Family Matters Blog
The holidays are busy times, but for those caring for an elderly parent or loved one, the holidays add even more of a challenge. Already feeling overwhelmed with daily caregiving tasks, caregivers may view holiday preparations as more of a burden than a joy.
Family Service Agency (FSA) has relocated its Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center (DJFRC) to 646 North H Street in Lompoc. The new location has larger facilities for its parent and healthy relationship classes with enough room for on-site childcare. It is also along a major bus route in Lompoc, making it easily accessible to families.
Whether retired, an empty nester, or just looking to give back, seniors can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a young person at the Westside Boys & Girls Club.
Summer break is just around the corner, and while some families are looking forward to letting loose, others may feel a sense of unease without the structure and safety that the school day provides. Here at Family Service Agency, we encourage all families to enjoy the...
A few months had passed since Dyllan saw her elderly neighbor, Bianca. When Dyllan mentioned this to her roommates, they shared that had heard the Bianca’s granddaughter, who had recently moved in with her, yelling at her grandmother and calling her “stupid.” Outraged...
The process of seeking help can start with small steps like researching what options are available and making phone calls to find a provider with the appropriate expertise, schedule, and payment options.
With Valentine’s Week in full swing, Family Service Agency (FSA) is sharing some simple tips to help local couples and families make time for one another all year long; even with full days of work and caring for children of all ages.
Being a mentor is one of the most important roles we may fulfill. We benefit from mentoring relationships throughout our lives. This is especially true for kids. Kids need mentors. They need positive role models from whom they can trust and learn. By “Big Brother” Jon Vanderhoof
Parent-Teacher conferences are an exciting and important opportunity for teachers and caregivers to discuss a child’s growth and development. This meeting can also trigger feelings of vulnerability, especially when the feedback isn’t what was anticipated.
It may be hard to keep a positive outlook when there is little hope of the older person’s physical and mental condition improving. Over time, the demands and stress of caregiving can take their toll. Since taking care of a loved one can become life consuming, it is important to maintain your mental and physical health. Here are some tips.