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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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July 31 @ 11:00 am
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

This month she will discuss how caregivers could and should advocate for their loved ones as well as for themselves within the healthcare system. 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.  

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July 11 @ 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 @ 10:00 am
WellMed Charitable Foundation Caregiver Series for LGBTQ Community

The WellMed Charitable Foundation, affiliated with the WellMed care delivery organization, is a non-profit foundation that supports older adults and their caregivers. Starting this year, they have begun a series for LGBTQ family caregivers, because the Foundation recognizes the additional challenges for this population when it comes to caregiving. June is Pride Month, and in […]

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Dear Caregivers: Don’t fear failure

Many family caregivers strive to succeed at caring well for their loved ones but also live with a fear of failure.They worry that they are going to make a mistake and cause their loved ones to suffer more. They have a “negative bias” in their thinking, focusing more on the one task they’ve done wrong […]

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May 22 @ 1:00 pm
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.

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April 11 @ 10:00 am
Cómo encontrar recursos para adultos mayores

Únase a nosotros para aprender maneras de identificar los recursos para las personas mayores en su comunidad. Descubra los servicios disponibles en su área, tales como consejería de beneficios, asistencia legal y otros servicios disponibles para personas mayores y cuidadores de famlia. Join us to learn ways to identify resources for seniors in your community. […]

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March 28 @ 1:00 pm
The role that Grief Plays

In this talk participants will explore the role that grief plays, it’s various manifestations, stages, and purposes. Grief can appear randomly or repeatedly for unpredictable periods of time. As an emotional companion to loss, grief can sometimes be misunderstood for depression, and lead to improper treatment. Everyone will receive suggestions for understanding and honoring the […]

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March 20 @ 11:00 am
LGBT Caregiving: What’s The Difference?

Lucy will be joined by Chris MacLellan, MA, published author, and Caregiver Assistance Program Coordinator with the South Florida Institute on Aging. Chris’ experience with being a caregiver for his partner was featured in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated story. Chris will be sharing his caregiving experience in an interactive session where he and Lucy will […]

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March 14 @ 10:00 am
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

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.

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February 14 @ 10:00 am