Caregivers can eat for free
Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 1:32 pm
For persons caring for a family member with dementia, cancer or other serious illness life can become a lonely existence. Starting Oct. 2 there will at least be somewhere they can go for dinner and it’ll be ‘on the house’.
The Windfall Trading Post, a restaurant and antique shop in downtown Paris, announces its Caregivers Eat For Free program starting the first weekend of October. Caregivers (family members, rather than professionals) are invited to have dinner, browse antiques and get out of the house for a while. For those new to caregiving it could be an opportunity to meet those who have been at it a while but, as Dr. Ed Markin the owner of Windfall and a long time Alzheimer’s research scientist says, “Most caregivers will want to just get away for a bit, and that’s what this is really about; respite.”
Families in Henry and surrounding counties are welcome to participate. Caregivers interested in the program can pick up registration forms at Windfall Trading Post, 220 S. Poplar St., the Alzheimer’s Association or the Cancer Treatment Center. To have a form faxed or e-mailed, phone (731) 407-4861. Dinner hours for Saturday run from 4-8 p.m.