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.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
❤ Thank you to AARP, Independence Blue Cross, JEVS at Home, and Remed for sponsorship and support of Loosening the Caregiving Knot. ❤
Nancy’s House will host its second conference for caregivers on Saturday, May 18, 2019. 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. 75 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, sponsored by Covenant Bank, 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 nurses 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Parking will be available just around the corner at The Bourse, 400 Ranstead St. Discounted parking at The Bourse Garage will be $9/day. You will receive a coupon for a discount on parking when you sign in.
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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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.