Caregiving Cafe Gatherings   are providing in-person support to family caregivers in Austin, Texas! 

Share your days, tips & ideas.

Info & resources from professionals.

Add new friends to your caregiving family! 

 

Join us at 4 locations:

 

St. Catherine of Siena Church

10:30am - 12pm, 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

Room 202  -  Main Office Bldg.

4800 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749

 

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

(focus on Alzheimer's / Dementia)

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

Conference Room

10408 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736

 

Legacy Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

10:30am - 12pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Clubhouse, 2nd floor

7501 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736

 

Village on the Park Onion Creek - Retirement Living

Caregiving Resource Forum

10am - 12pm, Thursday 9/22/16

11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX 78748

RSVP: Wendy Jack  512-280-5500

 

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Caregiving Cafe presents:

1st Caregiver Resource Forum

Thursday, September 22, 2016

10am - 12pm

Village on the Park Onion Creek

11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, Texas  78748

 

Free gathering connects unpaid Family Caregivers to a select group of valuable resources, assistance programs, information, support, educational workshops, practical tips and strategies, as well as personnel who can help with caregiving tasks.  They will share their expertise and answer questions in a forum.  

Participants include AGE of Central Texas, the Area Agency on Aging’s Caregiver Support Program, Alzheimer’s Texas, ASRA - Austin Senior Resource Alliance, Be Well MD, Kindred at Home, Linda Bauer Photography, Synergy Home Care, VeeCee Spear Medicaid & VA Consultant.  A Registered Nurse will conduct blood pressure, glucose, stress & spiritual screenings. 

RSVP is not required.  Coffee & pastries will be available...of course!

For more information, please contact

Lynn Greenblatt:  contact(at)caregivingcafe.com  or  Wendy Jack: 512-280-5500  wjack(at)rcmseniorliving.com

 

 Tell your friends.  Bring your family.

Caregiving . . . It's a family affair!

 


 

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 4 locations:


   St. Catherine of Siena Church                                                    Legacy Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care

  10:30am - 12pm, 1st & 3rd Thursdays monthly                           10:30am - 12pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly

   Room 202  -  Main Office Bldg.                                                                                                 Clubhouse, 2nd floor

   4800 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, TX 78749                                                       7501 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736

   8/4     TBA                                                                                                              7/27    Share & Vent

   8/18    Settling into Senior Living Community                                                   8/10    Long Term Care financing

   9/1    TBA                                                                                                               8/24    Stress/Time Mgmt; Luncheon

   9/15   Long Term Care Insurance                                                                        9/14    Alzheimer's Overview              

   10/6   Exploring, Coordinating Medical Treatments                                          9/28    TBA      

   10/20 Managing Stress                                                                                        10/12   Hearing Loss + Screening        

   11/3  Grief & Holidays

   11/17  "Aging at Home" platform                                                                                                                          

 

   Mt. Olive Lutheran Church                                               Village on the Park Onion Creek - Retirement Living

   (focus on Alzheimer's / Dementia)                                                                                     10am - 12pm, Thursday

   10:30 - 11:30am, 1st Wednesday of the month                                               11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX 78748

   Conference Room                                                                                                             Information  512-280-5500

   10408 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78736                                                          9/22   Caregiver Resource Forum 

   8/3    Coping with Alzheimer's

   9/7    Hospice 101

   10/5    11/2    12/7

 

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

RSVP:  Facebook  or  email us!


September is:

Pain Awareness Month

American Pain Awareness Association

"Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management...In 30 years of helping each other, we’ve learned a lot...We need the support of others who experience and understand chronic pain...Chronic pain not only involves the person with pain, but the family as well."

 

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Cryoglobulinemia Awareness Month

Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis Organization [CVO]

"Dr. Diane Dike is the founder and director of ?Second Chance with Saving Grace.org (SCwSG) a 501c(3) nonprofit organization... She has suffered with cryoglobulinemia for 25+ years. The SCwSG team of volunteers created the world's first support group for cryo suffers...in 2010...[and] the world's first comprehensive CVO website to help patients and those who love them. Learn more by visiting this website often and joining the CVO Facebook support group on Facebook."

 

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World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month

"an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. It's a time for action, a global movement united by its call for change, but also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass."

 

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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!


RARE DISEASE DAY 2012

Rare Disease Day  ~  Feb. 29, 2016

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


CaregivingCafe:

resources, support, solutions

 

Mission

  • 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,

CaregivingCafe

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DISCLAIMER


The author of CaregivingCafe.com is not a professional.

CaregivingCafe.com in no way or form replaces a doctor or any medical professional.  It is meant to be a source of information and a place to find groups and organizations related to caregiving. 

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.

CaregivingCafe.com aims to pass along practical information about caregiving.  If you are the owner of an article or website included in this site and you would like me to remove either, please email me at links(at)caregivingcafe.com and I will do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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