Care Compass Project: 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 and offers 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 first-quarter session for 2021, which will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., will focus on isolation and its impact on caregiver health. This session will be held virtually via Zoom.
        Ann Schreiner, a regular participant of the Care Compass Project, is a caregiver for her 87-year-old mother, who has early-stage dementia. Her 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.” Schreiner 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 remaining sessions of the Care Compass Project for 2021 have been scheduled for June 2, Sept. 1 and Nov. 3.
        The Care Compass Project is sponsored by Brookdale of Bowling Green, Golden Care Partners, Ohio Living Home Health and Wood County Hospital.
        For information on Wood County Committee on Aging programs and services, visit


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