Care Compass aids in navigating the caregiving continuum

Press Staff Writer

        The Care Compass project, organized by the Wood County Committee on Aging, serves as a quarterly network gathering for caregivers. Care Compass is a place to gather together and obtain resources to make the journey of caregiving less stressful.
        Each session focuses on a different topic related to caregiving. The third-quarter session, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., will focus on care choices such as home care and placement options. It has not been determined whether this session will be held in person in Bowling Green or virtually via Zoom. Registered participants will be notified once the location of the project has been determined.
        Ann Schreiner, a regular participant of the Care Compass Project, is a caregiver for her 87-year-old mother who has mild dementia. Schreiner’s biggest hurdle to caregiving has been having patience and learning to respond with kindness when her mother is demanding and/or confused, she says.
        “One Care Compass session in particular discussed being kind to yourself during these difficult situations,” she said. “It has been a great resource to connect with other people who are going through the same things.”
        The Care Compass Project is free and open to those wanting to learn about caregiving as well as those who are currently caregiving. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-367-4935 or 419-353-5661 or by emailing
        The fourth-quarter of the Care Compass Project has been scheduled for Nov. 4.
        The Care Compass Project is sponsored by BGSU Optimal Aging Institute, Brookdale of Bowling Green, Golden Care Partners, Ohio Living Home Health, and Wood County Hospital.
        Call 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935, or visit for more details.


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