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SE Futures & Elizz Open Book Club:Self Care Spotlight For Family Caregivers

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180 John St

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Each quarter, the SE Futures team hosts an Open Book Club where we invite leading authors and subject matter experts to discuss books on topics that range from aging to innovation to health or the trends that affect the work we do.

On September 19th, we are excited to partner with Elizz for a special edition of the Open Book Club called “Spotlight on Selfcare: For Daughters and Sons of Aging Parents (Family Caregivers). Elizz was born out of SE Health. Elizz.com is a lifestyle destination that inspires daughters and sons to live well while caring for their aging parents. Through thoughtful content, they provide resources to help with caregiving, inspirations to practice self care, and connection with others going through similar journeys.

This event will feature three authors, who will share their journey of caregiving for a loved one. Caregiving is not easy. We want to highlight the importance of self care during this journey.

My Dad Got Sick: Love & Insights From A Caregiver’s Unexpected Journey Through Cancer by Jay Perry - My Dad Got Sick is an outline of Jay’s experiences while taking care of his Dad, both physically and mentally, during his battle with terminal cancer. It is a tool designed to help those in similar positions navigate through the many emotions while embracing day-to-day reality of caregiving. Read more and order the book here.

Lightning Strikes Twice: Secret Confessions of a Career-Woman-Turned-Caregiver by Sonya K. Singh - In this brutally honest portrait of what it's like to be a caregiver, Sonya bravely serves up her own experience as a lifeline to others. When both of her parents suddenly became unable to care for themselves in 2017, she felt she had no choice but to quit her job and move back to Guelph, Ontario, to become their full-time caregiver. Anyone who has felt the seismic changes brought on by full-time caregiving will recognize themselves in her story. Read more and order the book here.

The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver by Donna Thomson & Zachary White - Personal transformation is usually an experience we actively seek out—not one that hunts us down. Becoming a caregiver is one transformation that comes at us, requiring us to rethink everything we once knew. Everything changes—responsibilities, beliefs, hopes, expectations, and relationships. Informed by original caregiver research and proven advocacy strategies, this book speaks to caregiving as it unfolds, in all of its confusion, chaos, and messiness. Read more and order the book here.

Book Club Format - Moderated author panel, Audience Q & A & Breakout discussions

We hope to see you there in person (@180 John St.,Toronto) or virtually on the SE Health Facebook page.

Watch the Live Stream on Facebook: https://d.facebook.com/SEHealth.SEHC/

For resources on caregiving and self care, visit: https://elizz.com/


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