Annual CALM Conference 2023 (Original)

Our 23rd Celebration of National Family Caregiver Month this year is giving us all permission to take a breather. Family caregivers have a well-earned reputation for always being on the go, for doing it all (and then some), for having all the answers (or at least knowing how to get them), and for charting a path to get whatever is needed done. Phew! We’re tired just thinking about all you do. So, we thought of what might help you most, and it’s not “doing more”; rather, it’s learning about the power of putting things on pause. Yes, it may sound impossible or, at best, counter to how you have kept it all going, but we think you’ll get a lot out of what we’ve got planned for you. It’s all about slowing down, practicing self-care, surrendering in ways that will energize you and give you back more joy.


Wednesday, 11/15, Time 10:00 am to 11:15 am | ONLINE


Pausing gives us the power of new perspective on an old story. Come gain insights from acclaimed journalists and caregivers who are amplifying the voices and experiences. This event includes experts from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC) at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology of USC along with an esteemed panel of journalists, caregivers, and practitioners.


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Wednesday, 11/1, Time 10:00 am to 11:30 am | ONLINE

Join us for our KICKOFF event. It’ll be VIRTUAL, so you can join from the comfort of wherever you are.

“Putting Burnout on the Backburner: Helping Caregivers Care for Themselves

Independence at Home’s mental health experts along with USC family caregiver consultants partner up in this presentation on how our energy is depleted when we’re always “on” (something family caregivers know a lot about). But how do you hit the “pause” on life when it seems impossible to do so? And what would happen if you choose to…? Come learn how to give yourself permission to say “no” and more from licensed therapist Tani Gho, LCSW, Mental Health Specialist with SCAN/ Independence at Home. (The presentation will be offered in Spanish as well LIVE on Monday, November 6 at 6 pm PT (see below).)

Saturday, 11/4, 10 am to 1 pm | DRIVE-THRU CELEBRATION

It’s a CELEBRATION in honor of YOU!

It’s time you take a break, so come join us — you don’t even have to get out of your car! This is an in-person event and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 200 registrants. On the first Saturday of November, we’re inviting family caregivers to participate in a FUN DRIVE-THRU at the First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles during which we’ll be handing out goodies as well as information to help you help yourself in managing all you do in your family caregiving life. All the information on this one is on the flyer here. To GRAB ONE OF THE LIMITED SPACES click on the link in our flyer.

Monday, 11/6, Time 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | ONLINE

Dejando el agotamiento en segundo plano: ayudar a los cuidadores a cuidarse a sí mismos
LIVE presentation in Spanish of our kickoff event (see above).