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January 2023 • Caregiver Support Group

December 7, 2022
SLV Caregivers Support Group Meeting

December Meeting Recap Brad Beaulieu and Katie Koepke filled us in on the many benefits of Hospice at our December meeting. They invited people to call for a free “info only” visit to find out if someone is ready for hospice care and get an idea of what might be needed to keep them safely

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Meet Board Member Barbara Hanson

December 7, 2022
VWC Board Member Barbara Hanson

Barbara was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduated with an Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin and headed to Europe. As an Art major, she looked up all the museums she could find and savored the brilliance of the artwork in person. After two years traveling via youth hostels, friends in Sardinia provided a job

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SLV Caregivers Support Group Meeting, Dec. 1, 2022

November 8, 2022
SLV Caregivers Support Group Meeting

Thursday, December 1st, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Valley Women’s Club Office in the Highlands Park Senior Center8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA Please join us for coffee, tea, and snacks! Brad Beaulieu, of Hospice of Santa Cruz County, will be there and will be discussing and answering questions about how Hospice can help family

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The SLV Caregiver Support Group Returns!

September 30, 2022
Caregivers Support Group

Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Valley Women’s Club Office Highlands Park Senior Center 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA Please join us for coffee, tea, and snacks! Local Alzheimer’s expert, Jill Ginghofer, will be there and will be discussing and answering questions about “sundowning” and other dementia-related issues. After

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Dementia Support Tips

July 6, 2022
SLV Caregiver Support Group

Nira Rittenberg, an occupational therapist at Baycrest, offers these tips to help caregivers manage their parents’ dementia. 1. Longer visits are not always better. Keep the visits short and don’t try to squeeze too much into it. Better to come again and leave when things are going well, rather than staying when the person is overtired

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My Rights as a Caregiver

July 6, 2022
SLV Caregiver Support Group

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform I have the right… to care for myself. This is not an act of selfishness.  It will give me the capacity of taking better care of my relative. to seek help from others even though my relative may object.  I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength. to

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A, B, C’s for the Care of People with Dementia

July 6, 2022
SLV Caregiver Support Group

From the Alzheimer’s Association A – AGREE Don’t argue Have a positive approach Ignore the negative B – THE BRAIN IS BROKEN Difficult behaviors are caused by brain damage Blame the disease, not the person People with dementia cannot learn new things People with dementia cannot just “try harder” C – CALM CARE Remember that

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2019 in Review by Sheila DeLany, VWC President

December 31, 2019
2019 in Review, Valley Women's Club of SLV

Dear Valley Women’s Club members – and you all are dear to me! Your membership is essential: to the Club, to the work, to the Valley. Your voices make us heard; your participation makes us effective; your dues and donations make us thrive. We belong to the VWC because we are passionate about the future

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Caregiver Support: How to Prioritize Your Day • Feb 8th, 2018

January 30, 2018

Develop your own flexible, prioritized daily caregiving schedule that is unique to your individual situation. Caregiver workshop with Del Mar Resource Center for Caregivers, Thursday, Feb. 8th at Highlands Park Senior Center in Ben Lomond. 2:00-3:30pm. Free. Pre-register at 831-459-6639 or www.delmarcaregiver.org

The VWC’s Caregiver Support Group Fills a Big Need in the Valley

January 30, 2018
SLV Caregiver Support Group

The pressure on individuals providing care for an ill, disabled or dying family member is enormous. Having to BE there 24/7, alert to meet needs and deal with problems, trying to do errands, dealing with lack of sleep with no opportunities to relax or take a walk can affect the caregiver’s health adversely.