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Simplify Self-Care through Music

Join Janna Cantu, MT-BC, CFSS as she discusses how she sets “self-care to music to so that your brain outsmarts trauma while your body simply listens”! Her beautiful, evidence-based musical interventions teach your mind and body how to turn on the relaxation response ( rest and digest mode) and turn off the stress response ( […]

September 17 @ 11:00 am
A Prescription for Caregivers: Rest, Reflect and Recharge

Feelings of frustration, guilt, anger, grief/loss, crying and sadness are just a few of the real and raw emotions we experience as a Caregiver. Caregivers often become overwhelmed and isolated in their 24/7 care of a loved one. Nestor H. Praderio, M.D. will lead a discussion on the importance of self care and prioritizing your […]

September 10 @ 10:00 am
La espiritualidad al final de la vida. Cómo darle sentido a la vida cuando el tiempo es limitado

En esta sesión exploraremos el sentido de la vida, la familia, nuestras fuentes de fortaleza y cómo podemos ayudar a nuestros seres queridos y a uno mismo en ese trayecto.

August 23 @ 11:00 am
Take Your Oxygen First!

Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This […]

July 31 @ 11:00 am
Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Many of us are not the primary person providing care to a relative or friend. We’re the daughter who lives in another city, the son who lives across town and travels a lot for business, or the sister who wants to help but has a family of her own. What’s the best role for us? […]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Pride of Professionals

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how professionals can change the health care culture for the LGBT community. They will share available resources for professionals to help them in their support of LGBT caregivers and clients. There will also be a discussion on the importance of cultural sensitivity in […]

June 27 @ 10:00 am
A Community to be Proud of

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to identify community resources and supports for caregivers. Learn about LGBT-affirming programs and services as well as how to have a “cup half-full” outlook.  

June 20 @ 10:00 am
The Toxic Effects of Chronic Stress

Is your brain being overactive? Hard to sleep at night? Millions of Americans are suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and caregivers have extra worries. Please join for a discussion of why stress has become commonplace and what to do about it, especially if you are a caregiver!

April 23 @ 11:00 am
Dear Lucy

Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”. This month she will discuss the difference between normal aging and the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in their caregiving journey.

April 11 @ 10:00 am
Mental Aerobics: “Brain Play”

Learn about Mental Aerobics, which is a program designed to enhance the self-esteem and cognitive functioning of older adults. Family caregivers is also for YOU. The emphasis is on having fun, the cooperative sharing of ideas, and the development of solutions to challenging problems.

April 8 @ 12:30 pm