New & Noteworthy
“We have been blessed to be on the front lines, for almost a decade, helping families navigate through a challenging time.”
Education by Phone
Please join us for an interactive 1-hour session that features information on matters important to caregivers. Each call will feature an expert guest speaker who will educate, offer tips and answer questions about how caregivers like you can navigate the caregiving journey. Reserve your spot today by calling 818-847-3686 or send an email to email@example.com. We will take RSVP’s up until the day before the call. “Caregiving Matters” calls will also be recorded and posted on our website. To listen to archived calls, please CLICK HERE.
Dial-In Number: 1-866-554-6142
Conference Code: 2128372545 #
VIA PHONE: Caregiver Grief
Friday, November 7th: 12 pm - 1 pm
Experiencing grief does not only happen after someone dies. Rachelle Dardeau, MS, MSW, Executive Director of Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will provide a framework to acknowledge caregiver grief.
VIA PHONE: Getting Through the Holidays
Thursday, November 20th: 12 pm - 1 pm
Caregiver stress and anxiety can run high during the holiday season. Gabriella Ruiz, Regional Director - Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, will provide us with tips and tools on how to make the holidays more memorable and enjoyable!
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Caregiver Spa Day
Sunday, November 16th from 11 am - 3 pm
Inside of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Hope A Conference Room
Join us for a day of spa treatments, relaxation, and wellness! In partnership with the Beauty Bus Foundation and the Paul Mitchell School of Beauty, we are hosting our Annual Caregiver Spa Day - a special event exclusively for family caregivers! Treatments will be assigned at check-in on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch and parking validation will be provided. Respite will NOT be available at this event.
Please RSVP with appointment time preference:
11 am - 1:30 pm or 12:30 pm - 3 pm
(Lunch and presentation from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)
NEW PROGRAM - Journaling the Journey
Saturdays, November 1 and 15, December 6 and 20
10:30 am - 12 pm
Join us for this new program! "Journaling the Journey" is a journal writing group for caregivers at all stages, including those who are no longer caregiving. We will use writing as a tool for self-care, self-discovery, transition, wellness, and healing! This journaling group will meet for 5 sessions, but we encourage you to join on either the October 19th or November 1st session as the sessions build upon each other. This group is facilitated by Alex Shinn, psychotherapist and former family caregiver. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited.
NEW PROGRAM - Moves & Grooves!
Mondays, November 3 & 17; 11 am - 12 pm
Do you enjoy music? Do you like to dance and exercise? Are you looking for an activity to get your energy and spirits up? Well then this new program is for YOU! Join us for this twice a month program that will get you movin' and groovin' as we stretch, breathe, and dance to the Zumba Gold DVD. The session will be led by Alex Cole, former caregiver and Zumba Gold fanatic. All ability levels are welcome. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited!
Preserving Memories Through Autobiographical Scrapbooking
Friday, November 7, 14, 21, (no scrapbooking on the 28th - Center Closed); 11 am - 1 pm
Leeza's Care Connection is pleased to offer an on-going Scrapbooking Workshop for the caregiver and their recently diagnosed loved one. Jeri Vargas and Beverly Creighton, our scrapbooking divas, will assist participants in how to use materials in an artistic way providing an enjoyable opportunity for families to relive cherished memories.
NEW PROGRAM - Music Mondays with Bernadette
Mondays, November 10 & 24; 2 pm - 3 pm
Join us for singing fun and reminiscing with music! All are invited to participate in this twice a month program facilitated by Bernadette Haderlein, a music therapist by training and is an older adult instructor with the LAUSD for over 20 years. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited!
Lunch N' Learn: Panel Presentation on Home Care Funding Sources
Wednesday, November 12; 12:30 pm - 2 pm
Join us for a panel presentation on "Home Care funding sources," where you will learn about various funding sources and how to access the following; Long Term Care Insurance, VA aid and attendance, In-Home Support Services, Life insurance conversion, and Reverse Mortgages. Panel speakers will include Tony Yoder, Amada Senior Care, John Gomillion from Bankers Life and Casualty, and Judy, a Home Care Receiver."
You are Named a Trustee and Power of Attorney for a Loved One: Now What?
Thursday, November 13; 11 am - 12 pm
If you are named in Power of Attorney and Trust documents to act on your incapacitated loved one's behalf, you have been given certain rights and responsibilities. In this presentation, Attorney Mitchell Karasov, from the Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov, will explain your rights and responsibilities to make medical and financial decisions for your loved one and how to avoid the pitfalls/shield yourself from liability.
Coping with the Loss of a Loved One during the Holidays
Tuesday, November 18; 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Coping with bereavement can be particularly difficult during the holiday season, which may have been a time of great anticipation and happiness in the past. You may feel an obligation for cheerfulness, when what you really feel like doing is hibernating until mid-January. Susan Moriarty, Chaplain - VITAS Hospice, who will provide you advice on surviving the coming holidays.
NEW PROGRAM - Body & Brain Wellness for the Caregiver
Tuesday, November 18; 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Calling ALL Family Caregivers! Join us for a new program that features the "Experience of Holistic Wellness." This is a complete system of integrating the mind, body, and energy through a dynamic five-step Brain Education System Training. This program consists of deep stretching (yoga-like movements), unique regimens of breathing, energy building exercises, and meditation to create optimal energetic balance in your body. The session will be led by Fatima Bustos-Choy, PhD, owner and headmaster of Body & Brain Holistic Wellness Center. Please wear comfortable clothes, socks, and bring a blanket or yoga mat if you prefer. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited.
Friday, November 21; 1 pm
Marie Callender's at 14743 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-788-3983. Please RSVP to Andrea Bennett-Kaye at 818-383-2854
This is program which is caregiver driven, planned, and organized specifically for caregivers who are looking to get out and socialize with other caregivers. Everyone is invited to attend the Caring Company Lunch Group. It is a good way to make new friends and enjoy a relaxing time together. If you would like more information and to RSVP, please contact Andrea at 818-383-2854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.