Ages:Adult (ages 18 +)
Becoming a caregiver can often feel like traveling to an unfamiliar and upside down world. It's a disorienting, confusing, and overwhelming place, with a whole new language and culture all its own. Often, people become caregivers in an instant, after a loved one becomes hurt in an accident or receives a life-altering diagnosis. You might not have prepared for this, but here you are.
In this session, we will orient you to Caregiving Land. We will introduce you to the basics of caregiving. We will cover the legal, financial, and emotional landscape, and we will touch on resources and strategies to get you started on this journey. This is not a therapy session or support group (although you will hear about those things during the discussion). This session will be filled with practical information, and we will leave time at the end for questions and answers.
Your presenters are:
- Amy DelPo, DPL Administrator of Older Adult Services
- Maggie Miller, Certified Caregiving Coach
- Jill Eelkema, social worker and certified advance care planner.
Both Amy and Maggie are caregivers, and both will draw on the personal experiences and their professional expertise during this program. Jill has extensive experience in assisting people with care management and is the founder of Western Care Partners, which helps caregivers make informed and confident choices.
This session will take place on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If you have questions, email Amy DelPo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.
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