How to cope with being a Caregiver

A startling one in five caregivers has reported that their physical and mental health has been negatively impacted by the demands of caregiving responsibilities. At Huron Shores Hospice, we recognize the critical importance of supporting caregivers who often find themselves stretched thin, and facing emotional and physical challenges. We see the toll that caregiver burden takes on the well-being of our family members when they arrive at our hospice.

To mitigate this and to empower caregivers, Huron Shores Hospice is hosting a special community lecture, ‘The Importance of Caregiving’, with guest speaker Eugene Dufour. Eugene is a clinically trained therapist, author, and international speaker. He will share how to enhance your skills and bring more balance to your caregiving.

The lecture is free and open to formal and informal caregivers in the area.

Importance of Caregiving Lecture:
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 1:00pm
Where: Davidson Centre, 601 Durham Street, Kincardine

Cost: FREE Please register at by emailing or by calling 519-385-5787.

As a follow-up to this lecture, Huron Shores Hospice is hosting a workshop, being delivered in three different locations that will help strengthen caregivers’ support networks and prevent burnout. By offering these workshops, we aim to provide caregivers with the tools they need to maintain their own health and well-being while providing care to their loved ones. This project is made possible by the Community Foundation of Grey Bruce.

“Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our community. They selflessly provide vital support to those in need, but their own health and well-being often suffer in the process. We believe that through education, community involvement, and mutual support, we can help caregivers maintain their health and well-being, and continue their crucial roles,” said Cathy Herbert, Executive Director at Huron Shores Hospice.

Developing Care Map Workshops in three different locations:

Port Elgin Library: Monday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm
Davidson Centre, Kincardine: Tuesday, November 14 from 1:00-3:00pm
Lucknow Library: Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00-3:00pm

Huron Shores Hospice is committed to enhancing the lives of caregivers and their recipients by addressing the challenges they face and providing much-needed support.

Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-funded residential hospice, providing free quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Huron Shores Hospice also provides free programs for Grief Recovery, End-of-Life Doula services, Death Cafes and End-of-Life Planning workshops.