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Caregiver’s Retreat – Afternoon Option

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$40

caregiver's retreat

EVENT DETAILS

Date: September 17

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $40

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Presenter: Gordon Creamer

Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – An Afternoon of Reflection

Spend the afternoon being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness, including, but not limited to, dementia. Participants will be invited to engage in storytelling, prayer/meditation, writing and other exercises that validate the caregiver experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones, but who are actively involved in their lives.

Topics that will be explored are intrinsic to the caregiver journey, especially compassion/burn-out, self-care and the various emotions that accompany the caregiver role. A journal is a great companion for this program. A full day option is also available. Guided by Gordon Creamer.

Gordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, earned his master’s in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. He is currently advancing towards a doctorate in Ministry at the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Affirming the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. For more information, please visit www.themissionbridge.com.

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