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Kensington Park Senior Living Presents: Summer Caregiver Support Series

Kensington Park Senior Living is excited to announce the Summer Caregiver Support Series, a free five-part virtual workshop series designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to support your loved ones in the best possible way.

This comprehensive series features expert speakers from various fields, offering valuable insights and strategies for caregiver support.

Join us all summer long and learn how to shine bright as a caregiver!

A five-part series about caregiver support

At Kensington Park Senior Living, we understand the importance of working hand-in-hand with families and caregivers to ensure the best support for our residents.

Our Summer Caregiver Series is just another way we strive to help elderly caregivers navigate the challenges they face while caring for loved ones.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your caregiving skills, and RSVP for each part of the free series here.

Part I — Creative communication strategies to navigate summer

The first part of our series, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will take place on Wednesday, June 28th, at 6 pm EDT.

In this session, you’ll learn creative communication strategies to help you better connect with your loved one during the hot summer months.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support, and research, making them an invaluable resource for family caregivers.

RSVP now to reserve your spot.

Enhancing Alzheimer’s care

Explore innovative ways caregivers can connect with individuals living with Alzheimer’s via creative communication strategies.

By understanding the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers can employ methods such as music therapy, storytelling, and visual aids to foster meaningful interactions.

These tailored approaches not only improve patient outcomes but also strengthen the family caregiver-patient bond, promoting a more compassionate and supportive caregiving experience.

Part II — Together in harmony: How to meaningfully use music with a loved one with dementia

On Wednesday, July 12th, at 6 pm EDT, join Tara Jenkins, a Board Certified Music Therapist, for an enlightening discussion on using music as a tool to connect with a loved one with dementia.

Tara will teach you how to incorporate music into your caregiving routine in a meaningful way, creating harmony and joy for both you and your loved one.

RSVP for this workshop and discover the power of music therapy.

The power of music for caregivers and loved ones with dementia

Discover the transformative impact of music on dementia caregiving, as it fosters emotional connections and improves well-being.

A 2020 study highlights music’s ability to evoke memories, reduce agitation, and promote social interaction among individuals with dementia.

Learn how to harness the potential of music therapy to create meaningful experiences and enhance the quality of life for your loved one with dementia — a harmonious approach to caregiving that resonates with both heart and mind.

Part III — Art for the aging brain

Art has the incredible ability to stimulate and engage individuals with cognitive decline.

In partnership with Opening Minds through Art at Scripps Gerontology Center, we invite you to join us Wednesday, July 19th, at 6 pm EDT to learn about the benefits of art therapy for the aging brain.

Discover how you can use art to create meaningful experiences for your loved one while promoting cognitive health. Don’t miss out – RSVP today.

Empowering caregivers and enhancing elderly well-being through creative expression

Unleash the power of art in caregiving for an elderly loved one, as it fosters cognitive stimulation, emotional connections, and overall well-being.

A recent study from the National Endowment of the Arts revealed that engaging in artistic activities can enhance the quality of life and reduce depression among older adults.

By incorporating art into your caregiving routine, you can create a vibrant, supportive environment that nurtures creativity and enriches the lives of both caregivers and their aging loved ones.

Embrace the colorful world of art for a more fulfilling caregiving journey.

Part IV — Caregiver mental fitness

Caring for your loved ones can be both rewarding and challenging, making it crucial for caregivers to prioritize their own mental well-being and prevent caregiver burnout.

On Wednesday, August 16th, at 6 pm EDT, join Braden Bishop, a caregiver advocate and former Major League Baseball player, as he shares his insights on maintaining mental fitness as a caregiver.

Learn practical strategies to cope with stress and stay emotionally strong while providing care.

RSVP now to save your spot—you won’t want to miss out on this informative event.

Incorporating self-care

When providing care for someone, caregivers need to maintain their mental fitness by incorporating regular physical activity and proper nutrition.

Engaging in exercise and consuming a well-balanced diet not only supports overall health but also helps manage stress and improve emotional well-being.

Prioritizing personal wellness enables caregivers to face the challenges of supporting loved ones with more effectively and compassionately, no matter their condition.

Part V — Weekly wellness plan to find balance & joy for a busy life

To wrap up our Summer Caregiver Series, gerontologist Sherri Snelling will share her expertise on creating a weekly wellness plan to bring balance and joy into your busy life.

Join us Wednesday, August 23rd, at 6 pm EDT and learn how to develop a personalized wellness routine that fosters self-care, stress management, and overall well-being.

RSVP for the final workshop and start your journey toward a more balanced life.

Nurturing personal well-being while caregiving

Achieving balance and joy as a caregiver for someone with dementia is essential for personal well-being and effective support.

As outlined in the Administration for Community Living’s report, caregivers should establish a self-care routine, set boundaries, and seek respite care when needed.

Connecting with support groups, engaging in enjoyable activities, and celebrating small victories can help maintain positivity. By nurturing their own well-being, caregivers can experience greater satisfaction and fulfillment in their caregiving journey.

Don’t miss out on this essential caregiver support series

The Kensington Park Summer Caregiver Series aims to provide invaluable resources, tools, and caregiver tips to better support their loved ones while also prioritizing their own well-being.

It’s all part of Our Promise—to love and care for your family as we do our own.

Join us all summer long and gain the knowledge and skills needed to shine bright as a caregiver. Remember to RSVP for each part of the series and get ready for a brighter summer with Kensington Park Senior Living!

Reach out today to get connected with senior living resources and find out about our independent living, assisted living, and  three levels of memory care.

Let’s talk—we’re standing by, eager to listen and ready to help.