THE CAREGIVER’S PATHWAY

A Christ-centered ministry providing weekly educational opportunities and emotional support for Caregivers – initially for those individuals providing care for loved ones who are living with dementia.


OUR MISSION

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

Learn

about dementia and care approaches

Share

ideas and conversation with other dementia 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 Considerations
  • Importance of Self-Care for the Caregiver

SENIOR WELL-BEING LECTURE SERIES

taught by community professionals

CAREGIVER-SPECIFIC CLASSES

taught by dementia caregivers

CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

LIBRARY FOR SELF-STUDY AND SELF-CARE

Two self-study nooks

for dementia-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

Place of calm and respite

for caregivers to share ideas

Plan for self-care

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

A sacred space

focused on empathy, support, and shared experiences; caregivers giving other caregivers HOPE!

CAREGIVER SUPPORT, CONVERSATION, HOPE

WEEKLY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

in person or on Zoom and facilitated by professionals

GUEST SPEAKERS

on specific dementia caregiver concerns

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?

UPCOMING EVENTS

Senior Well-Being Lecture Series: Legal Concerns When Facing a Life-Changing Illness

Feb. 15 • 3:30 – 5 pm
Chapel

Senior Well-Being Lecture Series: Medicine Mayhem: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

March 22 • 3:30 – 5 pm
Chapel

UP FOR DISCUSSION

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THE PARADOX OF CAREGIVING … ESPECIALLY ON THE 4th OF JULY!

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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.

3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239 | 941 924-1323
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