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  • Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

    A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

    Caregiver Corner

    Although caring for someone you love can be very rewarding, it also can be a tough and demanding role, compounded further by limited information and resources. The following courses are designed to provide useful information and interactive exercises and tools targeted toward your wellbeing as a caregiver.

    The following classes have been scheduled sequentially at each location listed below so that caregivers may participate in one or all of the classes:

    Caring For You, Caring For Me
    Developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving this educational and supportive program is for people who are caring for individuals with a disability. The 5-week program provides caregivers with an opportunity to gain information on being a caregiver an opportunity to:

    – Gain information on being a caregiver and what that role entails
    – Learn methods of coping with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver
    – Learn about resources available to them
    – Discover ways of communicating and working together to reduce some of the frustrations and barriers they face in their caregiver roles
    – Share common concerns and feelings
    – Recognize that they are not alone and how to learn from their emotions

    There is no charge for this class but size is limited, registration is required by calling Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921 or [email protected]

    Caregiver Workshop: Exploring a New Perspective in Caregiving
    Please join us for a workshop on Friday November 15, 2019 to gather, learn and share with others caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. Topics for this years workshop are managing caregiver guilt and learning to practice joy. In addition, there is an opportunity for you to enjoy and experiential experience with Tibetan singing bowls and guided stretching.

    There is no charge for this workshop but registration is required. To register contact Patty Hatton at (602) 406-3840 or [email protected]

    Caregiver Boot Camp
    If you are caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease, or are planning to provide care for someone in the future, this half-day workshop is highly recommended. Both the Parkinson’s disease patient and their caregiver are welcome to attend this program. Topics include:

    • chair or wheelchair transfers, tub and toilet transfers, car transfers
    • ambulation
    • swallowing
    • adaptive equipment for mobility, feeding, showering and bathing, etc.
    • community resources
    • recognizing  burnout
    • taking care of the caregiver

    There is no fee for the classes and workshop, space is limited. To register contact the Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921

    Location Details

    Location

    Date & Time

    Caring For You, Caring For Me

    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    240 W. Thomas Rd, Ste 302
    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Wednesday’s 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    November 13-December 18


    Caring for You, Caring for Me

    Online Forum- a link will be mailed to you upon registration

    Thursday’s 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    November 14-December 19 (no class on Thanksgiving)


    Caregiver Workshop: Exploring a New Perspective in Caregiving

    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    Sonntag Pavilion
    350 W. Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    9:30 a.m. Registration
    10:00 a.m. Welcome
    10:10 a.m. Managing Caregiver Guilt
    Shannon Arriola, MC
    11:10 a.m. The Practice of Joy
    Debbie Harbinson, RN
    12:10 p.m. Catered Lunch and Sharing
    1:00 p.m. Tibetan Singing Bowls for Relaxation
    Jane Shallberg, RN
    1:00 p.m. StretchLab: Assisted stretch from a reflexologist
    2:00 p.m. Adjorn

    Caring For You, Caring For Me

    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    240 W. Thomas Rd, Ste 302
    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Wednesday’s 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    November 13-December 18

    Caregiver Workshop: Exploring a New Perspective in Caregiving

    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
    Sonntag Pavilion
    350 W. Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    9:30 a.m. Registration
    10:00 a.m. Welcome
    10:10 a.m. Managing Caregiver Guilt
    Shannon Arriola, MC
    11:10 a.m. The Practice of Joy
    Debbie Harbinson, RN
    12:10 p.m. Catered Lunch and Sharing
    1:00 p.m. Tibetan Singing Bowls for Relaxation
    Jane Shallberg, RN
    1:00 p.m. StretchLab: Assisted stretch from a reflexologist
    2:00 p.m. Adjorn

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