Helping Strong Families Be Even Stronger

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.

Blue Star Caregivers

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.

Start your journey to caregiving by creating a Vision Board:

Caregivers Empowering Caregivers (CEC)

CEC social events were specifically developed to strengthen our military family members 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 encourage connections that will strengthen you on your journey as a caregiver.

Look for year-round CEC events in your local BSF newsletter!

 

Blue Star Cares

Blue Star Cares is the first-of-its-kind avatar-based technology developed to support caregivers like you! This innovative project, made possible with the generous support of the United Health Foundation, incorporates evidence-based training and peer-based support networks to enhance continuity of care. You’ll experience conversational training and get access to a toolkit to help you help your spouse.

Join our network to hear the latest updates on training opportunities!

 

Caregiver Coffee Chats

Caregiver Coffee Chats: Take time for yourself or grab the kids and your spouse and join one of our monthly coffee chats. Enjoy a free cup on us while connecting with other caregivers and community members. All chats are tailored to meet the needs of local audiences and can provide a platform to learn about local resources in your area while developing new friendships.

Look for details about our monthly Coffee Chats in your local BSF newsletter

Digital Resources

Our resources are constantly updated on our website as we partner with other organizations to provide continued educational opportunities and resources.

Jul
19

Caregivers Empowering Caregivers Social- Colorado Springs

Everyone has different body compositions and makeup. We often wonder what products work best with our bodies. Please join fellow Caregivers and learn not only how to make sugar scrubs, but how to make ones that work well for your body.

Aug
02

Caregivers Empowering Caregivers Social- Coffee Tasting- San Diego

Have you ever wondered why there are so many types of coffee flavors and strengths? Did you know coffee can be effectively paired with different foods to enhance flavors? Come join fellow Caregivers and learn how pair coffee with food and pastries.

Sep
13

CEC Paint the Day Away- San Antonio

Come Paint the Day Away, Relax, and Connect with other caregivers in the community. Pottery Painting at Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center 6363 DeZavala Road | San Antonio, Texas 78249 11:00-3:00 *Childcare and Refreshments provided Space is limited to 25 participants and 25 children

Sep
16

CEC Workshop- San Diego

Caregivers, come embrace, educate, and empower yourself in this half day workshop with Blue Star Families and Hope For The Warriors. You will learn mindfulness practices, how to find your authentic self, and build upon your peer support network. Childcare and lunch will be provided.