Riverside Releases “Caring for You, Caring for Me” Program Schedule for Winter 2018

Latest Installment of Acclaimed Educational Series for Families, Volunteers and Professional Caregivers from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. January 8, 2018 - Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health (CEALH) has released the winter 2018 edition of its "Caring for You, Caring for Me" program - a weekly seminar series offering support and guidance for those who care for older adults. Online registration is now open.

Riverside’s acclaimed program is sanctioned by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), a national organization promoting recognition and assistance to both family and professional caregivers. It has earned Best Practices Awards from both the Southern Gerontological Society and the Commonwealth Council on Aging.

"As the population of older adults continues to grow, there is a critical need to give their caregivers the help they all need to thrive," said Christine Jensen, Ph.D., CEALH's Director of Health Services Research. "Standing with RCI, Riverside CEALH is proud to offer the latest session of our 'Caring for You, Caring for Me' program, giving both professional caregivers and family members alike a unique chance to share experiences and learn valuable new approaches."

Details of the program are as follows:

What: Caregiving Education Sessions
Where: Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, 1500 Commonwealth Avenue, Williamsburg
Offered: Five Mondays, 11 am - 1:15 pm, February 26 - March 26
Who: Family, professional, and volunteer caregivers of older adults
Cost: $50, including lunch and educational materials (a limited number of scholarships are available). Riverside CEALH can link caregivers with respite services for the individual receiving care, as needed, so that they can attend the sessions.

For more information and to register, visit www.excellenceinaging.org/caringforyou or contact Christine Jensen at (757) 220-4751 or christine.jensen@rivhs.com.

About Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to integrate interdisciplinary aging research with clinical capabilities to develop innovative programming that can be applied and sustained by Riverside Health System, the community and other providers of aging-related services to improve care and better meet the needs of a growing older adult population. Services and programs include, among others, a Geriatric Assessment Clinic, Driver Rehabilitation Clinic, Chronic Disease Self Management Program, 'Caring for You, Caring for Me' Program, Operation Family Caregiver, and the Caregiver Commons page. To learn more, visit www.riversideonline.com/cealh.

Published: January 2018