Caregiver Resources & Events
As the Vashon Care Network has expanded, we are excited to let you know that we are now able to offer more resources and support for Vashon's caregivers. With the arrival of Covid-19, the role of caregivers has increased and the challenges that you already face have become more complicated. You are on the frontline in continuing to serve your clients during a pandemic.
We're starting out this effort with a series of ZOOM presentations and discussions that not only give you information and resources to help you care for your clients, but especially to support you in taking care of yourself. We hope you'll be able to join us.
In the future we will be offering scholarships for caregiving training and certification, and (eventually) holding caregiver retreats to offer you respite and relaxation, and a chance to share your experiences with other caregivers.
As we make our plans for future events we will be asking you to tell us what you need to help us plan events and activities in the future. For now, please check out the ZOOM presentations below and use the individual registration forms to sign up.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Self-care for Caregivers & Others
with Island Massage Therapist,
In this session, Deborah will focus on practical, sustainable self-care practices. Learn simple techniques that you can build into your day to manage symptoms of emotional, physical, and spiritual distress like body aches and stiffness; joint and back pain; low energy; anxiety; depression and burnout. Incorporate practices to make you more flexible, relaxed and energized!
Deborah is a licensed massage therapist with the goal of facilitating whole body wellness. She has also worked as a caregiver assisting patients with MS, cancer and terminal illnesses. In practice at Vashon Bodywork since 2013, she specializes in therapeutic Cranio-Sacral and Myofascial release, and is a certified 3rd degree Reiki master.