Monday, August 2, 2010

Focused on a Cure: American Cancer Society Caregiver Workshops

We learned of different resources that the American Cancer Society has to offer during one of the 2010 Relay for Life meetings. Caregiver workshops was one that stood out in my mind. We received this email recently and wanted to share it with those of you that may not receive ACS info.

Caregiver Telephone Workshops

The South Atlantic Division will continue its series of Caregiver Telephone Workshops in 2010-2011. The sessions are facilitated by Sean Powell, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Patient Advocate Program Manager and will feature several of our Patient Advocates as lead presenters for the various topics.

The workshops are designed to be informative and interactive, covering many topics to help caregivers cope with tasks and issues that come up at various points in the caregiving experience. No phone charges apply; and the workshops are offered at no charge to anyone caring for a loved one with cancer.

Dates & Registrations

A Caregiver Telephone Workshop will be offered each month. Upcoming workshop dates coming soon. There is no charge to participate in the call, but registration is required. People can register for the telephone workshops by calling 1-800-966-3586 or by visiting

Schedule of Calls for 2010-2011

August 25, 2010 , 2:00 -3:30 PM: When Treatment Goals Turn From Cure Into Supportive Care - Facilitator: Julia Bucher, RN, PhD

September 2010: Maintaining Intimacy & Sexual Relations While Caregiving for a Spouse with Cancer - Facilitator: Melanie Moore, BSW

October 2010 : What You Need to Know About Social Security Benefits - Facilitator: Melissa Holmes, LMSW

November 2010: Childhood Lost: Supporting the Tween Caregiver to a Parent with Cancer - Facilitator: Jocelyn Curtis, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C

For more information on later sessions, feel free to call 1-800-ACS-2345.

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