring role.
  • Are more pone to being socially isolated and chronically tired leading to anger, guilt, grief and stress. These can then lead to conflicts within relationships and frustrations amongst family members.

The GWC facilitates a Carer Support group which has significant advantageous outcomes. An annual retreat day is also held to afford them an opportunity to have fun and focus of their own well-being. To join, please contact our Centre on 8212 5100.

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The Greek Welfare Centre of SA is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. The Greek Welfare Centre’s services for the aged are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, services for the disabled are supported by Disability SA and our Health and Wellbeing programs by SA Health’s Office for the Ageing. Note that although funding for these services has been provided by the respective government departments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of those governments.