Courage to Caregivers

Courage to Caregivers

Kristi Horner

2018 Presenter
Health & Wellness category
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March 21, 2019

Courage To Caregivers announced two upcoming Caring for the Caregivers fair at Magnolia Clubhouse.

  • Sunday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Resources and demonstrations to help caregivers focus on self-care, with resources and demonstrations of practices such as (our very own) breathing meditation, yoga, reiki, journaling, nutrition and cooking.
  • Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Additional support for those who are living with mental illness, with information and demonstrations of practices such as behavioral healthcare, art and music therapy and more.

These events are part of their One-to-One Caregiver Support program, but are free and open for anyone to attend.

Learn more >


February 5, 2019

Courage To Caregivers announced the launch of two new programs: a series of breathing meditation sessions, and support group sessions for caregivers.

Research has documented how regulated deep breathing can reduce anxiety, stress and depression, and increase energy levels. Breathing Meditation classes will allow caregivers to learn breathing techniques and participate in guided meditation with credentialed yoga instructors. The program is intended to improve both inner and outer well-being by developing life skills such as mindfulness, self-confidence, coping, stress management, self-care, resilience, and a growth mindset.

The Support Group program is designed to provide a wide range of benefits to caregivers, including:

  • Helping them feel less alone and better understood;
  • Empowering them to solve their own problems, including connecting individuals with other resources to help them make their own informed caregiving decisions;
  • Sharing up-to-date information on topics of interest for caregivers;
  • Providing role models and peers who are contending with the same issues;
  • Allowing caregivers to share personal issues, experiences, struggles and thoughts;
  • Reducing anxiety, improving self-esteem, and reinforcing the importance of self-care.

Sessions for both Breathing Meditation and Support Groups will be 45 minutes long and will take place weekly at two locations:

  • Laurel School on Tuesday evenings beginning February 19
  • Urban Community School on Wednesday evenings beginning February 20.

Participation will be free during the pilot phase of both programs.


November 1, 2018

At Accelerate, Kristi Horner pitched her concept for a program that empowered and enabled caregivers and family members of those living with mental illness to put on their own oxygen mask by providing self-care resources. She recently launched a pilot of her program, which according to a press release, “connects caregivers with volunteers who have experience caring for someone living with a mental illness. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with training and resources to help them take care of themselves both physically and emotionally so they are better able to take care of their loved one.” See the full release >

Kristi was also on WKYC’s October 30 edition of Live on Lakeside to talk about Courage to Caregivers. See the clip >

You can follow Courage to Caregivers progress directly at:

November 1, 2018

At Accelerate, Kristi Horner pitched her concept for a program that empowered and enabled caregivers and family members of those living with mental illness to put on their own oxygen mask by providing self-care resources. She recently launched a pilot of her program, which according to a press release, “connects caregivers with volunteers who have experience caring for someone living with a mental illness. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with training and resources to help them take care of themselves both physically and emotionally so they are better able to take care of their loved one.” See the full release >

Kristi was also on WKYC’s October 30 edition of Live on Lakeside to talk about Courage to Caregivers. See the clip >

You can follow Courage to Caregivers progress directly at: