February 11 – Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00am, via Zoom

You must register to attend this workshop by calling 508-430-8111 or emailing marina@wecancenter.org.

Who is helping you as you help a family member manage a health condition? Juggling everything was hard before the pandemic, but it’s harder than ever now. This virtual session will focus on practical ways for you to manage the challenges you’re facing and the emotions you’re experiencing as you care for a family member or friend.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• The stages of caregiving and how that knowledge can reduce anxiety and stress
• Common caregiving pitfalls and ways to avoid/overcome them
• Simple stress reduction techniques to use at home in just minutes; and access to tools and free resources specifically for the family caregiving journey.

Beth Suereth and Sarabeth Persiani

Sarahbeth Persiani is the author of Run, Walk, Crawl- a Caregiver Caught between Generations. For five years, while working full-time and taking care of her own family, Sarahbeth was the primary caregiver for her father, who had dementia. As the founder of We Are Sharing the Sun, her focus these days is to help provide education, support, and encouragement for family caregivers from all walks of life.

Beth Suereth founded Caregiving Pathways to help families manage the hospital stay and prepare for the end of life. She cared for her father through five years of hospitalizations, dementia, and diabetes. She loves to share what she learned and how she kept her father out of the hospital through his cancer and the entire last year of his life. Beth’s clients include the AARP Public Policy Institute and The Caregiving Years Training Academy, where she’s a Skills Consultant for the Certified Caregiving Consultant program. She’s also a former volunteer family caregiver coach at a hospital-based caregivers center.

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