As a caregiver, Dick Strayer knew what it was like to feel alone and not know where to turn. He is a founder of the Saskatoon Council on Aging’s [SCOA] Caregiver Support and Information Centre, a program that provides support for seniors who are caregivers. Through his work with the program, he spoke with hundreds of caregivers in Saskatoon and area.
“One of the best medicines is for caregivers to talk to other caregivers. Caregivers experience feelings of loneliness and it is great to find out that you are not alone, that there is someone there to help and where you can get advice.”
I’m a firm believer in the cause and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the organization. They deserve all the support that I can give them.” ~ Dick Strayer
Dick’s vision for the future would be a provincial Caregiver program, training for caregivers and for people to know more about SCOA’s work.
“I devoted a lot of time to something that I truly believe in. It’s had an effect on my life no question.”
Dick gives to SCOA because “I’m a firm believer in the cause and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the organization. They deserve all the support that I can give them.”
“SCOA and Caregiver are at the top of my list always.” ~ Dick Strayer
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Dick’s caregiving story