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New Caregiver Support Group at NIH

Are you caring for an elderly parent or an adult with long term needs?
Are you unsure of how to take care of your loved one?
Are you  feeling stretched in all directions? 
Would you like to speak with others in similar situations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join other employees in a bi-monthly support group to discuss NIH resources and services available to assist you.                     

Heart to Heart: Caregiver Conversations
Support Group meeting every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
Facilitator: Dr. Michael Bowler, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW-C

Join us on February 28, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Building 31, NIDA Conference Room 1B63    

Dr. Michael Bowler is the Senior Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Consultant at NIH. He received his Masters in Social work from Boston College with a specialization in community mental health and his Doctorate in Social Work Research from Washington University in St. Louis with a specialty in the social psychology of health behavior. Dr. Bowler received an additional Masters degree in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University.  Prior to coming to NIH, he was on the faculty of George Mason University and the Johns Hopkins School of Health Services.

For questions about this event, please contact Ms. Valarie Wright, at 301-496-3164 or e-mail .

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this session should contact Tonya Lee at (301) 402-8180 or the Federal Relay at 1(800) 877-8339.

For more information on other events being offered, please visit 'Activities and Announcements' on the DATS website at: .     

This event is sponsored by the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services & the Division of Occupational Health and Safety.