Kinship believes that mental health is important at every age!
At Kinship, we believe that mental health is important at every age, as it is an essential component to overall wellbeing. The mental health needs among the senior population are often overlooked and widely underserved. Kinship Wellness addresses these needs with the ultimate goal of strengthening resilience through educational workshops & social-emotional support for both seniors and caregivers.
caregivers practicing resiliencE (CPR)
caregiver group workshop
This 6-week group workshop for caregivers is more than a support group. It will provide psycho-educational information on caregiving where participants can also share their experiences with other caregivers, in the comfort of a closed group. A closed group means that the same members will be in attendance for the duration of the workshop.
Every Thursday from 10:30am- 12:00pm, beginning 04.06.23 until 5.11.23.
This workshop is led by a mental health professional and is focused on fostering resilience through intentional self-care. Weekly sessions will provide not only a space to share, but also to learn stress-mitigating techniques while managing the many aspects of any caregiving role. Participants will learn evidence-based techniques to reduce stress that are based in mindfulness with a cognitive--behavioral approach.
Who cares for the caregiver?
Participants will be led to explore different answers to this question while learning active ways to more effectively care for themselves in the process. Take this brief survey to see if CPR is the right fit for you.
Eligibility is open to individuals who are caring for a loved one with short or long-term limitations due to illness, injury or disability. Participants are expected to attend all 6 workshop sessions.
Take this short quiz to see if you're a caregiver!
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per semester. Participants are required to attend every workshop session; Potential participants should take this into consideration before enrolling.
If the current workshop is full, we will offer you a place on our waitlist for the next workshop.
Please review the CPR Enrollment & Supporting Documents packet for more details.
To enroll or inquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.314.0300.
You may complete the CPR Enrollment & Supporting Documents packet and return via email or
in-person to Kinship Senior Center Mon - Fri 9:00am-12:00pm; Please call ahead if you plan to drop off at the center.
---- The cost is set at $100, which includes 5, 1.5-hour group sessions ($20 per session).
---- Refunds will not be granted unless there are extenuating circumstances.
The workshop will be held at Kinship Senior Center in the Mary Wilkinson Memorial Room, which has its own entrance located on Freret Street. Instructions will be given before the workshop begins.
What to expect
Objectives of CPR:
Learn evidenced-based techniques that can help relieve daily stress
Discuss emotional boundaries and how to set them to help against burn out
Gain a deeper understanding of “self-care”
Learn how to implement self-care as a sustainable practice
Learn simple, attainable ways to strengthen your resilience
Connect with other caregivers who share a unique understanding of what it’s like to be a caregiver
The safety of our community remains our highest priority. We highly encourage full vaccination against COVID-19, including boosters. While all of our members have received their vaccinations, we are currently still requiring indoor-masking to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Kinship rents space from an ADA-exempt facility. We use a mobile ramp to accommodate persons who use wheelchairs.
You can view these useful resources for more information on mental health & aging:
National Council on Aging: Supporting Older Adult Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health: Older Adults & Mental Health
Centers for Disease Control: Mental Health & Aging in America
Helpful resources for Caregivers:
Called to Care: A Guide for Family & Friends (Johns Hopkins)
Association of Health Care Journalists: Strategies to Support Caregivers
Kinship Wellness is a subsidiary of Kinship Senior Center.