THE CAREGIVER’S PATHWAY

Christ-centered ministry providing weekly educational opportunities and emotional support for Family Caregivers – for those individuals providing care for loved ones with life-altering or end-of-life diagnoses.


OUR MISSION

To provide assistance and companionship for those family caregivers who are supporting a person living with any life-altering diagnosis all along their journey as they walk their loved one home.

Learn

about advocacy and care approaches

Share

ideas and conversation with other family caregivers

Practice

self-care as a priority

Find

community resources and learn how to use them

Breathe

in some spiritual respite and calm

Walk

with others on the journey so as not to feel alone

Caregivers give other caregivers hope!

CAREGIVER EDUCATION

Classroom instruction taught by subject-matter experts touching on both well-being issues and specific problems encountered when dealing with life-altering diagnoses:
  • What Is Normal Aging? What Is Dementia?
  • Why Is Patient Advocacy Important?
  • Medications Know-How
  • Elder Legal Concerns – Aging in Place

  • Importance of Self-Care for the Caregiver
  • In-Home Care and Crisis Management

SENIOR WELL-BEING LECTURE SERIES

taught by community professionals

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CAREGIVER-SPECIFIC CLASSES

taught by family caregivers

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Caregiver Workshop: Early Planning for a Crisis that may Never Happen

May 16 • 2 – 3:30 pm
Family Caregiver Resource Center Room 202 (Educ. Bldg.)

Caregiver Self-Care Workshop: Self Care 101

June 18th from 3:30-5
Palms Center Cafe

Caregiver Self-Care Workshop: EcoNidra

May 23rd From 2-4
Education Building, Resource Center Room 202

Caregiver Workshop: How to Be an Advocate for Your Loved One

July 11 • 2 – 3:30 pm
Family Caregiver Resource Center – Room 202 (Educ. Bldg.)

Caregiver Workshop: Expanding Your Care Team at Home

August 08 • 2 – 3:30 pm
Room 202 (Educ. Bldg.)

CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

LIBRARY FOR SELF-STUDY AND SELF-CARE

Two self-study nooks

available for in depth caregiver-related research

DVDs, books, and websites

to learn about and support you on your journey

Community resources

with information about them and how to use them

A place of calm & respite

Plan for self-care

escape for an hour to the Palms Center or develop a new Hygge habit

A sacred space

and Self-Serve facility.  Stop by or email us to schedule a tour!

RESOURCE CENTER / LIBRARY HOURS
Room 202, Education Bldg.

Monday thru Friday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

CAREGIVER SUPPORT, CONVERSATION, HOPE

WEEKLY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

Led by trained facilitators

SUPPORT GROUPS – Resource Center (Room 202 in Education Building)


Every Thursday: 4 p.m. 

1st & 3rd Monday of each month: 10 a.m. 

COMPANY & ENCOURAGEMENT

without judgment by partnering with a Care Pal

A SPIRITUAL WAY TO APPROACH CAREGIVING

and develop an oasis of calm with frequent encouragement on the journey

HOW CAN WE BEST HELP YOU?

UP FOR DISCUSSION:

Inspiring & Encouraging Blog Posts from our Community of Caregiving to our Community of Caregivers. 

UP FOR DISCUSSION … Along the way, some of the best information we can use comes from other caregivers. And knowing their entire story can bring unintended additional benefits … like the wonderful realization that family caregivers share many of the same concerns and emotions!

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I am reminded about my penchant for reading about anything I do not understand.  As a new mother, I remember my go-to was Doctor Spock’s wisdom about child-rearing.  I…

UP FOR DISCUSSION … As caregivers we talk a lot about self-care and how important it is to maintain a positive outlook on the demands of caregiving. That is hard to do while exhausted, stressed, and constantly busy. To actually move from good intentions to doing regular self-care, however, it might require an intentional step away from all reality!

A wonderful opportunity presented itself this week that necessitated my stepping away from an entire afternoon of previously scheduled caregiving chores and activities.  This total deviation from p…

UP FOR DISCUSSION … Caregivers face new challenges every day with little warning. Early on we can feel like failures or wonder whether we are cut out for the tasks at hand. How do our mistakes become a path to success? Snoopy knows!

As books continue to proliferate about how to be a better caregiver, I always find myself going back to the more amazing wisdom of my childhood shared in the comic strip Peanuts.  Who doesn’t remem…
About Us
Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Location

3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239

We sit right on Bee Ridge Road on the south side right at the intersection with Lockwood Ridge.

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