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Caregiving Series
Part II: Resilience

Parkinson Society British Columbia recognizes the efforts made by carepartners and caregivers every day. We invite you to join our interactive two-part caregiving series. Part two features presentations from speakers, Dr. Kaitlyn P. Roland and Jolyon Hallows, followed by a Q&A session and breakout discussions. For part one, please click here.

Building Resilience in Caregiving | Dr. Kaitlyn P. Roland

Dr. Roland is a research scientist at the Office of the Seniors Advocate and the Insitute on Aging and Lifelong Health. In this session, she discusses the challenges of caregiving, including the overwhelming responsibilities and competing demands many carepartners face. Without positive coping strategies in place to deal with these difficulties, carepartners are likely to experience stress, which can have a negative impact on emotional and physical health. Resilience is an effective coping strategy, especially used in combination with communication strategies and social support. Dr. Roland will discuss resilience as a way for carepartners to sustain health and capacity to care, both for oneself and others.

Harnessing Negative Emotions | Jolyon Hallows

Jolyon is a caregiver advocate and author. In this presentation, he will introduce participants to a new way of shifting your perspective on negative emotions, in order to embrace them as a potential tool for helping carepartners. This session will cover some of the major negative emotions carepartners may experience, and explore what they mean. Tools and techniques on how to analyze and respond in these situations will also be covered.

Q&A Session & Breakout Discussion | Dr. Kaitlyn P. Roland & Jolyon Hallows

Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm PT
Capacity: 40
Cost: Free


Registration closes on Wednesday, May 19. Login instructions are emailed approximately 24 hours before the event.


A note on the collection of information: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

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