Many caregivers cannot leave home due to caregiving responsibilities. Participate in a web-based seminar — or webinar — from the privacy of your home. Join either live or view the archived version within a few days of the live webinar (in most cases). Most webinars listed are free. Here are webinars that may be of interest to caregivers in June 2016.
What do you need to participate? All you’ll need is an internet connection and a computer with speakers. Or you can watch online and use your telephone for the audio portion of the program.
Why register? We recommend you register in advance so that you’ll receive via email reminders about the webinar. And you’ll receive email notification when the archived recording is available online.
Know of other Parkinson’s webinars with guest speakers that we haven’t listed? Please contact Steven Russell.
Wednesday, June 8th, 10am-11am Pacific time
“Seniors and Driving”
Overview: Families slowly transition their teenagers into driving, but most likely don’t think about transitioning their older loved ones out of driving. As a result, the decision to give up the car keys often is the result of a crisis—an accident or another unfortunate incident. This web seminar can help care professionals educate families about the importance of developing a plan to help an older adult move out of the driver’s seat while remaining engaged with their friends, family and community. This is a free webinar.
Host: American Society on Aging. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Thursday, June 16th, 11am-noon Pacific time
“Mental Health by Give an Hour and Campaign to Change Direction”
Overview: Though this is part of a Military Caregiver Webinar Series, this webinar may be of general interest to caregivers who are focused on the mental well-being of others (and their own mental well-being). Speakers will explain the five signs of emotional suffering so family caregivers can better care for their loved ones and themselves.
Host: Easter Seals
Wednesday, June 22nd, 9am-10am Pacific time
“The Family Caregiver’s Stress”
Overview: We all know that caring for someone can be very stressful. Join Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com, who will share the current results of an ongoing caregiver stress survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. This webinar is for family caregivers as well as professionals working with family caregivers.
Wednesday, June 29th, 11am–Noon Pacific time
“Senior Drivers: Driving Safer, Longer”
Overview: As we age, we change physically and mentally. These changes can and do have an effect on driving skills. Getting older does not automatically make us poor drivers and many people continue to be safe drivers. However, older caregivers, family, or friends may come to a point where they are concerned for the safety of those who may no longer be able to drive safely. Attendees will learn about the California DMV Senior Driver Ombudsman program, whose goal is to keep senior drivers on the road for as long as possible, while maintaining safety as the top priority. This is a free webinar.