ABCs of Golf for Family Caregivers
Golf is a very social, lifelong recreational sport that is an ideal “escape” for family caregivers: being physically active is a great way to reduce caregiver stress and prevent burnout!
This project encouraged women family caregivers to come explore the game of golf with our free group clinics, and then practice their new skills with a special, discounted round of golf. We encourage active golfers to invite and bring their families and friends to these evenings. We are especially excited to introduce golf to women who have never played before or for those who have given up golf, but would like to get back at it.
These “Ladies Nights” were casual, non-competitive events. Cardinal Golf Club and Carrying Place Golf Club Pros conducted free group clinics each evening, prior to the shotguns (New golfers: learn what a “shotgun” start in golf means here).
After golfing, Caregiving Matters held a reception to congratulate and honour the women family caregivers who participated in the evenings. As a special bonus, family caregivers took home gifts from our “Caregiver Heroes” prize table valued at over $500.
We thank and acknowledge the support of the Ontario government. For more details contact Mary Bart, Chair of Caregiving Matters at 905-939-2931