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March is on a Nutrition Mission

By Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW It’s National Nutrition Month! What and how we eat have a lot to do with our health and wellbeing. Common sense tells us that if we don’t weed, feed and water a garden, it will die. It reminds us that if we don’t put gas in the car, change the […]

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Caregiver Burnout

A caregiver’s self-care is just as important as the care provided to another. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we diminish our quality of life. Burnout, depression, and compassion fatigue are the result of ignoring our own needs and wants. In this session, Dr. Jamie will identify the red flags and feelings to watch […]

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January 30 @ 11:00 am
Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – A Self-Awareness Session

Did you know that your mindset and attitude have a direct impact on your health and well being? Researchers have found that practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on your brain and overall health, important for family caregivers and others. In this session, you will learn how to start on your path to thankfulness.

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January 10 @ 11:00 am
How to Fall in Love with Yourself with Cynthia Hazel, M.A.

We are taught from birth that we are to love others, but relational love can be challenging. If caregivers don’t understand how to meet their own needs, how can they be there for their charges? In the presentation, we will explore the importance of loving ourselves and caring for our own needs as a necessary […]

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July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”

Caregivers will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions, make comments and express yourself regarding the issues you face as a caregiver. You can submit your questions or comments by e-mail or phone.

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June 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Self-Compassion: Why it Matters While Caring for Others with Sharon Gayle, MA, LPC, LCDC

It is a fact of life that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When the mistake hurts someone we love, we can experience depression, anxiety, shame, and guilt over the pain we caused. The antidote to that shame and guilt is found in self-compassion. Sharon Gayle will discuss the features of self-compassion, how it […]

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June 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Caregiving for the Visually Impaired with Nancy Gawlik

During our “Caregiving for the Visually Impaired” presentation we will cover blindness sensitivity and some basic caregiving information. This will include common types of vision loss, meeting a blind person, orientation and mobility, and sighted guide techniques. We will also address how to recognize vision loss and questions to ask the doctor.

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June 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”

Caregivers will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions, make comments and express yourself regarding the issues you face as a caregiver. You can submit your questions or comments by e-mail or phone.

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May 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Talking about Suicide: Overcoming the Taboo with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW will discuss the need for caregivers to directly ask people at risk for suicide if they are having suicidal thoughts, obstacles to having this conversation, and ways to overcome those obstacles. This will include discussing specific techniques for asking about suicidal thoughts.

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May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Take Measures to Asses Stress

By Jaime Huysman, PsyD, LCSW “Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.”  — Charlie Chaplin Physicians, and emergency, surgical and hospital staffs, are trained to work under pressure. Many thrive on “red alert” and “code blue” emergency situations. They train to exhibit grace and cool heads under pressure because they know that […]

Sunday, April 1, 2018