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Vision has been putting together a number of resources to benefit caregivers. We recognize that many seniors are in a position of giving care to a loved one and that it may be difficult to take care of yourself in the midst of taking care of someone else.

Here, you will find useful information about what is available to you and upcoming events that can help you cope.

Vision’s Caregiver Kit is available at the office free of charge. Below, you will find a link to download an electronic copy of our Caregiver’s Guide, simply click on the picture to download it.

Further, there are a number of events occurring at different times of the year in three different localities through Vision’s Second Souffle project, which occurs in French and English in both Gaspé and Percé. Second Souffle is conducted in partnership with APPUI, CHSSN, and the MRC du Rocher-Percé. Please check our Facebook Page or our Homepage for updates on when the program is running.

Description of the Programs through Second Souffle

“Self-Care for Caregivers” is a series of five workshops with Dr. Megan McCallum, Psychologist. “Self-Care for Caregivers” runs in Gaspé and Barachois at various times of the year. The themes of this series of workshops include:

  • How to be a Caregiver AND Care for Yourself
  • Think about Thinking = Let’s Get in Your Head!
  • Emotions: What They are Trying to Tell You and What to do About it
  • Mind-body Interactions: Healthy Body, Happy Mind
  • The Power of Connecting: Communication Tips
  • Ambigous Loss: Caring for Someone who is Physically Present, but Absent or Changed Psychologically

In the MRC du Rocher-Percé, a number of workshops entitled “My Tool Box” have been offering help to caregivers, animated by Dr. Karène Larocque, Psychologist. It consists of two series of six workshops with themes including:

  • Assist without Burning Out, to prevent exhaustion
  • Emotions: Enemies or Allies
  • Mea Culpa to End the Guilt
  • Stress – Get Out Alive and Healthy
  • Letting Go – of what and especially how
  • Taking Care of Myself

Please keep an eye out for all upcoming caregiver activities!

The Caregiver Network has wonderful resources on a variety of topics. Please check our Facebook page and our calendar for continual updates on interesting information or video-conferences published on their website.

Click on the picture above to access an electronic copy of our Caregiver’s Guide

Cliquez sur l’image pour une copie électronique de notre Guide des proches aidants