Blue Star Caregivers
Military and Veteran life introduces unique challenges to the work of caregiving. You are asked to manage the workload of caregiving while dealing with relocations, deployments and family separations, financial insecurity and additional barriers to employment, and your own health and mental health concerns.
For those reasons, self-care is important, but it can be far from easy to practice. Therefore, we formed the Blue Star Caregivers Program to offer a time and space to focus on yourself and establish bonds with fellow military caregivers.
We hope you enjoy the following opportunities and resources in an effort to take time for you and continue your education in the caregiving space.
Caregivers Empowering Caregivers (CEC)
While focusing on the importance of self-care in a social setting that encourages resource sharing and peer support, CEC workshops aim to enrich connections that serve you on your journey as a caregiver.
Our CEC program transitioned to a virtual cohort to meet the needs of this community. In-person CEC workshops will resume once pandemic conditions allow for safe gatherings per local guidelines.
Caregiver Coffee Connect
Look for details about monthly virtual Coffee Connect events in Blue Star Families' e-newsletter. In-person Coffee Connect events will resume once pandemic conditions allow for safe gatherings per local guidelines.
The following resources are regularly updated as we partner with organizations to provide ongoing educational opportunities and support.