Do you know a colleague who is providing unpaid support to a parent, spouse, adult, child or friend? This colleague may not know it, but they are considered a “caregiver”.
Caregivers give their time to support others who couldn’t manage without their help. And while most caregivers find the role rewarding, it can take a toll – especially when it is being balanced with work and other responsibilities. When a work colleague or friend is going through any sort of challenge related to caregiving, small gestures of caring and support can go a long way. But often we don’t fully understand the scope of their caregiving role and are unsure of what to say or how to support, so we end up doing or saying nothing. This webinar informs participants on what it looks like to be a family caregiver, while also providing strategies and tips on ways to show care and support for someone who is caring for a loved one, while simultaneously balancing work demands.
August 18th, 11 am PDT with Wendy Johnstone, a Gerontologist and consultant with Family Caregivers of BC