Southeast Iowa caregivers are encouraged to take advantage of a local group that offers assistance for those who spend their time helping others. Washington based adult day care center Lending Hands runs a monthly caregivers support group that provides helpful information and tips to area residents, and this month’s meeting focuses on caregivers themselves. Lending Hands Director Susan Wellington says it’s important for caregivers to take a respite break from busy schedules. Lending Hands is one of only 30 adult day care centers in Iowa, and Wellington says she’s received calls requesting service from as far as Burlington, indicating the high stress a caregiver can go through. The next Caregivers Support Group Meeting is Thursday, August 19th at 2 pm at the Halcyon House in Washington.