Faith-Filled Family Caregiver Community at St. Mary of Gostyn
Reimagined to virtually support caregivers during COVID19.
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.
Nourish for Caregivers will begin meeting virtually, until we can safely gather again in person.
Join the St. Mary’s Nourish for Caregiver group meeting virtually! So rather than meeting in St. Mary’s Parish Center living room – we’ll be meeting in your own living room!
If you’re new to Zoom, allow a few extra minutes and be patient, but you’ll get the hang of it. Or email Kelly at [email protected] and we can run a trial to get you set up beforehand.
Dial in from your phone at (312)626 -6799. You may need to enter a Meeting ID: 847 6681 5807 Or Password: 122348
Caregiver Connections – You are not alone.
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 NEW TIMES
EVERY Tuesday & Thursday
Mornings: 11 am ET/ 10 CT/ 8 PT
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: 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26, 9/2, 9/23
Caregiver Resouces – 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 caregiving.
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.
Keeping Your Loved One and Yourself 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.
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.