Caring for Life - North County

November 2, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Meets every other Thursday (Preregistration Required)

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

Topics Include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Working through denial, anger, and loss
  • Creating your own safety nets
  • Dealing with present and future grief
  • Practicing self-care
  • Handling difficult behaviors
  • Developing a personal caregiver bill of rights
  • Overcoming caregiver guilt
  • Accepting peer support-you are not alone!

Courses available:

6-Session Course:

  • September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16

6-Session Course:

  • November 30, December 14, December 28, January 11, January 25, February 8

6-Session Course:

  • February 28, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.