Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role. Sharing information and feeling connected to others providing care is a vital step to performing this task well.
Become connected and rejuvenated at the local caregiving support group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Refreshments will be served. Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. Advance authorization is required for respite services. For more information, contact Penny Hubert at (530) 541-2104 or the Family Caregivers Support Program at (530) 621-6251 or (530) 621-6151.
Alpine Animal Hospital is continuing its tradition of offering pet nail trims to benefit Christmas Cheer. The 17th annual promotion will take place through Dec. 31 at the hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road.
Pet nails trims will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the reduced price of $16. Last year, the holiday nail trims raised more than $1,900 for Christmas Cheer, and all proceeds will go to the organization again this year.
To make an appointment and for more information, call (530) 541-4040.
The Bread and Broth program that takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church Parish Hall will not be serving a meal Dec. 24. Instead, St. Theresa will provide a special meal and celebration on Christmas Day. Everyone is welcome.
Last year’s Community Christmas feast at St. Theresa attracted more than 200 people to celebrate together. The celebration will begin in the afternoon on Christmas Day with a feast served from 3 to 6 p.m. Those who would not otherwise share in a festive celebration are encouraged to attend.
Thanks to all who volunteered their time, talent and treasure last year, especially those dedicated volunteers who chose to spend the Christmas holiday helping others. They included South Lake Tahoe Elks Club, which contributed $1,000 to help cover the cost of the event; St. Theresa parishioners, who donated to a special collection; and Safeway and Don’s Bakery, which donated supplies and goodies.
Anyone wishing to participate, contribute or volunteer should call Vicki Gonzales at (530) 544-0557, Sue Davis at (530) 544-4788 or Beverly at St. Theresa’s Rectory at (530) 544-3533. Reservations and volunteer sign-ups are most appreciated.