AARP AARP States Texas Caregiving

Stressed Out? Take a Breather

The fear of contracting COVID-19 can put a lot of stress on anyone, let alone someone caring for a loved one. How caregivers deal with this stress can be essential in the way they care for others.


Some caregivers prefer to exercise, others turn to gardening, or meditation, and other relaxation methods.

Whatever you choose, the goal is to take care of yourself so that you can care for someone else. But how you care for yourself and do a good job of caring for your loved one?

Our guest on this week’s AARP Texas Prepare to Care podcast is Melissa Smith-Wilkinson with Caregiver Wellness Retreat. She is ready to talk about mindfulness and our willingness to relax, and the benefits of taking a breather.

Mindful Mondays
Being a caregiver isn’t easy, which is why we invite you to take a break and care for yourself with our Mindful Mondays Caregiving series. AARP in Houston and Caregiver Wellness Retreat, a nonprofit dedicated to the well-being of caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, are proud to bring you this series.

Join us, and learn how to improve your quality of life, perseverance, and ability to handle stressful situations. Sessions will offer real-time mindfulness tools and techniques that are simple and easy to implement throughout a day.

Monday, April 5      Creating Meaningful Connections and Support
Monday, April 19    Soothing Anxiety

Find more Mindful Monday sessions on our AARP Texas YouTube channel.

About AARP Texas
Contact information and more from your state office. Learn what we are doing to champion social change and help you live your best life.