Virtual Adult Program - Caring For Others, Caring for Ourselves
Tuesday, September 147:00—8:00 PMVirtual ProgramOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
Zoom ConferenceOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821
Join us for an evening with Emily Kearns, a Care Consultant and Coach for Revive and Thrive’s Dementia Resource Network (DRN), to learn how to better support ourselves as we support loved ones living with challenges which may include dementia, Parkinson’s, diabetes, etc. During this session, we will explore what it means to be on a caregiving journey- the difficulties and challenges, as well as resiliency found in our strengths, resources, and surprising places. Together we will learn why it is so important to create self-care practices including meaningful respite in our lives and to help grow support for ourselves as we care for others.
More about the presenter: Emily Kearns' personal experience care partnering with her parents, who both lived with dementia, was life-changing, catapulting her into what is now her first love—reframing dementia and supporting those who live with it.
Emily is committed to change-making, including innovative programming and community education, so that individuals living with dementia may continue to live well, experiencing joy and meaningful engagement in communities that support and celebrate them and the life they choose.
Emily is a Care Consultant and Coach for Revive and Thrive’s, Dementia Resource Network (DRN). In that role she offers consultations, coaching, and supports as part of our Dementia Resource Network (DRN) team. Emily also facilitates a monthly memory-making café, weekly dementia-supportive fitness program at the Y, Dementia Dialogues at the public library, and retreats. She has also created a multimedia art installation called Dementia’s Way.
Emily was formerly the lead for Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and a consultant with the Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition, evaluating innovative respite programs and hosting a TV show called, Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves. She is currently the Coordinator for Dementia Friendly Baltimore County.
Emily earned a doctorate in sociology from Boston College and an Executive MBA from Northeastern University. She is also an Installation Artist and Reiki Master.
This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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