Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support

 

 

Confident Caregiver Circles - Discover new resources for taking care of yourself and your older loved one during these support circles led by knowledgeable VPAS staff.  Topics include: stress management, physical activity and preventing injury, medication management, planning for the future, and more.  Meet other caregivers on the same journey as you and share ideas.  Circles meet online for your convenience.

  • Tuesdays, Feb. 1-March 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register here or call 540-615-5341.

 

Confident Caregiver January Mini-Retreats: Winter Wonderland - Jan. 13, 20 and 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - These arts and crafts mini-retreats offer opportunities for relaxation, reflection, and conversation with other caregivers. No artistic skill needed. This is about the process, not the outcome!  Internet access is required, as we will create the following art projects on Zoom:

Jan 13: Winter Printmaking

Jan 20: Winter Tree Collage

Jan. 27:  Snowman Mixed Media

Register here or call 540-615-5341

 

Confident Caregiver February Mini-Retreats: Angels Among Us - Feb. 10, 17 and 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - These arts and crafts mini-retreats offer opportunities for relaxation, reflection, and conversation with other caregivers. No artistic skill needed. This is about the process, not the outcome!  Internet access is required, as we will create the following art projects on Zoom:

Feb. 10: Watercolor Angels

Feb. 17: Collage Angel Friendship Cards

Feb. 24: Garden Angel

Register here or call 540-615-5341

 

Confident Caregiver Hub: Caregiving and Relationships - As caregivers, we are constantly called to embrace change.  Often these changes include our friendships and family relationships.  As our loved ones living with dementia and chronic illnesses experience life differently, we may find friends and family members quietly slipping away and feelings of isolation stepping in. At the end of this session, you will be able to identify/access tools and resources to help you maintain relationships and communicate effectively with friends and family while you fulfill your role as a caregiver. 

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bridgewater Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall.  Program also available online via Zoom.  Register here or call 540-615-5341. 

 

Dealing with Dementia - April 20, 2022, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Highland Public Library, Monterey, Va.

A family caregiver workshop designed to help you understand dementia. Learn how to deal with problem behaviors, handle stress and find more time for yourself.  Includes a 350+ page Dementia Caregivers Guide.  Please register by April 13 in order to receive the guidebook in time.  Attendees must observe VPAS infection control policies. Seating is limited to 10 individuals.

Register here or call 540-468-2178.