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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
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 […]

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December 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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
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
How Caregivers Can Enjoy the Holidays

Many seniors, especially caregivers, have treasured memories of holidays filled with friends and family. As we age, the number of those people may dwindle and our energy to reach out may wane, especially among tired caregivers . But here is the good news: with adequate preparation, this could be your best holiday season ever! Learn […]

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November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults: Identifying Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Depression and anxiety can affect any of us as we age, regardless of our background or achievements. Symptoms of elderly depression and anxiety can affect every aspect of one’s life, impacting energy levels, appetite, sleep, and interest in work, hobbies, and relationships. This class will help identify signs, educate regarding symptoms, and explore effective ways […]

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October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Compassionate Caring for Caregivers: Finding a Home Inside for the Part of You That Needs You the Most

What is Compassion Fatigue? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the difference between Compassion Fatigue vs. burnout vs. trauma. Identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and self-care as prevention and the path to healing.

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October 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Recognizing and managing the signs of caregiver stress

Alzheimer’s caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Learn more about recognizing signs of stress, and tips to avoid burnout.  

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September 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Compassion Fatigue: An Integrative Approach to Self-Care For The Caregiver

What is Compassion Fatigue? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the difference between Compassion Fatigue vs. burnout vs. trauma. Identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and self-care as prevention and the path to healing.

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September 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm