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Caregivers Alberta offers a mix of educational and respite focused programs each month. These include in-person workshops, online webinars, and the Caregiver Support Community. Please check back regularly or sign up for our monthly newsletter Caregiver Connections to stay up to date!
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COMPASS for the Caregiver (4 Weeks | Online | Calgary Foothills PCN)
May 6 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
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.
The award-winning COMPASS for the Caregiver program by Caregivers Alberta 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 Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network.
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, May 6, 2021 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
- Being a Caregiver: Caregiving can be stressful, isolating, and have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Understand your role as a caregiver and assess your strengths, challenges and overall sense of self.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
- Managing Your 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, May 20, 2021 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
- 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, May 27, 2021 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
- Navigating the Journey: Increase your confidence in accessing services, reflect on your caregiving journey, and plan for the future to avoid the stress associated with uncertainty.
This COMPASS for the Caregiver workshop is provided free of charge through sponsorship of course fees by the Calgary Foothills PCN.