“Caring For You, Caring For Me” Program

Rosalynn Carter and Christine Jensen
Dr. Christine Jensen, Coordinator of the Virginia Caring for You Program meets with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Georgia to discuss the program's impact in Virginia, October 2012.

The award-winning program consists of five weekly caregiving education seminars designed to address needs of those engaged in caring for older adults.

A program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, "Caring For You" is designed for family members, professional caregivers and volunteer caregivers of older adults. The cost of the entire program is $35 and includes refreshments and educational materials. A limited number of scholarships are available to support the cost of the course and help to cover respite care.

For more information about the program or to register for an upcoming session, please contact Christy Jensen, Ph.D, at (757) 220-4751 or christine.jensen@rivhs.com.

This program has received a Best Practices Award from both the Southern Gerontological Society (2012) and the Commonwealth Council on Aging (2013).

Upcoming:

Williamsburg, Va
September 15 –October 20, 2014
5 Sessions to be held on Mondays, from 1:00pm - 3:15pm
(Session will not be held on Columbus Day)
Cost is $35
Riverside Doctors Hospital | 1500 Commonwealth Avenue, Williamsburg, VA
register online

Mathews County, Va *
October 6 – November 3, 2014
5 Sessions to be held on Mondays, from 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Cost is $35
Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad | 94 Cricket Hill Rd, Hudgins, VA
register online
*Funded in part by the Mathews Community Foundation

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