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Caring for Caregivers: Tools to Empower Your Health – September 22, 2018

August 28, 2018

Caring for Caregivers: Tools to Empower Your Health

Caring for CaregiversSeptember 22, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney St.
Denton, TX 76201

Cost: FREE! Lunch will be provided.

Are you one of the 3.4 million family caregivers in Texas who provide day-to-day care for people who are older or who have disabilities?

Are you stressed and have difficulty finding time to take care of yourself?

Are you one of the 70% of family caregivers who experience depression or anxiety?

If you answered yes to any of these questions. please join us by registering online or call 940-999-1024 today!

The Healthy Communities Coalition and the Area Agency on Aging are offering a FREE workshop on self-care for the caregiver on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center.

This event is designed for unpaid family caregivers. However, everyone is invited to attend.

There is no charge for this event. However, voluntary contributions will be accepted. with a suggested contribution amount of $12.50 to offset the cost of lunch and materials.

CEUs (3 Contact hours) will be available for Liscensed Social Workers and Liscensed Professional Counselors attending the entirety of the event. There is a $10 processing fee, which will be collected the day of the event. NO PARTIAL CEUs AVAILABLE!

Are you concerned about leaving your loved one unattended during the workshop? Call us at 1-800-272-3921 and ask about respite vouchers.

Register Online


10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. – Welcome and Overview

10:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Improve your brain’s performance: Susan Larkin M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinician, Center for Brain Health, Brain Performance Institute

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Break

11:15 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. – Break Out Session (see below)

11:55 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. – Lunch and Resource Tables

12:55 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. – Break Out Session (see below)

1:35 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. – Break

1:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Break Out Session (see below)

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. – Fall Prevention and Home Fire Safety: Clowns on Fire, Denton Fire Department

3:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Closing

Breakout Sessions

  • Nourish Your Body – Learn tips and tools to prepare and eat healthier food when you don’t have much time. Coach: Anna Love PhD, RD, LD, MCHES, Registered Dietitian, Health Coach, & Founder of Love to Live Well
  • Move Your Body Safely and Correctly, and Increase Your Strength and Balance – Learn proper body mechanics as you provide hands-on care and learn exercises to strengthen your core and improve your balance. Coaches: Rebekah Corley, PT, DPT and Becky Jones, PT, Physical Therapists, Medical City Denton
  • Breathe and Sleep – Learn tools and techniques to relax, reduce stress, sleep better, and increase your energy. Coach: Kim Mathis, MS, LBSW, ACC, Certified Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach, Evidenced-Based Program Specialist for the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

In order to provide more interaction and discussion, we will be dividing up workshop participants into three groups to rotate through the breakout sessions. If you are attending the event with a friend and want to be in the same group, please email Kim Mathis at

For more informaiton please contact, Kim Mathis, at (940) 999-1024 or email at

Register Online

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