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Wheatland FCSS: COMPASS for the Caregiver (4 Weeks | Online)
October 8 at 9:00 am - 11:30 amFree – $45
Hosted by the Wheatland FCSS.
Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating, and overwhelming experience. And due to the COVID-19 pandemic many caregivers are experiencing added levels of stress and anxiety.
Our award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving. This course is facilitated by someone who understands those challenges and is a licensed COMPASS Facilitator with the Wheatland FCSS.
This COMPASS for the Caregiver workshop is a multi-session, consecutive course being held online. Before registering please ensure that you can virtually attend all weekly sessions listed below:
Thursday, October 8 (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
- Module 1: Being a Caregiver – Recognize your strengths, needs, and challenges as a caregiver and take pride in your role. You’ll examine emotions and feelings in this module and help put challenging thoughts into perspective.
Thursday, October 15 (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
- Module 2: Managing Stress – Learn how stress can lead to burnout and what you can do to prevent or recover from burnout. We’ll explore how to shift our mindset and seek balance in caregiving.
Thursday, October 22 (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
- Module 3: Balancing Relationships – Improve your communication skills to identify what you need, ask for help, and share the care. The hardest lesson as a caregiver is to regain your identity as a whole person by taking care of yourself first.
Thursday, October 29 (9:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
- Module 4: Navigating the System – Increase your confidence in accessing services, reflect on your caregiving journey, and plan for the future to avoid the stress associated with uncertainty.
The COMPASS for the Caregiver workshop has a $300 value. Thanks to sponsorship from Caregivers Alberta and Wheatland FCSS this course is being offered for free to residents of Wheatland County and for $45.00 manual and registration fee to participants outside of Wheatland County.
If you are a resident of Wheatland County please contact Lynn Walker (403-934-5335) to receive a promo code to redeem your free registration.
We understand many caregivers live on limited incomes. Upon individual request to Caregivers Alberta, participants can apply to our Compass Scholarship Fund and receive assistance with registration fees if needed. Please contact our office with questions.