Caregivers: Start the Year Off Right
By Marking These Seminars on Your Calendar
If you’re a caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one, you won’t want to miss out on the presentations and seminars the Van Dyck Law Education Center is offering over the next couple of months. Caregiving is a huge responsibility, and no one should feel like they are unprepared or uninformed while they try their best to make their loved one comfortable and content. If you want more information on how to be an effective caregiver, don’t miss out on these upcoming events.
important to establish boundaries with your loved ones — so you can continue meeting their needs in the long term. Find out more on how to do this effectively on Feb. 12 in a seminar presented by Deb Hallisey from Advocate for Mom and Dad.
CAREGIVER RESOLUTIONS — A TO-DO LIST FOR THE NEW YEAR
The new year has begun, and in the midst of all the changes some people are making to their diet and exercise routine, why not check out Sheli Monacchio’s presentation on resolutions for caregivers on Jan. 8? Sheli is a certified dementia practitioner, and she’ll be able to guide you through some steps you can take to get a fresh start on caregiving in 2020.
STRATEGIES FOR COPING WITH CAREGIVER STRESS
Not only does caregiving wear you out physically but it also takes a toll on your mental and emotional health. Resilient caregivers should now the best methods for coping with the stress of taking care of an elderly loved one with dementia and other disabilities. On March 12, Sheli Monacchio will go over some of these methods in a seminar you won’t want to miss.
SETTING BOUNDARIES WHILE CAREGIVING
Being a caregiver is physically taxing. Not only do you have to make sure you’re taking care of your elderly loved one’s needs, but you have to make sure you’re taking care of yourself. That’s why it’s
All seminars run from 9–11:30 a.m. Seating is limited, so RSVP to Sheli at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
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Caregiver Resolutions: To-Do List for the New Year Presented by: Sheli Monacchio, Certified Dementia Practitioner
Setting Boundaries While Caregiving Presented by: Deb Hallisey from Advocate for Mom and Dad
Strategies of Coping with Caregiver Stress Presented by: Sheli Monacchio, Certified Dementia Practitioner
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