Faith-Filled Family Caregiver Community

Nourish for Caregivers connects you with others going through similar experiences of caring for a loved one with practical advice, useful tools and insightful discussions. Navigate these times with a Christ-centered view and you will begin to thrive, with joy and holiness, in your caregiver journey.

Caregiver Support – You’re Not Alone

Nourish is for anyone juggling the challenges of life, health and career while caring for a disabled child, an ill or aging parent, grandparent, or spouse, either in your home, in town or at a distance. Nourish provides family caregivers practical and emotional supports, shared experiences and useful tools, all with a Christ-centered view. Discover blessings in caring for another.

St. Mary’s Nourish for Caregivers gathers in the Parish Center Chapel Meeting Room. All are welcome, and there is no charge to attend. Topics discussed vary each month and are centered around issues and concerns common to caregivers, such as finding help, advocating for others and yourself, family dynamics and stress. Nourish for Caregivers supports the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of caregivers and, by placing faith squarely at the, this time of caregiving may be one of blessings and encounters with the Lord. Please contact Kelly at kjohnson@stmarygostyn.org with questions.

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Caregiver Connections

Now more than ever its important and possible to stay connected to other caregivers. In addition to our monthly meetings at St. Mary’s, Nourish for Caregivers has two other ways to connect with others who are caring for a loved one. Reach out to find the strength and support to be the best caregiver you can be, and you’ll find your loved one gets better care then too.

What is a “House Call”?

Nourish for Caregivers is holding LIVE Zoom video/phone meet-ups to provide:

  • An opportunity to connect with other caregivers
  • A place to bring questions and share your ideas
  • A space to receive spiritual nourishment and faith-based encouragement

House Calls EVERY Tuesday Morning at 10:00am

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What is The Caregiver Wisdom Series?

A Rare Opportunity to See, Hear and Ask Your Questions

Wisdom You Will Receive:

  • Knowledge to support your decision-making
  • Insight from experts with years of personal and professional experience
  • New perspectives on the most common challenges caregivers face
  • Information you never knew existed

Every Other Wednesday at 7:00pm

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Caregiver Resources

Connecting You With What You Need

Caregiver resources to nourish your mind body and soul. Being a family caregiver is one of life’s greatest roles, but it isn’t always easy. We’re here for you. In addition to the monthly support groups here at St. Mary’s, we also want to support you with practical tools and tips to help your care giving.

For questions or more information, please contact Kelly at kjohnson@stmarygostyn.org.

More Nourish for Caregiver Resources

Do you know your stress level?

Every caregiver should! Take this one-minute stress test. Your stress level may surprise you because it can seem “normal” to be feeling the way you do. Caregivers often underestimate exactly how much stress they are actually carrying. Do you think that might be the case for you too? There’s no better way to know for sure than to spend a minute to find out for sure.

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Keeping You & Your Loved One Safe

People, situations and environments can pose a safety threat. Do you know the four safety risks? What can you as a caregiver do to safeguard your loved one? Learn more about the risks our loved ones face and what may be required of caregivers to decrease the chances of harm.

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Scripture as RX

Scripture inspires growth in our relationship with God. Reading scripture is truly medicine for the soul! In Sacred Scripture, we discover we are not alone and are so deeply loved by God who is speaking to us today. We’ve tied scripture with images, as well as a reflective message to put God’s Word in action in your life. Browse scripture and images.

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