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Quick Meal Options for You and Mom-Caregiver Smile Summit-Smilecast

Erika Rendon is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Eating well is important for all ages, but especially for older individuals and their caregivers who need to maintain their strength and energy, while often managing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Erika will provide healthy eating tips, meal options, ways to stretch your meals, plus recipes that make sense.

Erika is host of Nourish Senior Life and a franchise owner at Comfort Keepers. She was born in Colombia South America and was introduced to the senior population by her own family and in specific her grandmother who was the primary, 24hr caregiver to her grandfather that had advanced Parkinson’s. As a young person she recognized the desire to help seniors in need and in particular the 24hr caregivers that had limited support and resources. She step-stoned her way to a great career in assisted living and home care. The Nourish Senior Life Campaign is meant to provide education to the senior population on healthy eating choices that are affordable, easy to prepare and convenient for one or two people.

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving – Charlotte Today – Podcast

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Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving

What happens after caregiving is over? According to a recent report from Harvard called The Caring Company, 32 percent of people leave the workforce for family caregiving responsibilities. Many are in senior management. While there is a lot of talk about leaving the workforce, very little has been written about reentering it as well. So, let’s take a look.

What You’re Doing Now is Important

Caregiving is a job in itself. Be proud of what you’re doing. There is no reason to apologize for what you are doing. Because caregiving is becoming so prevalent, when you tell people why you left the job market, they will understand it. Adults 55+ are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce and many have been caregivers. Stand up straight. You’ve done the right thing.

No doubt, reentering the workforce is hard and circumstances vary. How long you have been out of the workforce also impacts your strategy – three months versus three years.  Let’s explore some strategies.

Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving

after caregiving

Reentering the Workforce After Caregiving

What happens after caregiving is over? According to a recent report from Harvard called The Caring Company, 32 percent of people leave the workforce for family caregiving responsibilities. Many are in senior management. While there is a lot of talk about leaving the workforce, very little has been written about reentering it as well. So, let’s take a look.

What You’re Doing Now is Important

Caregiving is a job in itself. Be proud of what you’re doing. There is no reason to apologize for what you are doing. Because caregiving is becoming so prevalent, when you tell people why you left the job market, they will understand it. Adults 55+ are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce and many have been caregivers. Stand up straight. You’ve done the right thing.

No doubt, reentering the workforce is hard and circumstances vary. How long you have been out of the workforce also impacts your strategy – three months versus three years.  Let’s explore some strategies.

Paul DelPonte is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

caregiver smile summitPaul DelPonte is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Paul is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Paul is a strategic communications consultant focusing on aging and public policy areas. He served two terms as Commissioner on Aging in Montgomery County, Maryland, helping the county gain recognition by the World Health Organization as an age-friendly community. In the 1980s, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Alliance for Aging Research. He also authored, Will You Still Treat Me When I’m 65? And Medical Never-Never Land: Ten Reasons Why America is Not Ready for the Coming Age Boom, two landmark reports on discrimination of older people by the medical establishment. As a consultant, he has worked for the nation’s most prominent health and aging organization’s including AARP, Pfizer, Johnson& Johnson, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and others. You can read more on our website. I know Paul as a long-time friend and colleague and now fellow board member at Senior Net.

Her topic is: The Computer Caregiver Connection

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Vickie Dellaquila is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

caregiver smile summitVickie Dellaquila is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Vickie is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Vickie is western Pennsylvania’s first Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and owner of Organization Rules® in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which provides compassionate organizing services for every stage of your life®. She is a founding member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Senior Move Managers and a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. She has been the featured professional organizer on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. She is the author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move. The book is now in its second edition and rated one of the top 100 best books on Aging by Amazon.

Her topic is: Managing Family Dynamics in the Midst of Downsizing

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

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