OCO Webinar - Caregivers and Puppets: The Perfect Pair

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Caregivers and Puppets: The Perfect Pair

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Puppetry can be a playful and creative tool for some caregivers. It helps us look at things differently and encourage social interaction. Through puppet-making activities, we explore ways to build rewarding intergenerational connections.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how puppetry and storytelling can help caregivers:

• Explain the caregiver role to young children, why it’s important, and changes in family dynamics when someone needs special care

• Interact in a joyful and engaging way with the person they are caring for, especially those who are living with dementia

About our speaker – Shelley King

Shelley King is an arts educator, puppeteer, expressive arts facilitator, and family caregiver. As the founder of Artful Connections, she offers creative and engaging workshops that spark imagination and take the pressure off remembering for people with dementia. She also facilitates workshops and designs resources for caregivers that teach innovative strategies and activities in order to build a meaningful connection with their care recipient.

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  • This presentation is available in English only.
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If you support someone in need and feel anxious and overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities, you’re not alone. The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. We support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.

Working collectively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO draws on the variety of work that is currently being done to ease caregiver burn-out and improve the caregiving experience. We find ways to make existing services more broadly available so all caregivers, regardless of age, disease, diagnosis or location can access support. Where there are gaps, we work with caregivers and like-minded partners to find new and creative ways to fill them.

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