Side pictures:  Lynn Xavier, Co-facilitator with Elizabeth Rawson.
Lynn volunteers with caregiver support groups with the Alzheimer Association and Elizabeth is hosting her program “The Caregiver Advantage.”  This free seven session program of education and support for caregivers was completed on June 22nd.  Congratulations to all of the participant caregivers.
Register Today
If you are a caregiver needing tools to manage your daily challenges, please plan on attending the next sessions, beginning in September.  All COVID-19 guidelines are in place.  Learn self-care techniques, explore practices in daily self expression, relaxation, creativity, and tips and tricks from each other and from the professions.  Share resources:  what works, and what doesn’t work for each of you.  This is a series and each session builds on the precious.  Attendance at all sessions is recommended.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictionsenrollment is limited.  For more detailed information, dates and days, time and location, please call the One Source-Empowering Caregivers office at 530-205-9514.  A volunteer will be happy to help you.  If you leave a message, a volunteer will get back to you.  Give yourself a gift of self care; you are a blessing.

The Caregiver Advantage-creating a
community that fosters the development of
self-care FOR CAREGIVERS

Pre-registration: (530) 205-9514

Lunch is included for you and your loved one
Each class builds on the last, so please plan to attend all
class sessions.
Skills
Meeting 1: Creativity as Self-Care. Introductions, welcome,
techniques for stress reduction. Find a safe place to begin to
explore self-priority skills.

Meeting 2: Receiving the gift of self-care: Clay as the container.
Consider receiving. Create a simple clay container to receive
moments for self-care and stress relief.

Meeting 3: The Relaxed and Responsive Caregiver. Notice the
difference between a tension-producing task and a relaxation <br>producing skill. Establish a phone friend to boost support and
connection.

Meeting 4: Grace in the Face of Grief. Take time to express
difficult emotions: the conflicting loss, pain, frustration and
strain, and the joy in sweet moments of memory and love.

Meeting 5: Collaborating Creatively. Advocate for self-care.
Choose materials to represent yourself in a group, and
strengthen your sense of individual empowerment.

Meeting 6: Helping Hands. Caregiving creates isolation.
Acknowledge your need and strengthen your ability to ask for
help and support from friends, family, and medical services.

Meeting 7: You ARE a Blessing! Reflect on who you are now
within the group. Contribute to each member of the group’s
developing self-image.