Dec. 10, 2010
At A Glance
Holden Cancer Center Tip: Coping with the holidays as a caregiver
The holiday season can wear out the best of us. Caregivers of people living with cancer may feel particularly overwhelmed or "stressed" by the demands of the season combined with taking care of loved ones.
It is important for caregivers to:
Caregivers also need to put themselves first and make time to rejuvenate, reflect or feel sad. Caregivers should not feel guilty for how they feel. Seeking out a counselor or friend to talk about your feelings can be helpful.
Learn more at http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medicaldepartments/cancercenter/cancertips/index.html, or contact Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Information Service at the University of Iowa at 800-237-1225 or visit online at http://uihealthcare.com/cancer.
Celebrate the holidays in Victorian style at the Old Capitol Museum
Make your own holiday decorations and crafts at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum. On Dec. 18 and 19, the Old Capitol Museum will sponsor a Victorian holidays craft table with docents available to guide attendees on their holiday craft-making adventure. A host of decorations and crafts will be available for participants to make and design their own paper dolls, ornaments, wreaths, greeting cards, and the ever-popular seashell frames.
The Old Capitol will be open for the craft table event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19. For more information on the event or the museum, call 319-335-0548 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~oldcap/.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.