It’s been a busy, but rewarding start to 2017. As many of you know, Roberto Velasquez become the new executive director of SCRC on January 1st, as Lorie Van Tilburg passed the baton to step into her new role as the director of strategic partnerships at Operation Family Caregiver.
Hidden Heroes Summit
Fast forward to March 2nd when Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined SCRC to talk to families and loved ones caring for those with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder at the Hidden Heroes Cities Summit.
The event kicked off the Hidden Heroes Cities initiative that the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) launched last September to highlight the enormous challenges and long-term needs that America’s caregivers – family and friends that support service members and veterans – face every day and inspire Americans to take action.
During the summit, military and veteran caregivers came together and explored methods to build hope and resiliency through hosted educational sessions on grief and loss, communication as key to advocating for yourself and your family, and planning and decision-making when your partner has a traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.
This year is just getting started and we have many more events coming up! Check out what’s happening this month:
- April 5: Como Prepararse Para La Visita al Doctor (Spanish)
- April 10: The Sandwich Generation
- April 13: Thinking Positively
- April 21: Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits
- April 26: Brain Training for Military Caregivers
REACH Educational Program
Are you caring for someone with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia? Consider signing up for our REACH educational program. These free classes are led by our licensed clinical staff and offer in depth discussions on memory loss, community resources, improving communication skills, stress management and how to better care for yourself and the person receiving your care. Advanced registration is required.
For more information on the REACH educational program please call 1 (800) 827-1008.
If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, SCRC is here to help. Contact us for free resources at 858-268-4432.