Mindfully Caring for Elders


Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am



Our parents, older relatives, and other elders in our lives provide a rich source of wisdom, comfort, companionship, and connectedness with our history. But there are also times when the challenges of caring for an individual entering the later stages of life can seem anything but joyous. And if we are simultaneously caring for our own children—especially in exceptional circumstances, when resources are limited, routines are disrupted, and uncertainty abounds—then the strain may become difficult to manage.

Tara Healey teaches us mindfulness practice to respond to the challenges of caring for elders and others with a special steadiness of mind, so caregiving demands do not overwhelm us. Participants will also be exploring techniques focusing on self-care, thereby ensuring that their storehouses of compassion do not become depleted when needed the most. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Introduction to Mindfulness, Ten Percent Happier, or a current mindfulness practice.

Click here to register for this free webinar (HarvardKey protected)