©  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 Morning Workshops:

Workshop A

“Reaching for the positives” – John Richards, MBA, MSW, BS

Sustaining an illness or injury can be a difficult, lonely, unpleasant experience that lasts much longer than anyone thinks it should or wishes it would. Further, one person may “get the diagnosis” but a significant illness or injury is more of a family affair, impacting spouses, children, parents… the whole family.

Workshop B

“I have Lived Through It” – Meg Curtis, CDP, Facilitator

There is virtually no respite specifically for caregivers.  Although my journey began when my late husband was diagnosed with Early Onset AD, I was soon to learn that caregiving is not for everyone.  Caregivers can often be overwhelmed with the many facets of caregiving.  Their own health could be compromised.  I will share some of my personal experiences and suggest how to deal with your daily life and value of respite care for the caregiver.

Workshop C

Caregivers and the Holidays- Polly Bernard, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Manchester VNA & Kristen Lawlor, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Manchester VAMC

Celebrating the holidays with your loved one may cause you to have mixed feelings. What was once special to you may take on a different meaning. You may not know whether or not to invite your family or friends over. The holidays can still be a joyous time. You and your loved one may find them to be challenging because things have changed. It may seem simpler to try to continue with old traditions. However, it can also be rewarding and less difficult to create new ones


Workshop D -    Note: Workshop D is FULL

Overview of Zentangle for Caregivers - Linda Lagana, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Zentangle is a meditative process developed to engage and quiet the mind while creating intricate works of art by way of drawing structured patterns. If you can write your name, you can achieve a state of peace, tranquility and creative accomplishment through the mindful practice of Zentangle.  In this hands-on workshop, Linda will be explaining the philosophy of Zentangle, and demonstrating how to get started on your own Zentangle journey. Each participant will leave with an intro kit to continue the practice at home.

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2018 Caregiver’s Conference Morning/Afternoon Workshops