Taking Care While Giving Care: Coping with the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation

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Collecting Treasures: Understanding Hoarding Behaviors

featuring Joanne Cruz, MSW, LMSW, ACT, Detroit Hoarding Task Force

When one’s kitchen can no longer be used for cooking; when the bathtub is filled with boxes; when the bed is topped with storage boxes and the recliner is used as a place to sleep – this is more than simply clutter in the home.

Household Downsizing in Later Life

featuring Tam E. Perry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, School of Social Work

We will explore the balance of the need for downsizing if a major health event impairs mobility with the importance of being “safe” and the desirability of living a meaningful life at any age.

Personal Positioning for the Caregiver

featuring Jill LaFaive Gafner, CDP, CADDCT, Author Personal Positioning for the Caregiver Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care – East Suburbs of Detroit, Grosse Pointe

We need to behave our way into a better mind set that includes MIND, BODY and SOUL while caring for someone. We will offer tips to help you manage your routine, your social life, and your emotions during this challenging time.

Caring for the Caregiver

featuring Sean Hogan-Downey, LMSW, LMFT, Clinical Therapist

For some, caregiving is an identity; for others, it is a terrific burden. We will focus on some of the underlying issues that make it more difficult – and work to provide a survival kit that avoids or heals burn-out.

Presented by the Family Center in partnership with the Senior Expo, Assumption Cultural Center and Marchiori Catering. Event venue sponsor: Shore Pointe Village Senior Residence.

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