(Bowling Green, OH) What's the best way to help someone caring for an aging grandparent? Give them the night off.
That's the thinking behind a Caregiver's Night Out this evening being put on by the Wood County Area Office on Aging.
29-percent of the American population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend during any given year-- and spend 20 hours per week on average doing it.
Caregivers can spend the evening with colleagues at the Big Fab Lab in Bowling Green's Woodland Mall making crafts, mingling, or enjoying appetizers.
Meantime, the people they care for will either receive companionship care in-home for the evening or attend a special evening out of their own at the Wood County Senior Center. The event runs 4:30 to 7 p.m.