“Alone we are strong, together we are stronger”
Caregiver roles are rewarding but can also pose challenges and have significant impacts on family and relationship dynamics. When “caregiver stress” is unaddressed, it can build into “caregiver burnout”, a physical, emotional and mental exhaustion.
We provide social work services for caregivers of seniors (55+). Caregivers can access individual counselling, group sessions, education, and access to resources in the areas of aging and memory, dementia (such as Alzheimer’s Disease), chronic illness, coping and self-care strategies, grief and loss, and resiliency.
Who is a caregiver?
A caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, child, relative or friend who provides unpaid support to seniors (55+) with chronic illness and/or (dis)ability, including age-related concerns living in their own home or a care home and may or may not reside in the same City or Province as the caregiver. Support can include assistance with daily tasks like medication administration, meal preparation or appointment management, and can also include emotional support, and advocacy support.
Caring Together Education and Support Group
For caregivers of individuals impacted by memory loss or dementia, this is a space to come together for education and support based on the shared experience of caring for someone living with memory loss or dementia. Access dementia education and resources, explore difficult emotions, and strengthen coping and self care strategies.
Register now by calling 403.287.3510. The Winter/Spring 2022 session for the Caring Together group runs January to April 2022 with 8 sessions. There is no charge for this program.
Please note: an ongoing commitment to attend 5 of the 8 sessions is required.
Due to the Covid pandemic, services may be offered virtually by Zoom.
Caregiver Discussions - Drop-in Sessions
Generalized drop-in group sessions with a focus on practical caregiving strategies, resource navigation, and caregiver self-care.
Caregiver Discussions is a space for caregivers to offer and receive support and exchange strategies based on the shared experience of caregiving. Different topics will be explored each session, such as Communication Strategies and Navigating the Healthcare System.
This complimentary group is facilitated by a registered social worker from our Caregiver Support Program, sessions run from 10:00am - 11:30am.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services may be offered virtually by Zoom. This is a drop-in group and participants can choose which sessions they will attend. To register, call our intake line at 403.287.3510.
Counselling for Caregivers
Individual counselling support with the purpose to explore options, find solutions, develop coping strategies, identify strengths, locate information and resources, and to promote healing, resiliency and self-empowerment.
Eligibility: Unpaid caregiver to a senior (55+)
Fee for Service: None
Contact us: 403-287-3510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I have been to 4 or 5 other caregiver groups throughout the pandemic, and this is the best one I have attended. There is always a plan for our time together and resources shared.” - Caring Together Group Member