CCC Wednesday Communique — July 5, 2023

July is Sandwich Generation Month!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week: Drop-in Circles
Nearly a quarter of adults in the United States are simultaneously raising kids and supporting a parent. You are not alone. Managing the medical, financial, legal and emotional burden of care is overwhelming. There are resources for support, but the caregiver barely has time to breathe, much less research respite options.  Daughterhood is a community of experienced caregivers who facilitate virtual Drop In Circles where people can vent, share, and offer resources that are relevant because they’ve been there, done that. Make time to attend a Daughterhood Circle, and bring your own sandwich, baloney and all. Sign up for a Circle that is convenient for your schedule. The Circle Leader and the topic will be listed on the website when you sign up.

Working While Caregiving
Don’t miss the June Bonus episode of Daughterhood the Podcast when Anne Tumlinson, Founder of Daughterhood, joins Rosanne for “Working While Caring” with Karen Kavanaugh of the Rosalynn Carter Institute. Their conversation covers challenges that affect caregiving employees, employer viewpoints and the ideas and policy changes that can help.  Listen to the replay here.

GEAR Statewide Workshops Summer Schedule
GEAR Parent Network workshops are held virtually and on location when specified.  Red listings are special social events for families only  These are not recorded in order to safeguard the personal information shared by participants related to the topics during these interactive trainings.  Download the Summer Workshop Schedule.

Activities to Do with a Family Member or Friend
Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease
It’s important to spend meaningful time with a family member or friend who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Participating together in activities your loved one enjoys can help improve their quality of life and manage behavior changes that may come with the disease, such as sleep problems, aggression, and agitation. It can also help grow and strengthen your connection. However, it may be difficult to know what activities you can safely do with your loved one.  Learn more here.

Caregiver Chats Podcast

The Caregiver Chats podcast is a space for family caregivers and care partners to find support and expertise to help make the caregiving journey a little more manageable. It is hosted by Home Instead, Inc. Gerontologist, Dr. Lakelyn Eichenberger, designed to help those caring for older adults find balance, support, resources and encouragement. New episodes will be posted on the 15th and 30th of every month. Click here to listen to past episodes of Caregiver Chats.

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