Discover care-giving relationships webinar Oct 29 at 6:30 pm addresses the stress and solutions for couple care when one or both is in a caregiving situation.

Discover Caregiving Relationships

Over 34 million people in the U.S. are caring for someone over the age of 50. This six-part webinar series is designed to help caregivers address the many issues and challenges they face in their current role. Participants will discover the variety of relationships impacted by caregiving situations and learn techniques to help keep them healthy. Join Illinois Extension family life educators online on Thursdays, October 8 to November 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more. Online registration is required for this webinar series. There is no cost to attend the online program, but early registration is requested.

October 29, 2020 | 6:30 PM
Couple Relationships in Caregiving
Caregiving situations can bring unexpected challenges to couple relationships. Learn more about those unique circumstances and techniques for maintaining your special bond and relationship dynamic.

PRESENTERS: Chelsey Byers and Karla Belzer

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please contact an event presenter. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for the requested accommodation.

Complete Webinar Series

  • October 8, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Caregivers Need Care Too
    Many times caregivers put their own needs last. This session examines how to recognize and prevent caregiver stress and burnout with strategies for self-care. PRESENTERS: Cheri Burcham and Molly Hofer
  • October 15, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Losses and Mixed Emotions of Caregiving
    Caregivers experience losses and difficult emotions such as frustration, guilt and fear. Learn how common these emotions are for caregivers and how to accept and manage them. PRESENTERS: Karla Belzer and Tessa Hobbs-Curley
  • October 22, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Changing Relationships in Caregiving
    Identify and understand the relationship changes that can develop among family members, successful long-distance caregiving, and the need for family support. PRESENTERS: Cheri Burcham and Tessa Hobbs-Curley
  • October 29, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Couple Relationships in Caregiving
    Caregiving situations can bring unexpected challenges to couple relationships. Learn more about those unique circumstances and techniques for maintaining your special bond and relationship dynamic. PRESENTERS: Chelsey Byers and Karla Belzer
  • November 5, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Speak Clearly, Listen Carefully

    Effective communication is important in our world but critical in a caregiving situation. Learning communication techniques that help you express feelings in a productive way is advantageous for the caregiver, care receiver, family members, friends, health care and eldercare services team. PRESENTERS: Cheri Burcham and Tessa Hobbs-Curley
  • November 12, 2020 | 6:30 PM
    Eldercare Services and Professionals: How to Maneuver Through the Maze

    Locating professional assistance with caregiving can be challenging. In this session, caregivers can gain useful information on available eldercare service resources and how to navigate the process. PRESENTERS: Cheri Burcham and Chelsey Byers
Program Areas
Event Date(s)
Event Time
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Event Fee
$0.00
Location
Online