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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults/Caregivers

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning.   Learn about ways to plan ahead for health, weather, loss of services such as electricity, and other emergencies and disasters.  

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February 10 @ 12:00 pm
Safeguarding a Digital Estate: What Caregivers and Older Adults Need to Know

Cyber-attacks are launched at us every day. How do you know if you or your care receiver has been “hacked?” Learn five ways to boost your security against ID and credit card theft. **Sponsored by the North Central Texas Caregiver Teleconnection**  

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January 13 @ 12:00 pm
Boundaries In Caregiving: Preventing & Avoiding The Martyr Syndrome

Despite their good intentions, many caregivers unintentionally take on too much, putting their own health and well-being at risk. When caregivers develop “the martyr syndrome” and are reluctant to look for or accept help, the consequences can be devastating. Join us for this interactive discussion on how to set limits in caregiving while still providing […]

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January 7 @ 12:00 pm
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

With the holidays approaching, it can get even more stressful at times trying to balance everything. Dear Lucy will be discussing how to make it through the holidays and still maintain balance. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in […]

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December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Caregiving and the Holidays: Changing It Up

Annual session on surviving and thriving during the holidays as you juggle your caregiving responsibilities with the holidays. The speaker will share the experiences of other caregivers about self care, listening to your loved’s wishes, family gatherings, and other challenges. Listeners will be able to explore how to make the most of the coming weeks. […]

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December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
La otra cara de la Navidad cuando eres cuidador de un familiar

La Navidad es sinónimo de alegría, reencuentro, fiestas, comidas y regalos pero la realidad es que estas celebraciones pueden ser días de dificultades, agotamiento e incluso tristeza para familiares que cuidan a un ser querido enfermo. Es importante preparanos para estas fechas y poner en práctica algunos consejos útiles para lograr equilibrio y serenidad durante […]

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December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Do you have questions about how to manage yours or your loved one’s medications?

Do you have questions about how to manage your medications? Are you concerned about how to recognize potential drug interactions and how to store and remember to take medicine appropriately? Do you know how to store your medications correctly? Do you know if you are taking your medicines the right way? Lucy Barylak, MSW, will […]

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November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Tendencias, desafíos y factores culturales de los cuidadores hispanos

Los hispanos representan el 21 por ciento de los casi 40 millones de cuidadores de familiares en los Estados Unidos quienes brindan cuidados sin recibir compensación económica a sus padres, cónyuges, parejas y otros seres queridos que son adultos mayores. Hablaremos sobre tendencias, desafíos y realidades de los cuidadores hispanos y cómo la cultura juega […]

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November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Mindfulness, Common Humanity, and Kindness: Key concepts for rewiring Your Brain for Better Self-Care

We are all natural caregivers; however, there are times in our lives when the care taking demands become more than we feel we can handle. Caregiver burnout is a real and common experience for many people. Self-compassion is the antidote to burnout. Giving ourselves self-compassion gives us the reserve needed to continue to care for […]

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November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Do you have questions about how to manage yours or your loved one’s medications?

Do you have questions about how to manage your medications? Are you concerned about how to recognize potential drug interactions and how to store and remember to take medicine appropriately? Do you know how to store your medications correctly? Do you know if you are taking your medicines the right way? Lucy Barylak, MSW, will […]

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November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am