National Family Caregivers Month


November is National Family Caregivers Month!

National Family CaregiversNovember is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. JamesCare for Life is recognizing the important role of caregivers by presenting special programming during November. Programs are offered free of charge and are open to family caregivers of cancer survivors. Registration information is below.

For more information, please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.

Programs

Caregiver Conference: Caring for Your Loved One With Cancer

Saturday, Nov. 19
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road

  • Information and resources to help loved ones with the challenges of facing cancer. Presented by a James clinical social worker
  • Legal and financial information to help plan for the future. Presented by an attorney
  • Self-care tools from a music therapist and certified yoga instructor to help prevent caregiver burnout
  • Cooking demo and nutrition presentation on “make-ahead meals”
  • Morning coffee and lunch provided
  • Live stream available. Email jamescareforlife@osumc.edu for viewing instructions. 
  • Registration required

Caregiving 101

Wednesday, Nov. 30
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Auditorium
Martha Morehouse Pavilion
2050 Kenny Road

  • Presentation on common issues that caregivers encounter
  • Tips and resources to help ease the role of caregiving
  • Resources that are available at The James
  • Presented by a clinical social worker from The James
  • Registration required

Simple Strategies to Aid Your Loved One With Daily Challenges

Thursday, Nov. 17
6 – 7 p.m.
Conference Level – L035
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
460 W. 10th Avenue

  • Strategies to address cancer-related pain, emotional distress, fatigue, cognitive difficulties and peripheral neuropathy
  • Presented by occupational therapists from the oncology rehabilitation treatment team at The James
  • Live stream available. Email jamescareforlife@osumc.edu for viewing instructions. 
  • Registration required

Concerts

La Boheme

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Noon – 1 p.m.
Auditorium
Meiling Hall
370 W. 9th Avenue

  • Modern adaptation of Puccini’s famous opera, La Boheme
  • Opera Columbus presents this classic opera, directed by Shadowbox Live’s Stev Guyer, as part of the Opera On The Edge performance series
  • Adapted for English language
  • Presented by Opera Columbus, Medicine and the Arts, and the Heather Pick Music Program 
  • Registration not required

Victory Choir

Friday, Nov. 11
6 – 7 p.m.
Lobby
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
460 W. 10th Avenue

  • Patriotic concert in observance of Veteran’s Day
  • Victory Choir is composed of cancer survivors and caregivers 
  • Registration not required

Douglas Blue Feather

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Noon – 1 p.m.
Lobby – Under Staircase
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
460 W. 10th Avenue

  • Internationally known recording artist and performer of music featuring the Native American Flute
  • Presented by the Heather Pick Music Program
  • Registration not required

Video Library

Available for on-demand viewing.

Videos include:

  • Caregiving 101
  • Caregivers Need Care Too: Tips for Managing Stress
  • Caregivers in Multiple Roles
  • Organizational Tips for Caregivers

For questions or more information, please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.