Caregiving Heroes Newsletter

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How to Handle the Holidays?

Now is the time to start planning how your loved one can participate in holiday celebrations. Can he/she truly handle a boisterous family? What are some alternatives? At Caregiving Heroes, people can ponder the choices and hear from others who successfully (or not!) addressed the issue. We will, of course, discuss our caregiving during the past month, as well.

DATE: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 10:00AM

PLACE: Library of First United Methodist Church Coppell, 420 S. Heartz Road, Coppell, TX

******BREEZEWAY ENTRANCE ONLY: Use the parking lot on the east side of the main building and enter at the Breezeway (Stringfellow School entrance) which is between the playground and the Chapel entrance. (All other doors will be locked.)******

Upcoming meetings, 10:00am:

Saturday, December 3

Saturday, January 7

Saturday, February 4

If anyone wants to ride together to the Teepa Snow conference below, please post on the Heroes FB group page, here or email Her deep understanding of caregiving and her unique, entertaining style of teaching will be memorable!

Caregiving is a very underappreciated path in life

Per Hero Jan Streitwieser -

"Caregiving is a very underappreciated path in life.

I cherish those times, but felt the heavy load it brought with it. Not sure I would call caregiving a burden, but it is a life teetering load of twists and turns and no one day is the same as the next. It's exhausting at times to stay on top of everything every minute."

Thanks, Jan, for sharing your wise thoughts.

Help when Losing Vision

Envision Dallas "strives to improve the quality of life for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired ..." Macular degeneration can be a problem as people age, but Envision Dallas will consult with your loved one to maintain independence and maximize visual function.

Click here to learn more about Envision Dallas.

Hero Martha Chandler gushed about the home visit to help her mother adapt to life with macular degeneration. See her post on our Facebook group page here.

Samples from Last Month's Meeting

Below are examples of products that Stacy Wright brought to show our Heroes. All were geared to stimulate or soothe our loved ones or make everyday tasks easier. Soothing products for caregivers were a big hit! For more information, click Stacy’s Sensory Solutions.
Join our Facebook Group!

This group is private and will not appear on your personal Facebook feed. Being in the FB group allows members to communicate all month long. Vent or ask your questions as situations arise, no need to wait until the next Heroes meeting. Ask to join.

Caregiving Heroes

The mission of Caregiving Heroes of First United Methodist Church Coppell is to provide support and education to family and friends in our community who are assisting loved ones with aging or other concerns. We do this by providing valuable local resources, understanding and compassionate support.