Volume 43 | AUGUST 2023
What is Caregiver Coaching and How Can It Support You?
The OCO’s Caregiver Coaching program provides caregivers with the opportunity to work one-to-one with a Coach. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure of where to start, a Coach can help identify and prioritize your needs. They will also help you to problem-solve and create goal-setting strategies related to your caregiving responsibilities. Listen to our latest podcast where Coaches, Brenda Davie and Suzanne McKenna, talk about the obstacles and barriers of caregiving, as well as success strategies.

Learn more about the Caregiver Coaching program and whether it’s a good fit for you.
Engaging Caregivers in Our Work
At the centre of everything we do is caregivers. Nothing about them, without them. Through the Caregiver Advisory Group, the Caregiver Advisory Panel, and numerous working groups, the OCO engages with caregivers to understand their lived experience and what needs to be done to improve the lives of caregivers. Caregiver engagement helps the OCO improve its programs and services and ensure the caregiver voice is heard in many different settings. Meet Bhavini, who shares her experience on OCO’s Caregiver Advisory Group and how the group is helping to improve the lives of Ontario Caregivers.

If you are interested in joining OCO’s Caregiver Advisory Panel, please visit our website: https://www.caregivervoices.ca/.
Webinar Replay: Tips for Caregivers to Safely Assist with Mobility and Navigate Change
Does your care recipient need help getting up from a chair or transitioning from place to place? Is this task new and difficult for you? Sometimes moving and providing physical support to your care recipient can be challenging. Your own physical health may be at risk while undertaking these new responsibilities. In our recent webinar, you will learn tips on safely moving your care recipient and discover in-home devices that could support you.
Want to Know More About Our SCALE Program?
Join our next Instagram Live event on Tuesday September 5th at 12 p.m. to learn more about the SCALE program! The event will feature Marida Etherington, a Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse. Marida has 20 years of personal and professional experience with caregivers. Marida is the facilitator of the program and one of the therapists offering free group and/or individual counselling.

To watch the event, simply follow the Ontario Caregiver Organization on your Instagram account or go to ontariocaregiver.ca
Upcoming Webinars
Title: How to Provide Support to People Having Surgery
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Title: Understanding Healthcare Consent Laws and Rules
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Missed a webinar?
We know caregivers are busy. That's why we record webinars so that you can watch them after the event, at a time that's convenient for you. 
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