The Savvy Caregiver Program
RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore
The Savvy Caregiver program is a 6 week training program for caregivers who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias. The program is facilitated by 1 or 2 trained Practitioners. It is based on the notion that family members who become caregivers need to be trained to assume a new role- caregiving- for which they are unprepared and untrained. Throughout the program- and laced through the various program materials such as the Caregiver’s Manual- the central concept that is emphasized is the notion of strategy. Caregivers will be urged to learn, develop and modify their strategies so they can accomplish their role of caregiving- which includes the contented involvement of the person they care for. The program builds information and knowledge about the illness, developing skills to manage daily life, and fosters a different attitude towards caregiving. The program is geared to informal caregivers of those either living at home or planning to return home, and in a moderate stage of illness.
About RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore
49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930, US
To engage persons 55 and older in volunteer service, using their experience, wisdom and skills to meet their communities' critical needs, and in doing so, improve the quality of life for both volunteers and communities.
RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore is your one-stop shopping source for volunteering!
From a few hours a month, to several days a week, to a single event, our volunteers serve in many capacities at over 30 nonprofit agencies in 13 towns on the North Shore.
RSVP is a great way to meet new friends and help your community, while invigorating your spirit and warming your heart.
Contact us to find out what's available in Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Marblehead, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Topsfield and Wenham.