|November is National Caregiving Month, and we are thrilled to have an initiative that supports dementia caregivers in so many ways. Our Wellness Initiative, which began in 2012 from anonymous donors, was initially created to support those caring for a family member living with memory loss. Caregiver programs have grown tremendously over the years and each new program offers support on the foundation of evidence-based practices for maintaining and improving wellbeing through many years of caregiving. Read more about our weekly Have a Seat meditation practices, monthly Catching Your Breath programs, twice annual Mindfulness-based Dementia Care course, and Caregiver Wellness Day retreats here. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be caring for someone with memory loss. |
In hopes of offering additional support, community, inspiration, practice and encouragement during this month, we are holding Caregiver Wellness Week from November 16 – 23. The week will offer the following:
Catching Your Breath
Monthly gathering for family caregivers featuring different wellness topics, mindfulness practice and the experience of nature on wellbeing
Monday, November 16 at 10:00AM
Registration required by Sunday, November 15 at 6:00PM here. The Zoom link is sent directly to registrants.
Have a Seat
Weekly drop-in presence practice through mindfulness meditation
Every Thursday from 12:00 – 12:30PM
Click the Zoom link to join here.
Sign up to receive a reminder here.
Eight is Enough
Week long mindfulness retreat. Twice daily at 8:00AM and 8:00PM, 30-minute guided meditations (suitable for beginners and experienced meditators). Join for all or for some. This is for you! In lieu of an in person Caregiver Wellness Day retreat, as has been our tradition since 2012, I hope you will join me and others for this online experience and opportunity to join remotely.
Click on the Zoom link to join here.
To learn more about these opportunities, please tune into our Instagram page here. Other resources to support family caregivers can be found on the Family Caregiving Alliance website here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.