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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 Morning Workshops:

Workshop A

A Thank you A Day Keeps the Blues Away”- Jeannine Leclerc, Educator

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” well how about “A thank you” a day keeps the blues away”?  Gratitude:  A feeling of thankfulness and joy we feel in response to something we have received, whether the gift is tangible such as a book we look forward to reading, or an intangible, such as a smile of encouragement from a loved one or a breathtaking view of a landscape decreases our ‘fight, flight, or freeze” sympathetic system and increases our “rest and digest” parasympathetic system.  Come join me for opening with a guided chair yoga/mediation to prepare the body and mind to explore how having gratitude in our daily lives can decrease our stress and increase one’s well-being through composing individual “ABC Gratitude Lists”.

Workshop B

Caregiver Conversations, Connections, Networking, Caregiver Panel Across Various Caregiving Populations–

This workshop will provide an interactive opportunity for caregivers to interactive with a moderated caregiver panel that represents different caregiving populations.  There is some truth to the quote “Before you judge my life, my past or my character. Walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrow, my doubts, my fear, my pain and my laughter. Remember, everyone has a story, when you've lived my life then you can judge me.”

Workshop C

Caregiver Estate Planning- Attorney John Kitchen

In depth talk and discussion about (1) planning ahead to have your legal paperwork in order, to name someone to attend meetings and make decisions in the event you have a disability; and (2) looking over the horizon to plan benefits for your loved ones after your death.

Workshop D

Because You've Never Died Before: Spiritual Issues at the End of Life-Kathleen Rusnak, Ph.D.

Once individuals receive a terminal prognosis, they automatically embark upon an unexpected and amazing new spiritual journey. Their worldview is forever changed. Discoveries into the meaning of life, and the essence of the self, the other and God emerge. What the dying learn about living at the end of life is their gift to us in the midst of life. 

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2017 Caregiver’s Conference Morning/Afternoon Workshops