Calendar of Events

REOURCE TUESDAYS:

Do you need help or to be connected to resources in your community? Resource Tuesdays are for you. Please call for an appointment.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

“Lunch n Learn” Caregiver guilt is a complicated emotion. Are we our worst critics?
Wed., November 8h, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (2nd Wed. of each month)

Having negative feelings about caregiving is normal. Come join us to learn some strategies from our guest speaker Ruthie Rosenberg on how to find solutions to care for yourself and others. Please RSVP to (818) 847-3686 to reserve your space.

MISS AN EDUCATION GROUP? Let us know! We may have informative handouts available from the group.

EMPOWERMENT GROUPS:

Healthy Rhythm Drum Circle- Group Empowerment Drumming
2ND Fri., November 10th, 10.30am-11:30am

Group drumming provides benefits such as relief from stress, physical exercise, mental stimulation and the opportunity to be creative. Healthy Rhythms is about creating music in the moment, expression of one’s own unique and personal rhythm and connecting with other participants in the drum circle. No prior music or drumming experience is required. Join Bradley Anderson & Chris Miller in what will be a fun and new experience!! Please RSVP to 818-847-3686, so we have enough drums!

Mindfulness Meditation
3rd Fri., November 17th, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Led by D’vorah Epstein McDonald

Are you stressed? Worried? Overwhelmed? Please join us for meditation and uncover your ability to access the quiet place within you; the place where there is no turmoil…only relaxation and peacefulness. Learn tools that you can use anytime to help alleviate the stress you may be experiencing. And, enjoy the support provided by group meditation. All levels welcome…no experience necessary. Our expert, D’vorah Epstein McDonald is a Board Certified Chaplain at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She has been studying and practicing meditation for over 40 years. She facilitates meditation groups and provides one on one meditation with patients in the hospital as well as the Disney Family Cancer Center.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS:

We offer a variety of groups designed to meet many caregiving situations. Please call before attending, so we can schedule an intake with you and guide you in selecting the most appropriate group for you.

Meet Our Empowerment/Support Group Facilitators
Leta Nadler, Manij Taban, Myrna Gordon, Liz Gregory and Dana Sigoloff are all Human Services Paraprofessionals who were trained at the Wagner Program at American Jewish University. Stephanie Davis is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ann Brunner, MSW has many years working with seniors and families.

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s/Dementia EVENING GROUP
1st & 3rd Wed., November 1 & 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Caring for your mom or dad can present very different challenges than caring for a spouse. Share experiences and ideas; support each other in navigating the care and support of a parent. The group facilitator is Stephanie Davis.

Courageous Heroes Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
1st & 3rd Thurs., November 2nd & 16th, 12:30pm-2:00pm

This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Led by Myrna Gordon. Respite offered.

Wellness Warriors Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., November 9th 12:30pm-2:00pm
***NO GROUP Nov. 23***

This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group led by Dana Sigoloff and Liz Gregory. Respite is offered.

Early Memory Loss Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., November 9th 10:00am-11:30am
***NO GROUP Nov. 23***

This is a support group for those that are recently diagnosed with any memory impairment. Acknowledging a memory loss can bring up many feelings- this is a time to open up, learn and share in a safe environment. Group facilitated by Ann Brunner.

Lean on Me Group
2nd & 4th Wed., November 8th & 22nd 11:00am-12:30pm

A group for emotional support, held in connection with caregiving community. A time to vent, share learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group facilitated by Leta Nadler and Manij Taban. Respite is offered.

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