Make sure you follow us on social media as this month we are showcasing our fabulous Coaches! Have you had 1:1 session with one? Need someone to listen? Call here 1-877-453-5088 (toll-free).
It's Senior's Week June 7 - 13, 2021 visit their website here, and learn more below.
Looking forward to a Sweet Summer?
Join the Lemonade Stand Summer Series
When life gives you lemons, make the best of it!
This summer Caregivers Alberta is sharing the recipe to the perfect ‘Caregiver Lemonade’ with a new series of programs.
8 interactive virtual sessions
Skills to cope with the stress of the caregiving journey
Tips to learn how to thrive as a caregiver
Sweeten your Caregiver Lemonade to your liking by enrolling in one, two, or all eight sessions—at no cost to you!
Sessions take place once a week beginning July through August 2021.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
Coping with Grief, Loss and Transitions in Caregiving
Thursday June 4, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Discover how to transition when your normal world has been unexpectedly altered.
About this event
Coping with the grief, loss and transitions related to caregiving is not easy to discuss with those who don't truly understand. If you are feeling tired, disconnected, isolated, or perhaps you are grieving the loss of daily routines, personal connections or the relationship with the person you are caring for - please join us. Together we will explore the types of grief you may be experiencing on this journey. We will uncover three unique areas of loss that may resonate with you. This will be an evening to discover how to transition when your normal world has been unexpectedly altered.
About guest speakers:
Cindy Lang is a RSW, with her own Private Coaching Practice as a Bereavement Specialist in Grief & Loss. At Wellspring Calgary, Cindy offers support to adults living with cancer and those that love them. Cindy has been a caregiver to her aging parents and understands the loss that comes with the transitions of being a caregiver and losing a loved one.
Nancy Bilodeau has been at Wellspring Calgary for almost 7 years and is currently the Centre Manager at Carma House. In 2014 she felt the warm embrace of Wellspring when she went to seek supports and services for her friend who was living with cancer. Her experience that day lead Nancy down a path to employment with Wellspring where she now shares that warm embrace with its members.
About Wellspring Calgary:
Wellspring Calgary is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and restorative needs of people living with cancer as well as their caregivers and families. All Wellspring programs and services are offered free of charge and without referral to southern Alberta residents. https://wellspringcalgary.ca/
There is also an Edmonton area location as well: https://wellspring.ca/edmonton/
Date: Wednesday, June 16 Time: 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. MDT
About this Event
Join us on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, when Caregivers Alberta hosts Caregiver Connections, a program presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region (CMHA). During this informative virtual session, you will learn all about the Caregiver Connections program – what it is and how it can help you – and hear from Elyse Cathrea, a Peer Support Facilitator with the CMHA – Edmonton Region.
Caregiver Connections is a peer support group for any person providing care for a loved one with mental illness and/or addiction. In this education session, Elyse will share her personal experience of caring for a loved one living with mental illness.
Topics she’ll also discuss:
The challenges of caring for someone living with mental illness
The impact on caregivers, such as stress and burnout
Resources and additional supports available to caregivers
Discover how the Caregiver Connections program can help you or a loved one connect with much needed resources and supports.
The Caregiver Support Communityis our online peer support community that helps to empower caregivers and support their well-being by providing a virtual support group with other caregivers. This community has open discussions about the ups and downs of caregivers and provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Support sessions are available: Mondays: 10 a.m. I *Tuesdays: 7 p.m I Thursday 1 p.m. *new time on Tuesday's 7:00 PM