Recently, very few virtual events on our monthly Stanford Parkinson’s Caregiver Webinars list are specific to Parkinson’s caregiving. In light of that, we are discontinuing the Caregiving Webinar list.
For those of you who find general caregiving webinars useful, these are two prolific sources of caregiving webinars: the California Caregiver Resource Centers and WellMed Caregiver Teleconnection. We recommend subscribing to their email lists or newsletters, so you never miss an educational opportunity. Wonderfully, both organizations offer presentations in English and Spanish, and they are beginning to add LGBTQ-focused caregiving topics, as well.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area you may be familiar with Family Caregiver Alliance, one of 11 non-profit regional California Caregiver Resource Centers (CCRCs). CCRCs serve family caregivers of adults affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions, degenerative diseases, or traumatic brain injury. Every month the CCRCs post dozens of educational webinars to the shared CCRC calendar. Topics vary widely from general health information and fraud prevention, to caregiver resources like respite services, hospice and palliative care, and even fun activities like virtual travel.
- Below the CCRC calendar is a green box that says, “See all upcoming classes here!” Clicking on that box will take you to a PDF list of webinars offered in the current month. This list is much easier to read and includes registration links.
- Finally, scrolling farther below the calendar will bring you to some recorded past events. Most CCRC webinars are not recorded. Many are offered several times throughout the year.
For many years WellMed Caregiver Teleconnection, based in San Antonio, TX, has hosted teleconferences about caregiver self care, dementia caregiving, end-of-life planning, and more. Since the Covid pandemic, Caregiver Teleconnection has switched to using Zoom, which still allows participants to call in on the telephone, with the addition of video via computer login. Upcoming and archived events can be accessed on this WellMed Caregiver Teleconnection webpage. Topics center around dementia care and caregiver self-care.
- To get on the email list and be notified of upcoming events, you must call (866-390-6401) or email Caregiver Teleconnection.