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Take a real break...
get away from it all...
focus on YOU, for once!


Caregiver day of self-care 

SILVERADO Onion Creek 

11330 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX 78748

Tuesday 2/20/18 

10am - 3pm

RSVP by 2/15 to Sophear Kim


or  skim(at)silverado.com

Arrangements can be made to care for your loved one in order for you to attend!   Please discuss your needs with Sophear / Silverado OC.

Agenda includes brain training, tips to take care of yourself, dance fitness, vision boards, scrumptious lunch, beverages & fellowship.

Presented by 

Silverado Onion Creek 

in partnership with: 

Aging Is Cool

Synergy Home Care

Radiant Resources LLC

Best of Austin Living Team / KW Realty

Souldiers Inc.

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Caregiving Cafe Gatherings   

A place of comfort & practical support for Family Caregivers


In-person support for Family Caregivers in Austin, Texas! 

Share your days, tips & ideas

Get info & resources from professionals

Add new friends to your caregiving family! 


Join us at 7 locations in 2018:


Mt. Olive Lutheran Church    (focus on Alzheimer's / Dementia)                                                   

10408 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736   ~   Conference Room   

10:30 - 11:30am, 1st Wednesday of the month

2/7    Rob Faubion / AGE of Central Texas: programs for caregivers & seniors

3/7    Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

4/4     5/2     6/6     7/11     8/1     9/5     10/3      11/7     12/5



Lavender Springs Residential Assisted Living                                                    

13701 Trautwein Road, Austin 78737

1st Thursday of the month  10:30am-12pm

5/3      Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

3/1     4/5     5/3     6/7     7/5     8/2     9/6     10/4     11/1     12/6



Élan Southpark Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care

9320 Alice Mae Lane, Austin 78748

2nd Tuesday of the month  10:30am-12pm

2/13     3/13     4/10     5/8     6/12     7/10     8/14     9/11     10/9     11/13     12/11



Legacy Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care 

7501 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736

10:30am - 12pm, 1st Monday monthly   ~   Clubhouse, 2nd floor

2/5    Rob Faubion / AGE of Central Texas speaks about its programs for caregivers & seniors

4/2    Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

3/5     4/2     5/7     6/4     7/2     8/6     9/10     10/1     11/5     12/3



Ledgestone Senior Living

10:30am - 12pm, 2nd Thursday of the month

13150 Four Star Blvd., Austin, TX 78737

(AL: Assisted Living.    IL: Independent Living)

2/8 IL       Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

1/11 AL    2/8 IL     3/8 AL       4/12 IL        5/10 AL     6/14 IL     

7/12 AL     8/9 IL     9/13 AL     10/11 IL     11/8 AL       12/13 IL



St. Catherine of Siena Church 

4800 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749 

10:30am - 12pm, 4th Thursday monthly    ~     Room 202

2/22    Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

3/22     4/26      5/24      6/28      7/26      8/23      9/27      10/25      11/29       Dec. TBA



Belmont Village Lakeway

Information center:        900 RR 620 S, Suite #A100, Lakeway, TX 78734

Under construction at:   107 Bella Montagna Circle. Lakeway, Texas 78734

10am - 12pm, last Monday of the month    ~     Information Center 

3/26      Jessica Martone / Area Agency on Aging: caregiver resources & support, sign up forms

2/26     3/26     4/30     5/21     6/25     7/30     8/27     9/24     10/29     11/26     12/17




It takes a village to thrive in caregiving ~ Please join us!  

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Family Caregiver Awareness & Appreciation

[always in season]

Caregiver Action Network    CareGiving    The Caregiver Space    Caregiver    The Care Company    Caregiver Access    Rob Cares    Thriving in the Middle    Aging Care  


Are you taking care of a loved one, locally or long-distance, who is advanced in age, disabled or chronically ill?  Then YOU are a family CAREGIVER in addition to being a spouse, relative or friend!  It is important for all family caregivers to identify themselves as such because many useful resources exist to assist them in their caregiving.  (So when you see "tools & resources for caregivers," you will know they are for you!)  While you may not need the help today, you eventually will.  It has nothing to do with the caregiver's abilites and everything to do with the nature of the role.  Caregiving is best carried out with a care team that you assemble, comprised of your medical professionals, family and friends.  Together, you can carry out all of the tasks that are needed without the primary caregiver reaching the point of exhaustion or falling ill.  Take advantage of the assistance that these and other websites provide.  (Do explore CaregivingCafe.com, too!)  You will be a stronger and healthier caregiver!



Diabetes Awareness Month

American Diabetes Association

"To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."


Rare Disease Day  ~  Feb. 28, 2018

Awareness continues!

Rare Disease Day is an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge.  Learn more about the History of Rare Disease Day, Past Successes or the Goals and Plans for this year.

Please support Rare Disease research in order to find effective treatments & cures!  Thank you!

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network  - information & clinical studies

National Human Tissue Resource Center  - provides researchers tissues, organs donated by people with rare diseases

Rare Connect - connecting rare disease patients globally


resources, support, solutions



  • To provide, in one website, a directory of useful links, contacts, resources & information about all aspects of caregiving in order to more efficiently & effectively provide care to loved ones or to oneself when care is needed
  • To inform and to educate caregivers about rules, regulations and care
  • To provide caregivers with a comfortable & inviting place where they can "take a coffee break" from their duties, remembering that everyone needs time & space to recharge


Support: assistance, comfort, advocacy


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Welcome to CaregivingCafe!

Thank you for visiting our website!  Here, we hope that you will find ways to more easily address the many caregiving issues that arise as one cares for oneself or for someone else.  Rather than looking for answers to questions across many topics by conducting many individual searches or asking lots of people, we have assembled links that provide information, resources and support in one location.  Among these are Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, COBRA, benefits, eldercare, mobility, assistive technology, caregiver burnout, How-to videos, products & services that are available to care recipients and to caregivers.  You have plenty to deal with without using up your precious time and energy trying to get information in order to find effective solutions!

We are also working on CaregivingCafeService, a paid service that gives you, the caregiver or care recipient, the choice of letting us find services and products for you.  When time is limited, or when you need to deal with other pressing concerns, we can take care of things like booking doctor’s appointments; booking reservations for travel, lodging or entertainment; looking for services like accommodations, long-term care, home care, hospice or local transportation; or perhaps booking that desperately-needed break.  We are here to help you with your caregiving duties.

CaregivingCafeService can also provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and just about any other destination in the Austin, Texas area.  We can even help you run errands or take you or your loved one to visit friends!  We want to make caregiving easier for you because we understand.  We have been there!

The care you give makes a big difference to your loved one.  We aim to help and to support you along the way.  Do remember that you are not alone and that many people and organizations exist to help and to guide.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Best wishes,







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CaregivingCafe.com does not guarantee the validity of the content of any other website and does not necessarily agree with or support any opinions stated therein.  Do discuss with your doctor or health care professional any issues or concerns you may have.

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