Spend a relaxing, rejuvenating day in a tranquil ocean-front setting at the beautiful Jersey Shore. Pull back from your everyday responsibilities to connect with yourself and others who have walked in your shoes. Take time to share (by talking or listening) in a confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. We’re all in this together.
Those of us who are caregivers in our personal lives or by profession typically put everyone’s needs before our own. We’re not at the bottom of our list–we’re not even on the list! This can result is extreme stress, worry, heightened emotions, strained relationships, illness (our own), and even loss of self awareness and joy. If you care for an ill, disabled, or elderly loved one – whether near or far away — this event is for you.
Participants will learn how to:
- Learn to honor and value your role as caregiver
- Uncover valuable information that could save your life
- Develop simple practices to manage stress and restore joy
- Experience a sense of community with those who understand
- Leave feeling “lighter” and re-energized
Thursday, November 13, 2014
755 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740
8 am Light breakfast
8:30 Welcome and introductions
9-12 What caregiving is and what it isn’t
Coping with stress, grief, guilt, fear, and isolation
Caregiver traps to avoid
Maintaining identity boundaries
12-1 Lunch (included)
1-3:30 Rediscovering and reinventing self
Embracing a new normal
Empowering yourself and your loved ones
A notebook or journal; sweater or jacket; walking shoes if you want to stroll the grounds.