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Coalition of Caring

11th Annual Caregiver’s Conference


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Courtyard Marriot,

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

Caregiver’s Morning Workshops:


Workshop A


Laughter is the Best Medicine…Plus, No Co pays! (How Humor Helps Us Get a Handle on Overload & Overwhelm) – Rob Peck

Studies show that humor fuels more flexible thinking, and more innovative problem solving.  Both of which strengthen our effectiveness in managing stress, coping with constant change, and maintaining a good life balance with our caregiving responsibilities. This workshop will have lively, cooperative learning activities provide a safe, supportive environment, for deepening resiliency and resourcefulness, and lead to a lot of shared laughter!


Workshop B


Compassionate Fatigue:  How to Identify it, How to Honor it and How to Resolve it – Lynn Kelly Devlin, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” Mahatma Gandhi. Compassionate Fatigue can occur when a caregiver is doing more than they are able to do, or more than they want to be doing for someone else.  This can cause serious physical, emotional and spiritual distress.  This interactive talk will discuss causes, symptoms and ways to prevent or recover from compassion fatigue


Workshop C


Take Care to Give Care-Polly Bernard, Beverly Bolduc, RN

Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding.  This workshop will give veteran caregivers a safe place to explore the many challenges they face.



Workshop D


Caregiving Conversations, Connections, Networking – Facilitated by Dr. Donna McCarten White

We listened to you! This requested workshop/support group will provide an opportunity for caregivers to engage in conversation, connect and network with other caregivers through a facilitated conversation with Dr. Donna McCarten White. We will be discussing issues such as lone- soldier syndrome, overwhelming care tasks, compassionate fatigue, not anticipating what’s coming next and ignoring sleep deprivation along with any caregiver issues that you would like to discuss!