Oh my gosh! There are those days as a caregiver that just
make you feel you are on a rocky road.
The medication was not
ready at the pharmacy…
The cleaning lady did
not show up at your mom’s house…
And you went to work
As a caregiver you want help to get off that rocky road and
feel better. The keyword is “Allow”.
Rather than staying stuck in the ‘what ifs” or the drama and
challenge of the present moment, allow yourself
to find the soft edge that helps ease your day. This could be a phone call with
a friend, a 15- minute break, a walk in the forest, buying flowers to cheer you
up, doing some gardening, reading a chapter in your favorite book, bake a pie
and dig in right away.
Allow yourself to
do something that bring you joy, shifts your mindset and gets your away from
the rocky road you were on.
When you look around, you will always find soft edges on the side of a rocky road…
Are you in your 40’s – 60’s and responsible for your parents’ wellbeing and future?
YOU ARE A FAMILY CAREGIVER!
We are proud & blessed to present the first annual Canadian Family Caregiver Symposium in Nanaimo B.C., on beautiful Vancouver Island. The symposium takes 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.
To live in the moment.
This is NOT your regular tradeshow! Our one-of-a-kind event is brought to you by Saskia de Quaasteniet (Jennings) of Creating Being Well – Certified Caregiving Consultant & Educator and Permelia Parham of Vibrational Healing, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner. Saskia is a family caregiver since 2005 and has 10+ years of gained professional experience in the Caregiver Service Industry. Currently caring long distance for her mother. Permelia is currently 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 “work & Caregiving”, “Long Distance Caregiving” and “Caregiving has ended, now what?”.
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 Journal, The New York Times, US News & World Report, USA Today, SmartMoney.com, Time magazine and Chicago Tribune. She is the author of several books including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey, Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers and After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again.
Please join us and we take care of you all day long!
HOW TO SAVE $25: Choose to buy 1 ticket at $ 149 (all inclusive) or SAVE when you purchase 2 tickets at $273 (all inclusive, regular $298).
This unique program offers Expert Speakers, our Caregiver Panel, Skills & Support exercises, Resources and more.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on the following numbers: Saskia: cell 647-528-2037 Permelia: cell 250-240-2656
Our sponsors, your resources, are carefully selected and exclusively invited in order to support you the best way we can.
Today I’ll talk about Stage II of the concept of The Caregiving Years: The Freshman Caregiver.
Does the following resonate with you?
You get requests from your mom or dad and they need your help.
You take them to a doctor’s appointment, pick up some groceries on the way home, answer a phone call at work to hear your mom is not feeling so good.
Your daily schedule gets interrupted. And it may seem just ‘the odd time’, but times add up. From one hour a week to 4 hours a week. To a stay overnight.
Who are you as a Freshman Caregiver?
You’ve begun to help your family member on a regular basis, weekly, perhaps even a few times a week. Your duties range from errand-running and bill-paying to some assistance with hands-on care.
Your keyword: Find
— Find services that help.
— Find a system that keeps you organized.
— Find support that comforts.
— Find ways to enjoy your hobbies and interest (don’t forget about this…).
To discover solutions that work.
This is your entry into the caregiving role. This is your time to experiment, to get your feet wet and see what works. This is your opportunity to learn how the healthcare industry works with, or in some cases against, you. Now is the time to shape your caregiving personality:
What duties are you (un)comfortable with?
How well are you and your caree getting along?
What situations would create overwhelming stresses for both of you?
Now it becomes important for you to keep up with your hobbies and interests (you may be able only to keep the ones that you enjoy most), ensuring you have made a habit of spending time on your own, enjoying yourself.
Why ME? Why NOW?
If you’d like my help and you are in Canada or USA, I invite you to book a 20 min complimentary caregiving consult with me (by phone) I help you gain insights, I answer some of your questions in our time together, share great resources that fit your situation. We find out if you would need more help and how that would look like.
When you commit, I ask you to show up for your session. You won’t’ regret.I LISTEN. I UNDERSTAND. I HELP. Let us help you see the forest through the trees. Remember, it is never too early or too late to reach out for support!
It was such an honour to be interviewed live on Wise Folks Radio with host Cathy Holmes of Nanaimo Family Life Association. Take a listen as we share stories and experiences. I also give you lots of caregiving strategies and valuable tips on caring for your parents. Get paper and pen out and tune in!
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Is caring for your parents causing guilt? Feeling stressed out?
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