Caregivers offered a brief break


The aroma of rose petals, therapeutic fragrances and indulgent snacks filled the air at the first annual Caregiver Retreat on Nov. 18 at The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence in Warwick. Caregivers from all over the state came to enjoy a morning of pampering that included Reiki, reflexology, meditation and chair massages.

They shared heartfelt stories with one another about the challenges they face as caregivers.  

“Care giving often calls us to lean into a love we didn’t know possible,” writes Tia Walker author and caregiver. This commonality was evident as strangers who came together at this retreat  left feeling relaxed, with a new sense of purpose and new-found friendships.

Susan Adler, director of marketing and outreach at Tamarisk said “They understood each other and spoke the same language. To see caregivers come in and embrace an opportunity to do something special for themselves was our goal. Caregivers are the unsung heroes who give so much of themselves. The retreat was our way of saying thank you.”

For more information about Tamarisk, contact Susan Adler at or by phone 401-732-0037.