RECORDING - CORE Caregivers Group: Launch Event and Discussion Forum - Supporting family caregivers during COVID-19 and beyond

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You can access the recording of the session HERE.

The CORE Caregivers Group hosted their first discussion forum on November 24, 2020. There were over 100 participants from communities across Alberta, such as Airdrie, Barrhead, Bonnyville, Calgary, Claresholm, Cochrane, Edmonton, Edson, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, High River, Hinton, Innisfail, Jasper, Lac La Biche, Lethbridge, Okotoks, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Rosedale, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Stony Plain, Vegreville, and Westlock.

You can find attached to this resource a PDF copy of the presentation shared at the discussion forum. 

Here is the contact information of the presenters and some of the resources shared at the session:

HOST: Johnna Lowther, Director of Programs and Services, Caregivers Alberta - ​jlowther@caregiversalberta.ca 

 

A Tale of Two Solitudes Experienced by Alberta Family Caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fact Sheet: Alberta Family Caregivers: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Website: Caregivercare.ca

 

Caring for Caregivers - Data Report for Calgary Pilot Study Summer 2020: The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Caregivers for Persons Living with Dementia

Infographic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Caregivers of People Living with Dementia in the Community and Impact of COVID-19 on Family Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

 

To continue the conversation, we encourage you to become a CORE member of the CORE Caregivers Group, which connects community-based senior serving professionals, volunteers, and allied and partners from all across Alberta who encounter caregivers in their work with resources and support in addition to education and collaboration opportunities. Caregiver (carer or care partner) is any person who takes on a generally unpaid caring role and provides emotional, physical, or practical support in response to physical and/or mental illnesses, disabilities, or age-related needs. By joining the CORE Caregivers Group, you can share and access resrouces, as well as ask questions and engage in discussion around the topics brought up at the disucssion forum as well as touch caregivers generally.

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