Getaways for Care Providers in the Ottawa Region

Woodland Idyll Retreat for Caregivers and Grievers

Are you currently caring for a family member, recovering from a period of care-giving or grieving the loss of a family member?
Did you know that your capacity to sustain the quality of your care depends on maintaining your own good health, both physical and emotional?
Many caregivers become ill and cannot continue caring for others because they have not attended to their own need for rest and relaxation?
It can take many months to recover physically and emotionally from an intense period of care-giving because exhaustion and uncertainty can be so depleting?
When you are preoccupied with grieving, you are in need of “intensive care” yourself, because you are vulnerable to illness and accidents happening to you?
Your hosts, Paula and David, extend an invitation to you to come away for a period of respite. They offer one to four nights at their country home with your own guest bedroom and bathroom, plus delicious healthy breakfasts provided at no cost – their own contribution to the community. This lovely retreat offers access to gardens, outdoor pool and forest trails in summer, wood fire in winter.
For enquiries, please contact:
Rita Myres, MSW, RSW, Therapist in Private Practice
(613) 729-8944 or [email protected]
A screening interview will be required prior to a reservation.

Caregivers can’t ignore their health and their own need for rest and relaxation. If you are a family caregiver, a volunteer or a professional provider of care to elders, and you could benefit from a mini holiday contact:

Service Coordination des services
150 Montreal Road, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1L 8H2
(613) 748 1788 ext. 244
(613) 748 1018