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Tips for the Champions (Caregivers in the home)

Below is a series of short presentations of activity ideas for caregivers, presented by:

Maggie Rogers
Recreational Therapist
Certified Dementia Practitioner
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


Rebecca Aclin
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • This special 3-part series was sponsored by GWEP and Called to Care, a program of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Center.  The webinar series was held in November 2020 and was developed specifically to provide resources for caregivers during the pandemic.  Below are links to the recording from each of the sessions.

    Combating Social Isolation and Use of Technology  (60 mins)
    Thomas Cudjoe M.D. - JHU, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Loretta Woodward Veney - Author

    The Pandemic has limited social connections for older adults including social and supportive gatherings. This session will address the impact of social isolation in older adults and strategies to integrate as a caregiver for your loved one as well as yourself to promote a positive well being. Use of technology in caregiving will also be discussed with tips on strategies and applications that may be useful.

    Advance Care Planning-Making Your Wishes Known  (30 mins)
    John Kern -Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services & Theodora Peters– JHBMC Hopkins Elder Plus

    Making your wishes known for your end of life care and what maters most to you is so important. As we face today’s challenges in health care, it is vital that we have in place our documents for our Advance Care Planning for our loved ones and ourselves as the caregiver. This session will discuss Advance Care Planning and review the necessary steps that are required for completion in the state of Maryland.

    How Caregivers Can Make the Most Out of Telemedicine (32 mins)
    Mariah Robertson M.D. - JHU, Geriatric Medicine Fellow

    The pandemic has challenged many in receiving health care via telemedicine due to lack of available technology and or skills in use. Many have visits with their primary care provider via the telephone. This session will address strategies for the caregiver to utilize to make the most of a telemedicine visit for their loved one.

  • Seniors and Caregivers - listen to recordings from past sessions

    Storytelling and Corner Chats presented by Linda Gorman, Librarian,Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    (view flyer) 


    Archived Storytelling Sessions

    April 14, 2020 - Sloppy Joe and Angelina Ballerina

    April 21, 2020 - A Friend Like You and Frog and Toad

    April 28, 2020 - Kiki's Hats and More Caps for Sale

    May 5, 2020 - Bad Hare Day and The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair

    May 12, 2020 - Casey Jones and The Last Train

    May 19, 2020 - Wally and Mae and Those Darn Squirrels

    June 2, 2020 - Under the Cherry Blossom Tree and Clocks and More Clocks

    June 16, 2020 - Oscar's Enormous Purr and Slinky Malinki

    June 23, 2020 - Gone is Gone and One Gift Deserves Another


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