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Friday, May 8, 2015

Texas Looks Like Another Late Session - The Subjects of Our Care

I Thought You Would Be Gunning for Me
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First Blog 07/13/2013 post the same day Registered with the White House 'Volunteer Caregiver Registry' Over 11 Billion Dollars come from caregivers and 1 billion in Texas out of the pockets of caregivers. So Don't Give Us That Bullshit that you got a handle on it - Stay in late Session 
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For the free TeleConnection Sessions for Caregivers  

These hour-long, free phone-based sessions are designed to help enhance the quality of life for caregivers by providing needed emotional, educational and social support. The sessions can be accessed from anywhere via your phone: no need to get dressed up, find transportation, or get a sitter.  
 
Register for any TeleLearning Session by phone: (210) 871-7SOS (7767) or 1 (866) 390-6491 (toll-free) (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.); by email, or go to our website.


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07/18/13 (Thur), 7 p.m.
*"The Big Three Emotions of Caregiving: Guilt, Anger and Fear" with Zanda Hilger, LPC, and Patsy Swatek, LCSW

Discuss a variety of ways to learn about and become aware of the often hidden, unrecognized signs of these negative emotions--and learn to deal with these most stressful side effects of being a caregiver. 


*This telelearning session is FREE and open to all. To register, click here. Flyer for printing/posting


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 07/23/13 (Tues), 7 p.m.  

*"When Enough is Enough: Setting Personal Boundaries as a Caregiver" with Evalyn Greb, LCSW  
Evalyn GrebSetting personal boundaries is an important step in managing the stress of caregiving. This session will help participants understand what it means to set boundaries, why it is important to set boundaries, and strategies for setting boundaries. Participants will hear strategies from other caregivers and share their own questions and comments.
*This telelearning session is FREE and open to all. To register, click here. Flyer for printing/posting.  
 
 
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30-Minute Caregiver Break Session:


Designed Especially for Working Caregivers

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07/25/13 (Thur), 12:15 p.m.
**"At the End of My Rope: Warning Signs of Caregiver Burnout" with Evalyn Greb, LCSW

Do you know the difference between stress and burnout?  In this session, the causes, outcomes, and warning signs of burnout and what you can do to prevent it will be discussed.  You will learn about the "Three R Approach" (Recognize, Reverse, and Resilience) and hear how others have experienced and handled burnout.
**Specifically targeted to caregivers who are working

outside the home. This telelearning session is FREE and open to all. To register, click here. Flyer for printing/posting.
Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One Stop Center

Lopez Center Celebrates Second Anniversary

More than 500 seniors turned out on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 to celebrate the Second Anniversary of the opening of the Lopez Senior One-Stop Center, 8353 Culebra Road in San Antonio.

The One Stop features the second Caregiver SOS Resource Center established in San Antonio by the WellMed Charitable Foundation. The other facility is the Caregiver SOS at Northern Hills, 14100 Nacogdoches. Others are located in McAllen (Grand Opening was July 10th), Harlingen, and Corpus Christi.

Lopez Center

Click here to view all celebration photos
Programs from Caregiver SOS Resource Centers:

July Education/Support Programs
Provided by Caregiver SOS Resource Center Staff at the Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One Stop
       8353 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251, 210-558-0178

Below are examples of programs and activities 

17th - Ask the Doctor - For Women Only with Dr. Barbie Lopez
Come, meet and talk with Dr Barbie Lopez - ask her questions regarding women's health and wellness issues.
10 - 11 a.m.
No registration required - check in at the front desk

24th - Summer Health Concerns
Guess who doesn't want to meet you this summer? Answer: An emergency room physician.  They know that when the weather starts heating up, so do a host of health hazards. Come find out how to keep you family and friends safe this summer.
10 - 11 a.m.
210-558-0178
No registration required - check in at the front desk

Elvira Cisneros Senior Community Center
517 SW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78221.
25th - Summer Health Concerns
Guess who doesn't want to meet you this summer? Answer: An emergency room physician.  They know that when the weather starts heating up, so do a host of health hazards. Come find out how to keep you family and friends safe this summer.
10 - 11 a.m.
 210-927-9328.

Boerne -
Kronkosky Place
17 Old San Antonio Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
830-249-2114
Every Monday in July (except July 8th)
10 - 11:30 a.m.
No registration is required - check in at the front desk

Caregiver Education and Support Series
22nd - Open Discussion/Support Group
29th - For Better or For Worse:  The Challenges for a Spousal Caregiver
This session will help participants understand:
* The reality of spousal caregiving in the United States
* What makes spousal caregivers different from others 
* The unique challenges faced by spousal caregivers
* The services and support useful for spousal caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This program is a self-care education program for family caregivers. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

Alicia Trevino Lopez Senior One Stop
Contact Joye McQueen at 210-563-3569 to register.
       8353 Culebra Rd
      San Antonio, TX 78251

Tuesday, July 16 - August 20, 2013
1 - 2:30 p.m. (1½ hrs)

Caregiver SOS at Northern Hills
Contact Rita Avendano at 210-599-4614 to register.
       14100 Nacogdoches
       San Antonio, TX  78247

Tuesday, July 16 - August 20, 2013
9  - 11:30 a.m. (2 ½ hrs)

NOTE: This is a 6 week program. There is no charge to attend this workshop but space is limited.
YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO ATTEND

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July Education/Support Programs
Provided by Caregiver SOS Resource Center Staff  
at Northern Hills 
     14100 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, TX 78247, 210-599-4614

Below are examples of programs and activities  

  • Diabetes Self Management Program starting July 22-August 26 at SOS 1-3:30 p.m. 
  • Zumba Toning with Oasis every Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m. at SOS
  • Powerful Tools starting July 16- at SOS 9-11:30 a.m. 
  • Caregiver Support Group at SOS July 24 & 31 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
  • Presentation: Relaxation at SOS 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
  • Presentation: How to Begin Communication with you Parent About Aging by Brookdale Senior Living at SOS 1 - 2 p.m. and Presentation: Long Term Care & Who Pays For It? By Alamo Service Connection 2 - 3 p.m. at SOS
  • Stress Busters at Wellmed at Pecan Valley starting July 31- September 4 from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Stress Busters at SOS starting July 31- September 4 from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
                                     Abuse in Later Life

Abuse in Later Life:
 Cross-Training for Victim Service Providers

This free training is designed to enhance older victims' safety and quality of life by strengthening collaboration among victim service   providers. Participants will obtain enhanced knowledge for: describing the dynamics of abuse in later life, identifying and utilizing community resources and promoting enhanced communication among the various victim services providers.

Trainers are:       
~Jo Ann Tobias- Molina, Adult Protective Services 
~Elena Hernandez, AACOG Aging Network   
~Gay Lynn Schwenk, Family Violence Prevention Services  
~Martha Roberts, Family Service Association

Registration Information
 Seating is limited to the first 60 registrants
Choose one of the dates below most convenient for you 
Date: July 19, 2013
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: Haven for Hope
1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, Texas 78207
Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. check-in at Volunteer Center

Deadline for registration is July 17, 2013
Date: August 23, 2013
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) Al Notzon Board Rm
8700 Tesoro Dr. Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78217

Deadline for registration is August 21, 2013
Submit your registration form attention: Crystal Benavides at Bexar County Community Resources, 233 North Pecos, Suite 590, San Antonio, Texas 78207.FAX: (210) 335-6788 or by email: cbenavides@bexar.org.  Questions? Call Nancy Williams at (210) 335-7060 or cell (210) 232-0722. Flyer for printing/posting.   Registration form for printing/ posting.
Two Presentations Set for Low Vision Club

Low Vision Club Monthly Meeting
Date:          Saturday July 20, 2013  
Place:         Warm Springs Resource Center
                   5101 Medical Drive (Between Wurzbach & Babcock)
                   Look for the Warm Springs Sign
Time:           9 to 10 a.m. Social Time
                   10 a.m. Announcements & Program
There will be two presentations for this meeting:
The San Antonio Walks Program will be presented by Bert Pickell, Director and Coach of the Program. Bert will explain the program sponsored by the City which provides organized walking programs. He will discuss benefits of the program, schedules, and locations. 
Leo Barahona, owner of Bestia Martial Arts, will discuss the 1Touch Self Defense Martial Arts Program designed specifically for the blind. This program which has been endorsed by the Lighthouse for the Blind, American Council of the Blind, and other organizations for the blind is a program designed to combat assaults, aggressive behavior, and bullying.
"Living with Alzheimer's" Series for Caregivers

"Living with Alzheimer's--
A Free Informational Program for Caregivers

"Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers", a series of free programs, is being offered by Arden Courts and the Alzheimer's Association, San antonio /South Texas Chapter. These programs are designed to provide caregivers with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. 

Please click on the attached for information on the date and time of a particular program seriesEarly Stage Series (began in June); Middle Stage SeriesLatter Stage Series.



Seating is limited, so  please call (210) 408-9100 or email sanantonio@arden-courts.com to RSVP.


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