Upcoming Programs & Events
Caregivers Alberta offers a mix of educational and respite focused programs each month. These include in-person workshops, online webinars, the Caregiver Support Community, and other events. Please check back here regularly or sign up for our monthly newsletter Caregiver Connections to stay up to date!
COMPASS for the Caregiver
January 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$25
Caregiving can be a stressful, isolating, and overwhelming experience. It can have a negative impact on the caregiver’s physical and mental health. Our award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program helps caregivers balance their own well-being with the challenges of caregiving and is facilitated by someone who understands those challenges.
COMPASS for the Caregiver is a 4-week course, before registering please ensure that you can attend all 4 sessions listed below.
Thursday, January 9th (1:00pm-3:00pm)
- Module 1: Caregiver Characteristics – 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, January 16th (1:00pm-3:00pm)
- 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 grief and loss and how to foster hope and seek balance in caregiving.
Thursday, January 23rd (1:00pm-3:00pm)
- 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, January 30th (1:00pm-3:00pm)
- 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 this course is being offered for a $25.00 manual and registration fee. Please note this is a 4-week commitment.