Blue Star Caregivers
Military life is different and can be difficult. Frequent moves, deployments, and transitions can make it hard for military families to establish strong, trusted networks.
Programs for caregivers and member benefits support the goal of making strong families even stronger. Caregiving for the entire family–across the whole lifecycle of military service from enlistment to retirement and into Veteran status–is important.
At Blue Star Families, we’ve “been there, done that” because we are a team of military spouses and Veterans. We know what it’s like to be part of a military family, and we know that life for the service member is easier when there is a healthy and happy family at home.
We hope you enjoy taking a little time for you and continuing your education in the caregiving space.
Caregivers Empowering Caregivers (CEC)
CEC social events were developed to empower military family members to thrive, specifically those who are caring for their veteran or service member. While focusing on the importance of self-care in a social setting that encourages resource sharing and peer support, we hope to be the bridge to enriching connections that serve you on your journey as a caregiver.
This year, our CEC program transitioned to a cohort that meets virtually to provide support and create a sense of belonging for this population of our community. In-person CEC social events will resume once pandemic conditions allow for safe gatherings per local guidelines.
Caregiver Coffee Chats
Look for details about virtual monthly Coffee Chats in your local Blue Star Families e-newsletter. In-person Coffee Chats will resume once pandemic conditions allow for safe gatherings per local guidelines.
The resources on our website are updated regularly as we partner with other organizations to provide continued educational opportunities and resources.