Loosening the Caregiving Knot is a one-day conference for family caregivers. Like all Nancy’s House retreats, it is a day to focus on what you need to find your own path. Loosening the Caregiving Knot has workshops and resources to address many issues you face as a caregiver, providing ways to take care of yourself, information to ease some of the burden, and community resources that are there to help.

Caregiving Knot

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:00am to 4:30pm

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

❤ Thank you to JEVS at Home for sponsorship and support of Loosening the Caregiving Knot. ❤

In honor of National Caregivers’ Month, Nancy’s House will host its second conference for caregivers on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The conference will be held at The Science History Institute (formerly known as The Chemical Heritage Foundation), 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Continental breakfast, beverages all day, and lunch are included. 150 caregivers are expected to attend, with room for 15 care recipients to be accommodated in a staffed activities room.

Nancy’s House provides comprehensive respite for family caregivers, creating the opportunities to learn self-care skills in a community of support. This conference is an extension of that mission, and is designed to balance general information and self-care. Nine workshops will each be offered twice throughout the day, and attendees will be able to go to four of them. Information every caregiver needs (like what financial pieces do you need to have in place, or how to keep your home from becoming a mini-institution) and workshops just to feel better (like yoga and stress-reducing guided imagery). Plus a very special workshop by tile artist Karen Singer: “Create Your Own Touchstone,” your own personal tile that reminds you who you are and to take care of yourself.

A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Coffee and tea will be available all day, thanks to our beverage station sponsors, Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and Interim Health Care.

Our activities room will be staffed by nursing students and will have its own schedule of activities. Movement therapist, Susan Chase, who was at our last conference, will be back. Space for the Activities Room is limited (maximum: 15) and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let us know if you will need handicapped accessible entry to the building. Contact Elissa at for information.

Parking will be available just around the corner at The Bourse, 400 Ranstead St.

Registration/sign-in is from 8am to 9am.
Coffee, tea, muffins and fresh fruit will be provided.
Programming starts at 9am.

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Thanks also to Abramson Center for Jewish Life, Artis Senior Living of Huntingdon Valley, Schlesinger Associates, and Well-Spouse Association.

The Board, staff and guests of Nancy’s House would like to thank you for supporting this event and our mission of serving family caregivers.