Caregiver Seminars

 Caregiver Seminars

Located at The Help Center, Mariposa Conference Room

One Tuesday a month, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lead by Avenidas social work staff, and guest speakers

(BeWell Berry eligible, no RSVPs required)

 

Tuesday, February 25th: Tips for Turning 60 Plus! 

Many of us entering middle age or early senior years juggle taking care of older children and our aging parents.  This session will discuss "Tips for Turning 60+" and caring for the caregivers, as well as:

  • Early sensory and functional changes
  • Changing notions of self
  • Health and wellness opportunities
  • Attitude and staying motivated for self-care
  • Respite care for seniors
  • Professional caregiver agency resources
  • How to establish your priorities
  • How to turn chaos into confidence while coping with personal change

 

Tuesday, March 25th: Conservatorship & Legal Questions

Persons with disabilities, their families, and professionals are often interested in conservatorships: What are they and how do they work? This session will be a general guide to conservatorships.  The Conservator/Guardianship Process and how to apply... What is it? When is it needed? What do you need to know? 

 

Tuesday, April 22nd: Use it or Lose it! Exercises for your Brain  

Guest speaker Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, author of “Mind Over Grey Matter” will lead the discussion that will help you and your family navigate the challenges that come after an dementia diagnosis. Topics include non-pharmacological approaches to dementia and an introduction to the cognitive activities offered through the Cognitive Therapeutics Method.

 

Tuesday, May 27th: Respite Care

For many, the challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Respite care provides short-term breaks that can relieve stress, restore energy, and promote balance in your life. Even if working with family members is difficult, there are many other respite care options available to support you and your loved one.  Join us for a helpful talk about using respite care to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for your loved one.

 

Tuesday, June 24th: Practical Advice for Long-Distance Caregiving

Many adult children must help from a distance when their older parents and other relatives need assistance. The task can be difficult, stressful, time consuming and costly. Caregivers who live far from those in need of care face difficult questions and issues, such as:

  • Managing Family, Care and Career
  • Knowing When to Go
  • Contemplating a Move
  • Choosing a Main Caregiver
  • Finding Resources
  • Discussion of best practices, shared wisdom and useful tips.