Virtual Caregiver Workshops
These interactive workshops will connect you with resources, support, and encouragement you need on your caregiving journey. Join in; ask questions; and leave with the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
Registration is FREE for our Virtual Caregiver Workshops.
Join by phone, computer, tablet, or smartphone!
If you missed a session, see below for recordings.
Caregiving During the Holidays
Recorded December 12th, 2020
The holidays can be stressful, especially for caregivers who may already feel overwhelmed or burnt out. The current pandemic has introduced new stressors like isolation, grief, and attempting to maintain safety guidelines while trying to uphold holiday traditions.
In this workshop, a panel of caregiving experts answer questions and share tips and resources related to the difficult aspects of managing holiday stress, including:
Coping with holiday stress and the added challenges of COVID-19;
How to cope with grief and difficult emotions triggered by the holidays;
Tips to make the most of celebrating with loved ones in long-term care facilities; and
Finding yourself in your caregiving journey.
The Joys in Caregiving: Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving During the Holidays
Recorded November 21st, 2020
The holidays are a time for family, food, and togetherness. That is what we are told and what others seem to be appreciating. It can be difficult to be thankful and participate in holiday traditions while we are caring for a family member. Caregiving is difficult during “normal” times. It is even more difficult during the holidays and made more challenging during the COVID pandemic.
During this workshop we will discuss caregiving and the holidays and investigate ways to develop and enhance a feeling of gratitude and appreciation during these difficult times.
Caring for the Veteran Caregiver Virtual Zoom Conference
Friday, September 25, 2020 9am-2pm EST
The Caregiver Support Program with the Department of Veterans Affairs
Soul Restoration: A Program for Personal and Professional Caregivers with Opus Peace
Self Care for the Veteran Caregiver with Yoga 4 Change
Hope for the Caregiver with Peter Rosenberger
Caring for Yourself as You Care for Other
Recorded August 15th, 2020
COVID-19 has created new obstacles in caregiving, including increased social isolation and feelings of grief at the loss of quality time with loved ones, physical touch, and even loss of support from friends and family who are overwhelmed or preoccupied with their own circumstances. In this workshop we cover:
Why grief is connected to caregiving.
How stress as we get older impacts our health and immunity.
Practical, creative strategies to lower your stress.
Ways to identify and build your personal support system.
Preparing for a Crisis During a Crisis
Recorded July 18th, 2020
Find out how you and your loved ones can prepare for a hurricane during the era of COVID-19. This session covers:
Overview of the new State program “Know Your Zone, Know Your Home.”
Creating a Disaster Supply Checklist.
What to expect when evacuating and sheltering.
The importance of the special needs registry and how to register
The Legal Aspects of Caregiving
Recorded June 20th, 2020
In this session you’ll hear from two local Elder Law attorneys on what to do to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared in case you have to make any critical medical or financial decisions:
The six important documents to ensure legal and financial security.
The importance of a Power of Attorney.
Finally, how to safely get these documents notarized in a time of social distancing.
Caregiving During COVID-19
Recorded May 16th, 2020
In this session you'll learn practical ways to cope and overcome the added challenges of caregiving due to COVID-19. You will hear from the following experts:
Toula Wootan, Caregiver Advocate and host of Toula's Tips for Caregivers radio show
Justine Conley, AARP Florida Associate State Director
Terri Barton, CEO of Aging True
Milva Ballester, Programs Manager at the Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter
Join us for a 2-day series of interactive workshops covering important areas of engaging and caring for someone living
Thursday, March 18th
COVID-19 and Caregiving, Alzheimer's Association
"Join us to learn about additional precautions you can take to help keep people living with dementia safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether at home or in a residential care setting."
Friday, March 19th
Use of Memory Aids, Community Hospice and Palliative Care
Maximizing Quality of Life in Dementia: A Palliative Approach, Memory Disorder Clinic
Expert Discussion Panel