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

Legal Issues & Documents for Caregivers

10:30am - 12pm, Thursday 10/27/16

11300 Farrah Lane, Austin, TX 78748

RSVP: Wendy Jack  512-280-5500


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Caregiving Cafe presents:

Caregiver Resource Forum

Thursday, October 20, 2016

10am - 12pm

St. Catherine of Siena Church

4800 Convict Hill Road, 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.  

Representatives include Synergy Home Care, Ledgestone Senior Living, Loden Financial, Marilyn G. Miller Attorney at Law, Encompass Home Health & Hospice, HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, Legacy Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care 

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

For more information, please contact

Lynn Greenblatt:  contact(at) 


 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 Caregiver Resource Forum  10am                                                             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)                                                                                     10:30am - 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                                                          10/27   Legal Issues 

   8/3    Coping with Alzheimer's

   9/7    Hospice 101

   10/5   Medicare options & benefits

   11/2    12/7


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

RSVP:   Facebook   or   email us!

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October is:

Eye Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness

"We educate.  We support groundbreaking research.  We advocate for public policies that improve health systems nationwide and provide better access to eye health care. We work to connect patients to appropriate eye care, including distributing vouchers from industry partners for free or reduced cost eye exams and glasses to low income families in need."



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, too!)  You will be a stronger and healthier caregiver!


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


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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