Family Caregiver Training
Care for Those You Love
More than 65 million Americans are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. To better equip caregivers on the Peninsula, Family Caregiver Lunch & Learn sessions are held at the Thomas Nelson Workforce Center in Williamsburg on the second Tuesday of every month (except December & January).
The training will teach participants how to maintain a safe and comfortable home, how to keep track of various medications, training in moving and transferring your loved one, resources for additional assistance and much more.
Each session will provide hands-on practical training and information pertaining to specific needs of families.
"The difference is really to give them the hands-on skills that they need for those day-to-day activities,"
- Diane Hartley, Director of Peninsula Agency on Aging's Williamsburg office.
The Family Caregiver Lunch and Learn series is sponsored by a collaboration between the Peninsula Agency on Aging, Thomas Nelson Community College, Colonial Behavioral Health and the Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.
The 2017 series will continue each month through November. Some of the topics for presentations will include:
- March 14, “Legal Issues Facing Caregivers” presented by Susan Jean, a partner at The Heritage Law Group in Williamsburg.
- April 11, “Massage Therapy: A Hands on Approach to Stress Management” presented by Massage LuXe
- May 9, “Managing Your Pain: Utilizing Mindfulness & Cognitive Strategies” presented by Lee Phillips, LCSW, CSAC with Colonial Behavioral Health
The Family Caregiver Lunch & Learn series is held the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, on the second floor of the Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty building.
Registration and lunch are offered free of charge.Seating is limited and registration is required. To register or for additional information call (757) 345-2823.
This project is a collaboration of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, Colonial Behavioral Health, Peninsula Agency on Aging, and Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Inc.
Register for classes using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Online Registration System.