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Do you call a parent or loved one more than once per week? Do you grocery shop or prepare meals for a parent or loved one? Do you manage finances, schedule doctor appointments or coordinate transportation for a parent or loved one? If so, you are a caregiver.

Picture of a senior lady with her friendly caregiver in the park, back view.


Caring for a loved one can be both one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in life. Fifty-three million Americans provide care to a family member or friend with functional needs or health impairment by assisting with medications, arranging doctor appointments, or helping with daily living activities such as preparing meals.

Caregiving can be stressful and lead to personal challenges, whether physical, financial, or mental health. The Caring for Caregivers series, being offered in partnership with Jewish Hospital Mercy Health, offers lectures and conversation catered to the needs of the caregiver. We will explore helpful tips and resources for finding balance and alleviating stress while navigating care.

RSVP by filling out the form for each event, or by calling Louis Liner at 513-761-7500 ext. 1226.


Coping with Illness & Aging

Tuesday, April 12
5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC

Finding time for self-care when caring for a family member can be a significant obstacle for many caregivers. Dr. Scott Kotzin, Medical Director at Cedar Village and Associate Medical Director of Bella Hospice, will share helpful information on dealing with a long-term illness of a loved one. The session will begin with Diane Slovin, with Positive Approach to Care, introducing some helpful tips for maintaining a positive attitude while caregiving.

Featured Speakers:
Diane Slovin | Positive Approach to Care Organizational Outreach Director
Dr. Kotzin | Medical Director at Cedar Village and Associate Medical Director of Bella Care Hospice, Jewish Hospital Mercy Health

Palliative Care

Tuesday, May 17
5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC

What is Palliative Care? Join us for an in-depth look at this unique and often underutilized specialty that operates at the head of a patient’s care team to protect quality of life while addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the family.

Featured Speaker:
Chelsea McIntosh, APRN ACHPN |  The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health

Managing Family Dynamics Through Illness

Tuesday, June 14
5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC

The journey of caregiving is not only physically and emotionally taxing, but can also put stress on relationships between family members. From having different opinions on major care-related decisions to sharing the responsibilities of care, the necessary life changes that come with a loved one experiencing illness can be difficult for families to navigate well. Leslie H. Brody, Director of Care Management, Counseling, and Crisis Intervention with Jewish Family Service, and Dr. Desiree Harding, Clinical Psychologist at the Mercy Health Blood Cancer Center, will share their knowledge and experience in guiding families through aging and illness.

Featured Speakers:

  • Leslie H. Brody, LISW-S, LICDC-CS (Director of Care Management, Counseling, and Crisis Intervention) | Jewish Family Service
  • Dr. Desiree Harding (Clinical Psychologist at the Blood Cancer Center) | Jewish Hospital Mercy Health
Hospice, Grief Therapy, Moving Forward

Tuesday, July 12
5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC

At the core of hospice care is providing comfort, symptom management, and quality of life for patients who have decided to no longer pursue a cure for their illness. Hospice programs also provide care and support for families going through the loss of a loved one, including grief therapy to help families move forward. Hospice of Cincinnati will provide insight and awareness regarding their services and how they can be a benefit to the caregiver during end-of-life care.

Featured Speaker:
Hospice of Cincinnati

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