TO:  Staff, Faculty and Academic employees 

FR:  Shira Minerd, Work-Life Resource Coordinator, Human Resources

RE: Becoming A Conscious Caregiver: Taking care of yourself, while taking care of aging loved ones.


Please see below information for staff, faculty and academic employees. 


March 31st from 12:00-1:30pm, join Work-Life as The Journey To Wellness Workshops brings us the support and resources we need to take care of our aging loved ones, while taking care of ourselves. Three speakers will be leading this journey of taking care of the aging person in your life, the importance of taking care of your own health and wellness, and the local programs and services available in the tri-counties. 

Register on Shoreline to receive the zoom link.

Gina Bell is the creator of the Journey to Wellness Workshops. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology, teaches at Santa Barbara City College, has led multiple seminars and courses in the field of psychology and elder care, and as a caregiver for her own parents she has experienced what the journey looks like first hand.

Kathryn Cherkas, Director of Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter, will speak to the range of no-cost programs and services available on a local, community-based level to residents of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 

Linda Abbit

Linda Abbit is the author of The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself, (Simon & Schuster, 2017). She is an eldercare professional and caregiver with more than 25 years of experience. She will speak on how to take care of yourself while taking care of your loved one.

Can’t make a session, or need additional support? Please submit a Service Now request to HR:Employee Services: WorkLife.