Sunday, February 7, 2010

Positive Caregiving Affirmations for Family Caregivers

Positive Caregiving Affirmations for Family Caregivers

Caregiving expert and Author from Massachusetts will address three caregiver support groups in San Diego area from October 21-24, 2006. Available for interviews. Website for author is www. janetedmunson. com and full media kit is on-line.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2006

Janet Edmunson M. Ed. caregiving expert, wellness professional, and author of Finding Meaning with Charles: Caregiving with Love Through a Degenerative Disease, will be traveling from her home in Danvers, MA to San Diego, CA from October 21-24, 2006. She will be addressing three groups over the four days in San Diego.

Ms. Edmunson will be speaking with groups of caregivers in order to provide support and information for them as they care for loved ones. She offers a positive system for staying strong when in the challenging role of caregiver for a loved one. Using caregiving affirmations, Janet learned to "make meaning" of the situation she faced when Charles, her beloved husband of 20 years, was diagnosed with PSP. Since Janet has been both a caregiver and healthcare professional, she has a dual perspective to offer.

On Saturday, October 21, 2006, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Janet will address the PSP Support Group in Laguna Woods, CA, at the Parish Library at St. Nicholas Parish, Laguna Woods, CA. Please contact: Mary Miano, Support Group Leader, 949-855-3972 for more information. On Monday, October 23, 2006, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Janet will address the Parkinson Caregiver Support Group, Irvine, CA, The Rancho Senior Center, at 3 Ethel Copeland Way, Irvine, CA. Please contact: Lisa Wiggins, 949-764-6998 to learn more. On Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at 6:30 pm, Janet will address the Carlsbad Parkinson Support Group, Carlsbad, CA, at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center, 7020 Manzanita Ave., Carlsbad, CA. You may contact: Thelma Balbes, Support Group Leader, 760-918-9887 for more information.

As the Director of Wellness for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Janet has made a successful career of assisting others in creating a mindset of health and well-being and she knows this is a crucial piece of optimum health. Many family caregivers are in need of support, fellowship, and information, in order to remain effective in their roles at home and in their community. Janet’s appearances are designed to provide both a positive environment and practical information.

Her new book, Finding Meaning With Charles: Caregiving with Love through a Degenerative Disease, has been endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Hospice, and by the Executive Director of the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which is a Parkinson’s plus disease. Her website offers more information at www. janetedmunson. com as well as ordering information for this wonderful new resource for caregivers.