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July 2019 

In partnership with Seniors' Centre Without Walls, we're excited to announce that we'll be running Phone Support Groups on the last Thursday of July & August. Caregivers of all ages across Alberta are welcome to participate, just call 780-395-2626 to register! 

July's topic is Self-Care Through the Summer:

We often hear about self-care, or we are told to “take care of ourselves” – but what does this actually mean? It is anything you (the caregiver) do to take care of yourself - something just for YOU. It is NOT the things you have to do (like work, studying, errands, housework, caregiving). As caregivers we often put ourselves last. We see self-care as selfish and say things like “there’s no time, I'm too busy." But if you don’t take the time to care for yourself you risk suffering from caregiver burnout. Good self-care includes:
  • Physically (health and wellness)
  • Psychologically (stress reduction)
  • Emotionally
  • Spiritually
It can be done alone or with the help of professionals, groups, instructors, family, counselors, or even with books, classes, and the internet. We all need balance in our lives. Let’s talk about how to achieve that in your caregiving role.
We're looking for a Caregiver Advisor to join our team!

The Caregiver Advisor will help build a provincial community of practice for caregiver support, focusing on the self-help, peer support group model, and using a strengths-based community asset lens. 

Interested? Learn more and apply. 
If you’re caring for someone living with dementia, you need help accessing resources in a timely manner so you can cope without feeling overwhelmed.

Caregivers Alberta is supporting beta testing of a new Dementia Caregivers Navigation Tool – and we need YOU to participate! We are looking for current caregivers of persons living with dementia, who are comfortable using computers and smart phones, to help test a new technology tool that will help caregivers manage busy days, promote self-care, and offer better support to those living with dementia.

If you’re interested in participating, please respond to Johnna Lowther, our Provincial Program Lead at:
jlowther@caregiversalberta.ca or phone direct 587-415-8999
COMPASS for the Caregiver 
Many COMPASS workshops are now coming to a close as we go into summer. However, in Calgary there are Fall COMPASS workshops already open for registration! More dates will continue to be added for the Fall in communities across Alberta. Not sure if COMPASS is right for you? Learn more about the program.

Phone Support Group
Our first phone support group of the summer will be on July 25th at 7:00pm. Join our Provincial Program Lead Johnna as she facilitates a conversation around Self-Care! Call 780-395-2626 to register. 

Looking for groups near you? Use our SUPPORT FINDER to view programs and supports in your area.

 

Caregiver Advisor

 
The Caregiver Advisor is available for one-on-one support across the province. They can help you find resources, navigate the system, and be a listening ear if you just need to talk.

Call our toll-free phone number
1-877-453-5088 or
email us today.

Printables


Did you know that we have a collection of free printable resources on our website?

Print, save, or share them with friends and family!

Caregiver Research 


By participating in research you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.

For a list of current survey and research opportunities available please
visit our website. 

COMPASS Facilitator Training


Are you interested in becoming a COMPASS for the Caregiver facilitator? Facilitator training allows you to put on COMPASS workshops in your community! 

If you would like to learn more about Facilitator Training please email Johnna or call 1-877-453-5088.

Get Involved!


Volunteers are essential to the success of Caregivers Alberta. We need your help to lead caregiver groups, host successful events, and keep the office running smoothly.

To learn more about our volunteer positions click here.
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