“Caring For You, Caring For Me” Program

Dr. Christine Jensen and Rosalynn Carter
Christine Jensen, PhD, Coordinator of the Virginia "Caring For You" Program has met with Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter on several occasions at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Annual Summit. This photo was taken in October 2014, Americus, GA.

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 $50 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).

Winter 2018 - Caring for You, Caring for Me Program

Please Note: This class is currently full. Please contact Christine Jensen at christine.jensen@rivhs.com if you wish to be added to the wait list and/or notified about upcoming offerings.

This program will be held once a week for 5 weeks.
Mondays, February 26 through March 26, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch is provided.

The weekly curriculum is as outlined below:

  • Week 1: What it means to be a caregiver
  • Week 2: Why caregivers find it challenging to care for themselves
  • Week 3: Communication strategies with family, medical professionals and community agencies
  • Week 4: Problem solving strategies
  • Week 5: Building a list of community resources

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
For more details and to register you can contact Christine Jensen, PhD.
Phone: (757) 220-4751
Email: christine.jensen@rivhs.com

View, Print, or Download the Program Brochure

The $50.00 course fee is due at the first class session.
Payments can be made to CEALH or via cash and a receipt will be provided.
Reduced fees for Riverside employees are available. ($35.00)