ARTZ-Connect: Café for Care Partners – Occupation, Not Isolation
Time & Location
About The Event
Join us on May 19 at 3:00 pm (EST). After you register, we will send you the Zoom link and instructions.
We don’t need to tell you that COVID-19 has compounded the challenges you already faced every day, living with and loving a person with dementia.
This is the time when summoning all of our creativity and resourcefulness is not just desirable, it’s vital. And so to stimulate your creativity and provide you with extra resources, we have invited Dr. Cathy Piersol to join us to provide context and content for our current “normal.”
Some of you have met Cathy before; she joined us at one of our Cafés for Care Partners last year. She is Chair of the Occupational Therapy Department at Thomas Jefferson University and Clinical Director of Jefferson Elder Care, whose mission is to “[improve] the lives of individuals who have memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and intellectual disabilities.” (You can read more about Jefferson Elder Care here.)
Cathy has spent her career developing new ways to help and enhance quality of life for the care partners of people living with dementia. We are delighted that she has agreed to share her expertise with us – and answer any questions you have – at this most crucial time.
Cafés for Care Partners are an opportunity to get together informally outside the context of a support group. The cafes are definitely supportive – but they're also periods of respite, a chance to kick back, go someplace new with new and old friends, and share a cup of coffee or glass of wine.