Caregiver Klatch - Living With Loss Edition
Coed caregiver discussion groups focused on learning, sharing and exploring the ways we think, feel and act as we navigate our grief.
The Klatch concept is not your ordinary education or support group. A welcoming environment provides the backdrop for skilled peer facilitators to guide guests through a structured dialogue around caregiver issues, decided upon by the group. Offering nourishment, drinks, and comradery, Klatch participants are sure to gain validation, helpful advice, a sense of belonging, and restoration" - Alicia Cain, Virginia Piper Cancer Center
Hear a participant sharing what he assumed the Caregiver Klatch would be like versus his actual experience.
Learn how to navigate the challenges of grief. This program is most popular with those who have lost their loved one to catastrophic illness, but we also welcome those who haven't lost a loved one. You may be anticipating a loss, or you may need help grieving the loss of the life you had prior to becoming a caregiver.
Anyone, 18 & older, who's cared for a loved one facing a health crisis. Here's a peek at our process.
Fourth Wednesday of the month. 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
All Caregiver Klatch programming will be offered virtually until further notice. Registrants will receive instructions to connect.
About Our Facilitators:
Randy has spent much of the 3+ years since his wife Brenda’s death from bile duct cancer figuring out what life should look like now. A former corporate IT drone, Randy splits his time these days grieving, grief mentoring, amateur photography, cooking 101, retiring, and providing tech help to family and friends. He is aided in these endeavors by his constant companion Gloria and their two cats Pia and Missy.
Antoine is a widow, father, and retired caregiver (wife passed away in 2016 after a 29 months battle with metastatic breast cancer). He has a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in Coaching. His day job is working in an organization where he has practiced training and facilitating groups and kaizens. This background has helped him hone his skills in listening and focusing on asking the right questions needed during facilitation. His free time he likes to read, do yoga, and spend time with his son (who was 3 ½ when his mother passed) and dog.