Adult Caregivers Employee Resource Group: Trauma, Stress and Resiliency for Caregivers
Date: Thu, 09/29/2022 | Time: 12-1PM | Location: Virtual – Zoom
Caregiving, despite its many rewards, can be a challenge at the best of times. Caregivers often find themselves caregiving from an empty cup. But the times we have been living through these past few years have been difficult for everyone, and make the challenge of caregiving even tougher. In truth we have all lived through a traumatic experience, both individually and collectively. In order to move forward into our “Next Normal”, we need to unpack some of that trauma, share our experiences, learn from them and in so doing, become more resilient, and able to refill our cups. Join us for this presentation designed to help us look at trauma, start the conversation about our own trauma, and take our next steps toward healing.
This group is intended to virtually connect MSU faculty and staff who have caregiving responsibilities for adults in their lives and those navigating assisting a senior in their life with changing care needs. This group is open to anyone interested in connecting with other adult caregivers, or learning about issues such as how to care for yourself as a caregiver, how to start conversations about living situation changes, or how to navigate end of life choices conversations. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of the month from 12pm to 1pm during the academic year. For questions contact Ebony Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Speaker: Evie Lynn Breuer, LMSW, CDP, Senior Director of Community Outreach & Wellness | Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
Lynn Breuer, LMSW, CDP earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and her Masters in Social Work in Interpersonal Practice from the University of Michigan. Lynn is a licensed clinical social worker, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Health Coach and a New England Cognitive Center Master Program Trainer. Lynn is currently the Senior Director of Community Outreach & Wellness at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, overseeing several programs within their older adult services department including Mind University, an innovative cognitive wellness initiative, ElderCare Solutions of Michigan, an intensive geriatric care management division, and individual and group health coaching offerings. Lynn also serves as adjunct faculty at Madonna University’s School of Social Work and is a member of the Board of Directors at The Senior & Caregiver Resource Network.
Lynn is also a national speaker, offering a variety of presentations in the community both in-person and more recently on virtual platforms. As a passionate advocate for the importance of brain health, Lynn speaks at length about the impact of social isolation on brain health, as well as lifestyle factors that influence overall brain health. Working in collaboration with the New England Cognitive Center, an area of focus for Lynn during the recent pandemic has been working to convert evidence informed cognitive training programs for virtual administration, as well as piloting a new level of cognitive training curriculum in the metro Detroit area.