November is Care Partner Appreciation Month and we really appreciate the Care Partners in the Movement Disorders Community. We are grateful for all they do to support our community and want to make sure they are taken care of too.
In order to make sure those care partners are getting the care they need, we’ve put together a list of resources and self-care ideas. These resources are intended for Care Partners of any movement disorders unless otherwise noted.
Meghan Smith, LCSW created a handout of local resources and ideas for self-care timeouts. You can view, download, and print the document here.
The Supportive and Neuropalliative Care Clinic has a list of resources on their website too. You can see upcoming events and featured news articles, information for patients and care partners, and an additional list of resources.
The Parkinson’s Foundation has put together a list of resources for their November initiative, #BeASelfCareGiver. You can find the top ten list here.
A Support Group for Care Partners led by Cari Friedman, LCSW is offered virtually on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM. Open Zoom Video Conferencing and enter the meeting ID (96935032229) and password (916562).
Another Support Group for Care Partners is led by Malenna Sumrall, PhD and Care Partner Advocate on Mondays at 7:00 PM. Please email Malenna.Summrall@cuanschutz.edu for more information.
The Supportive and Neuropalliative Care Clinic hosts its Care Community Series on the second Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Join them on November 9 to hear “How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Support Your Well-Being,” given by Jenine Camins of UQMindfulness. No registration is required. You can join via Zoom Video Conferencing using this link. Click here for the poster.
The Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies is offering its third annual Care Partner Summit Exclusively for Care Partners of People with Parkinson’s Disease. This event will be Saturday, November 20 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center. You will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Christina Vaughan of the University of Colorado Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic speak. You can register here.
Thank you to all of the Care Partners in the Movement Disorders Center. You are an important part of our community. We cannot say it enough.