Care.com Presents- Caring for Caregivers: A Conversation on Compassion

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023 | Time: 12:00pm | Location: Virtual

Event Description

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, connection, and celebration. However, it can also be stressful if you’re worried about the health of older loved ones, juggling caring for both children and seniors, or simply feeling overwhelmed by caregiving responsibilities. The good news? You’re not alone. Let’s talk about it.

Kate Washington, a family caregiver and author of “Already Toast,”and Jody Gastfriend, LICSW and senior care expert, join us for a fireside chat about the unique challenges caregivers face during the holidays. Drawing on their own experiences and expertise, Kate and Jody will provide coaching on how to better navigate tough conversations, stress management tools, and coping techniques as we navigate the path to a more manageable and meaningful holiday season. Can’t attend this virtual event live? Sign up anyway and we’ll send a recording. Don’t miss this!

About the Speaker: Kate Washington, PhD - Best Selling Author and Speaker

Kate Washington is the author of Already Toast: Caregiving and BurnoutIn America and a frequent speaker on the systemic challenges facingfamily caregivers. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Eater, Catapult, and many other publications. She holds a Ph.D. in Victorian literature from Stanford University and lives in Sacramento.

About the Speaker: Jody Gastfriend, LICSW- Award-winning author and senior care expert

Jody Gastfriend is a licensed clinical social worker and a nationalexpert in senior care. She is a knowledgeable social entrepreneur atthe intersection of health care, technology, public policy, andinnovation with a specific focus on how to best support older adultsand family caregivers.