Nanaimo’s Family Caregiver Symposium-October 19, 2019

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Are you in your 40’s – 60’s and responsible for your parents’ wellbeing and future?

AT NANAIMO’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SYMPOSIUM WE HELP YOU CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS!

CALL FOR INFO: 250-240-2656

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We are proud & blessed to present the first Nanaimo’s Family Caregiver Symposium taking place on October 19, 2019, from 9 – 5.30 pm.

Attend the symposium if you:

  • Are overwhelmed with caregiving
  • Desperately want help but don’t know where to turn to
  • Face tough decisions and wonder how to carry on
  • Mourn the relationship that you once had 
  • Feel you lost control over your own life
  • Have no plan for your worries.

When we care for a family member, we struggle to share honestly about our experiences. Our symposium is designed to help you, support you, empower and inspire you!

You will discover that you are not alone and have the opportunity to connect and share with other caregivers in your community. You will go home with tools, strategies and information that will make your caregiving journey more effective and fulfilling.
All those things that you didn’t know exist…

We feature family caregivers and former family caregivers as presenters and panellists.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to cope during your caregiving years
  • Resources: Why, When, What, How
  • Ways to ease your emotional rollercoaster
  • Solutions and ideas to make it better
  • Begin to build a roadmap to more peace of mind and less stressful days.

This is NOT a tradeshow! 
It’s a one-of-a-kind conference where we help YOU to keep your sanity during your caregiving years!
Brought to you by Saskia de Quaasteniet (Jennings) of Creating Being Well – Certified Caregiving Consultant & Caregiving Expert and Permelia Parham of Vibrational Healing, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner.
And we know about caregiving, as Saskia is a family caregiver since 2005 and also has 10+ years of gained professional experience in the Caregiver Service Industry. Currently caring long distance for her mother. Permelia is a caregiver for a close family member.

We are pleased to announce that Caregiving Expert Denise M. Brown of Caregiving.com is our Keynote Speaker for the day. She will be speaking on ‘The Caregiving Years, six stages into a meaningful journey” plus you learn about “Work & Caregiving” and “Long Distance Caregiving”.
All the stuff nobody knows about and talks about… Denise has solutions!

Denise launched CareGiving.com in 1996. CareGiving.com was the first website to add online caregiving support groups, daily caregiving chats and blogs written by family caregivers. Through its blogs posts, podcasts and video chats, CareGiving.com holds one of the largest online libraries of caregiving stories. 

Next Avenue
named Denise a 2017 Influencer in Aging, one of “50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.” Denise hosts podcasts which delve into discussions about caregiving issues and organizes a weekly Twitter chat for family caregivers and former family caregivers. 

Her insights have been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesUS News & World ReportUSA Today, SmartMoney.com,  Time magazine and Chicago Tribune.  She is the author of several books including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful JourneyTake Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers and After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again

Mark your calendar for the whole day. 
We welcome you with coffee/tea and treats, healthy lunch is included and you don’t want to miss our Caregiver Appreciation Ceremony!

We welcome Mathieu Powell as M.C. for our Symposium. 
Mathieu is a caregiver for his mother and known as a dedicated Community Leader, who is experienced in helping those who are ageing and in need of support and also has a great understanding of the challenges Canadian Family Caregivers face these days. He is also the host of the Podcast: Island Voices, published on the well-known Vancouver Island-based website Seniors101.ca 

Important: If you are in need of help to find someone to provide respite care so you can join us for the day, please call Saskia to discuss resources and support options. 

Feel free to reach out to us: caregivers.nanaimo@gmail.com or call us on the following numbers:
Saskia: cell 647-528-2037
Permelia: cell 250-240-2656

Our partners and sponsors, your resources, are carefully selected and exclusively invited in order to support you the best way we can.

With love & care,

Saskia & Permelia

Learn more about us and our story, click: www.creatingbeingwell.com and www.vibrationalhealing.ca

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Ready for a caregiver cruise, take your loved one AND get the respite and fun that you need?

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Ready to Enjoy Life with your loved one?

The perfect Caregiver Retreat Cruise is Life-Transforming according to cruise-guests who took the trip.

The cruise offers an amazing program specifically geared toward the caregiver and their family member. It includes RN support 24/7, daily respite sessions, group dinner seating, interactive conference, caregiver wellness sessions, Zumba and the opportunity to reconnect with your loved one. FUN is the keyword.

I am thrilled to be available on this cruise as your Certified Caregiving Consultant and Caregiver Wellness Coach.

Join us July 6 – 13, 2019 as we sail to Alaska on Holland America.
Dementia Friendly and fully accessible
Space is limited so call today to reserve your cabin: 219.608.2002 or 1-888-826-6836.
Or you can send Saskia a message, CLICK HERE.

Kathy has organized these specialized cruises for a number of years now, and with great success!
Connect with Kathy Shoaf on Facebook for more cruises:
https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneEnjoyLife

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Caring for your parents? How to keep your Sanity!

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Attending to the important needs of your ‘caree’ can be both rewarding AND exhausting.
As a caregiver, you sacrifice your own well-being for that of your loved ones. Plus, it’s difficult to find the moments to reflect on what YOU need and want.

So how do you keep your sanity?

Come to the Women’s Expo FEB 9 in Nanaimo for a day of fun!
Join me at 3.15 pm for a FREE interactive one-hour workshop where you discover the purpose of your caregiving journey and walk away with an awesome tool that you can use every day to have a sound mind and good reasoning.

Host: Saskia Jennings, Founder of CreatingBeingWell.com
Cert. Caregiving Consultant & Coach
Please connect with me on Facebook and “LIKE” my FB page: Caregiver Consulting and Coaching

Check https://www.wellnessnews.ca/womensexpo for Expo Schedule.

Caregiver Wellness Circle + benefits of the Emotion Code May 8, June 5 – Parksville, B.C.

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Are you in your 50’s/60’s and looking after our parents?
You could be stressed out, overwhelmed and feeling guilty and lost…

Instead, what YOU want is to:
– have a safe space where you can vent, be heard and understood
– be able to cope with confidence
– plan your breaks
– keep your sanity
– find joy in your caregiving journey

Attending to the important needs of your parent can be both rewarding AND exhausting. As a caregiver, you sacrifice your own well-being for that of your loved ones. Plus, it’s difficult to find the moments to reflect on what YOU need and want.

Yet, caring for yourself is just as important and Saskia Jennings is passionate about helping you with that.
As a Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator with 12 years of gained experience in the Caregiver Service Industry and working with hundreds of families, she understands what you are going through.

Twice a month, meet with other caregivers in our Caregiver Wellness Circle.
Share a story, exchange ideas, learn new tools and strategies and discover resources for your caregiving journey.

On June 5, the workshop includes an introduction to the Emotion Code and its health benefits for you.
Guest speaker: Permelia Parham, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner.

LEARN, LAUGH, MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND FEEL LESS ALONE.

GET EDUCATED AND CONNECTED AND GO HOME INSPIRED AND ENERGIZED.

Please give us a call if you want more information or register here right now so you don’t miss out, space is limited as we enjoy working with smaller groups to enhance the support experience.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS.

Call Saskia: 647-528-2037 or Permelia: 250-240-2656.
Or email: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com
Visit the website: http://creatingbeingwell.com

Coffee/tea and handouts are included. Bring your favourite journal!

Book your ticket: click HERE

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Workshop Jan16-2019: Wheeling through the caregiving journey

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Are you caring for a parent or elderly relative?
During caregiving, it’s difficult to find the moments to reflect on what you need and what you want. In this interactive session, Saskia Jennings will share the recently-released “Caregiving Wheels”, tools which help you pinpoint where you are and where you want to be.

With these wheels, you’ll discover what you want to add into your life:

  • where you are in your life right now
  • which priorities top your list
  • what support do you need and want, right now…

Saskia will also teach “From Impatient to I’m Patient in five seconds flat”, a valuable exercise that helps you to practise patience instantly and improves courage, confidence and strength.

RESULTS?
It will be easier to make choices, letting go of what doesn’t help you and you’ll be much more comfortable in saying no to others and YES to YOURSELF!

During our workshop, there will be time for sharing, discussion and support. Handouts will be provided.

TO MAXIMIZE THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE & DISCUSSION, SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE PER SESSION. Men and women are welcome!

To purchase your ticket $ 25 (GST included), click here.

For any questions, please email: Saskia@creatingbeingwell.com (Please note: no soliciting)
For more about Saskia Jennings, Certified Caregiving Consultant, visit http://www.creatingbeingwell.com

CONNECT WITH SASKIA ON FACEBOOK, CLICK: http://facebook.com/caregivercoach

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Unique 2-part Caregiver Series – Nanaimo, B.C.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

More and more Canadians are struggling with the emotional and financial demands of caregiving. According to Statistics Canada, there are eight million Canadians currently providing care to dependent family members.

If it takes a village to raise a child, it could take an army to care for an ageing loved one.

We invite you to our unique 2-part Caregiver Series where you will discover tools, strategies and resources to support you on your caregiving journey.

Nov. 19th – The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey

Supporting the caregiver with insights and a roadmap to navigate the emotional side of their caregiving journey.

Presented by: Saskia Jennings – Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator


Nov. 26th – Preparing Financially for a Loss of Independence

Supporting the dependant by offering caregivers the practical information, advice and support to successfully navigate the administrative side of accessing care services and funding opportunities (tax savings, benefit programs and health care planning)

Presented by: Peggy Hoult – Tax, Benefit and Care Navigator & Tax Accountant

Limited space. Room: Boardroom: follow signs.

Pre-registration required. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Please register and choose the ticket that suits you best, click:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/unique-2-part-caregiver-series-tickets-52334651351

For information, please connect with Saskia

Health Talk: The Caregiving Years, 6 Stages to a Meaningful Journey

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Health Talk Outline:

Throughout the caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support they receive.

The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey.

A tip sheet will be provided for the participants.

Presented by: Saskia Jennings, Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator

This Health Talk is part of the Wellnessnews Health Expo, Nainaimo Conference Center.
See a complete list of Health Talks on their website: www.Wellnessnews.ca/HealthExpo

Time of Saskia’s talk: 12.30 pm

May 29, 2018: The Ripple Effect of Compassionate Communication – Online Webinar (free)

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HOSTED BY VHA HOME HEALTHCARE – PRESENTATION BY SASKIA JENNINGS

What is compassionate communication? How can it help you to make your caregiving journey more effective and fulfilling? How does it help the person you care for?

In this free webinar you will learn the essentials of compassionate communication that are easy to apply in your daily caregiver life and will help you:

  • to understand your own needs and the needs of your loved ones
  • how and when to reach out for support
  • to make better decisions & choices
  • to find the right resources.

Do you often feel you’re lacking patience?
Saskia will teach you a simple exercise: From “Impatient” to “I’m Patient” in five seconds flat!
This exercise has been proven to be helpful to keep your mind clear, feel calmer and improve confidence and focus. Practising patience will be easy with this exercise and it is highly effective at work, while caregiving or dealing with family dynamics.

Bonus: Saskia will provide a handout for you to download.

Register here: https://events.huddol.com/event/compassionate-communication/
You will also receive the replay, in case you can’t join us.
       

Presenter: Who is Saskia Jennings?

Saskia is Founder and CEO of Creating Being Well {Caregiver Coach, Holistic Life & Wellness Expert} Saskia is an experienced coach for busy professionals whose life, health and career are affected by the ongoing challenges of caring for aging parents. With her personal coaching programs and caregiving workshops she provides coping strategies that help find relief from personal resentment, guilt and stress that may lead to burnout.

Through years of gained experience as a professional caregiver working with seniors and their adult children, plus hundreds of hours of research, Saskia has developed immediate and practical solutions necessary to effectively support aging parents. These methods instantly bring a sense of peace and fulfillment and improve wellbeing and life balance. In May 2018 Saskia will complete her Certified Caregiving Consultant and Certified Caregiving Educator Training.

 

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JANUARY 22, 2018 – SASKIA SPEAKS: “HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAREGIVER JOURNEY MORE COMFORTABLE, FULFILLING AND HAPPY”.

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Join this free event hosted by: Barrie Sandwich Generation Group

Saskia Jennings, Caregiver Coach & Consultant will speak on the topic: “How to make your caregiver journey more comfortable, fulfilling and happy”.

As a sandwich generation caregiver your challenges are significant. It’s easy to let deadlines, doctor’s appointments and parenting demands derail what used to be a fulfilling life. Saskia will teach tips & tricks to support you in your role as a caregiver for your parent or elderly loved one.

This event is open to the public, please join us! There is no cost. No pre-registration required but a phone call or text will help us determine the numbers (647.528.2037)

Please bring your notebook and your questions. And yes, your friend is welcome as well!

Date | Time: January 22, 2018 @ 7.45 am

Location: Suite Success at ESS Direct, 411 Huronia Road #5, Barrie, ON

FYI:  Saskia will stay after the meeting to answer more questions as needed.
If you wish to meet with her to talk on a more personal level, please call or email and you can set up a meeting with her for the same day (January 22nd): saskia@creatingbeingwell.com

Are you in Barrie or surrounding area? Check out the Barrie Sandwich Generation Facebook Group.

If you have more questions, please connect with Saskia HERE 

Click here to get to know Saskia Jennings

Here’s a blog to help you start off 2018 on your terms: Visit the blog. 

 

Saskia Jennings, CEO and Founder
Caregiver Coach, Consultant and Strategist
saskia@creatingbeingwell.com
Phone: 647.528.2037 (Canada only plse)

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Saskia Jennings offers a unique, different and effective combination of Wholistic Health & Wellness Coaching, 10 yrs of gained experience in the Caregiver Service Industry,  and proven caregiving strategies & tools to help busy professionals who care for aging parents. We are connected with trusted professional partners who can assist with planning and solutions to help your elderly loved ones and your family. Set up time with Saskia to determine your needs.

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Introduction to Aromatic Wellness (free classes in Brampton, ON)

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MAKE HEALTHIER & NATURAL LIFESTYLE CHOICES!

Easy steps to improve your Home, Health, Habitat & Heart.

Your Wellbeing Is Most Important. Creating Being Well Is My Expertise. Let’s Work Together!

Come join us as we share what essential oils are all about, where they come from and how to use them safely and effectively for YOURSELF, Your FAMILY, Your HOME.

You’ll learn what aromatic wellness is, why so many people are adopting this lifestyle, and best of all, you get the opportunity to try out different essential oil products.
Many of our products are officially certified by Health Canada as a Natural Health Product. Why? Because it works!

You’re invited to join us! It’s always fun!

 

CLICK HERE for dates, details and free registration.

However: email Saskia if you have any questions: saskia@creatingbeingwell.com or learn more here.

To your wellbeing!