©  2018, Coalition of Caring

Coalition of Caring

12th Annual Caregiver’s Conference


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Courtyard Marriot,

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

Caregiver’s Afternoon Workshops:


Workshop E


Crisis Management and Caregiving, Preparing for the Unexpected-Anne Marie Olsen-Hayward, LICSW, CDP

Come join us as we discuss a frame work to assess potential care giving gaps when faced with unexpected care giving situations and a process to proactively plan for those situations. Focus is on minimizing stress on the caregiver and caregiver when unexpected situations occur.


Workshop F


The “H” Word- How to Live the Best Life Possible & Have Wishes Honored

-Jessica DeGrechie, Bayada Hospice Director

It is important for individuals to reflect on their wishes, goals and care through their journey to ensure that their caregivers and loved ones will know what their wishes are. Join us for an education session regarding end of life care, common misconceptions and discover facts about hospice services.  


Workshop G


Make the Most of Yourself So You Can Help Others – Emily Clement, Life Coach

We make thousands of choices every day. Sometimes our choices intentional, while other times they are born from routine. You’ll be invited to define your desires step-by step. Take time to consider what you’d love. Look beyond your current conditions and circumstances. Once you shift from living a life by default to a life by design, magic happens. “The best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” -Wallace Wattles


Workshop H


Veteran and Caregiving Conversations and Connections- Moderators:  Christina Shepard, NH Family Caregiver Support Program Manager, NH Department of Health and Human Services and Polly Bernard, Caregiving Support Coordinator, Manchester VA Medical Center 

New Hampshire is home to approximately 105,000 Veterans and has the 8th highest veteran population (per capita) in the nation.   Over 50% of our Veterans are over 65 years of age, with over one third of our veterans serving during the Vietnam era.  This panel presentation will include participation from a diverse mix of Veteran Caregivers and Community Partners.  Our Community Partners will include Mary Heck from the Manchester Vet Center and Kristen Lawlor from the Manchester VA.   Veteran Caregivers will represent different military conflicts and will share their own experiences of supporting our veterans.    NH Veterans have served our Country and today’s caregivers are now serving and supporting our Veterans!   Please join us for this interactive and informative panel discussion!   



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2018 Caregiver’s Conference Morning/Afternoon Workshops