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Addressing common issues family caregivers face

There are many issues that a caregiver will face when providing care for someone. How do decide what level of care is needed? When is it time to look into long term care? How do you help but still maintain your loved one’s independence? Find out the answer to these questions and many more as […]

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February 25 @ 11:00 am
“Aging Gayfully”: Life After Caregiving

Join us for a very personal discussion on finding joy in the process of aging as a member of the LGBTQ community, and learn about the evolving programs and services that exist to support aging “gayfully”. **Part of The Pride of Caring: Issues for LGBTQ Caregivers series**  

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January 30 @ 10:00 am
Caregiving Wasn’t on My Bucket List!

Sometimes life has its own plans that we didn’t anticipate, which can leave us feeling unprepared for the caregiving journey. This session will address dealing with resentment and anger, and how to cope with feelings of guilt and isolation. **Part of The Pride of Caring: Issues for LGBTQ Caregivers**  

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January 16 @ 10:00 am
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
Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. There are strategies that can help both you and the person with dementia understand each other better.  

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December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 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
Dear Lucy

This month she will discuss how to handle difficult behaviors when dealing with a loved one living with dementia. 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. **Continuation from August 15th Session**

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September 12, 2019 @ 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.  

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June 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Families of choice and of Relations

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss issues impacting LGBT caregivers and those who care for LGBT elders. They will define families of choice as well as explore how to negotiate family dynamics. Also, they will discuss how to identify and access resources to help in the caregiving role.   […]

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June 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am