Lutheran Social Service Hosts Virtual Events to Bring Joy to Caregivers

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The caregiving program at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is designed to support those dedicating their time to caring for a loved one.

However, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, that service has had to be put on hold.

“A caregiver is not getting a break. We talk a lot about caregiver burn out and that is just the total mental and emotional exhaustion of these caregivers,” said Lutheran Social Service’s Laura Rasmussen.

While the organization can no longer visit these homes, it has still managed to find a way to give these caregivers some relief.

Wednesday’s performance from violinist Kelsey Joy Buell is just one event Lutheran social services will be hosting for their older generation of clients in order to make their day a little brighter.

“Oh it was beautiful,” said caregiver Edie Walz who watched the virtual performance. “It made my spirits soar today cause I was kind of down in the dumps a little bit and it was beautiful.”

Watch the video at KVRR.