Helping people with disabilities is what we do at Easter Seals, but we can't do it alone. One way to get involved is to attend a caregiver workshop, put together a volleyball team, sit on an event-planning committee, or pitch in on-site at an event -- there's something for everyone. Visit this site often for updated information on events in your area.
Another way to support people with disabilities is to volunteer your time, talent or expertise. Learn more here about volunteer opportunities.
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Caregiver burnout puts your physical and mental health at risk. Respite allows you the time to relax, clear your mind, and find some peace in your busy life. Through Easterseals respite programs, partially funded by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, you could qualify for grant funding to pay for care of your loved ones while you get a break. Applications for Lifespan Respite funding for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia are still being accepted. Click here to complete an online application.
If you are a grandparent or other non-parent relative over 55 raising children who aren’t your own, you may qualify for respite grant funding as well. Click here to complete an application, or call the Community Outreach Program at (302) 221-2087 to complete over the phone.
If you are a caregiver, when you make your New Years’ resolutions, be sure to make taking care of yourself a priority! Each month, in New Castle and Sussex Counties, Easterseals will be hosting Caregiver Workshops – mark your calendars now! Easterseals' Monthly Caregiver Workshops are a great way to learn about topics that are important to caregivers and their families. We know that the journey of each caregiver is unique, and can sometimes be challenging. Come join us as we dive into different topics from financial planning, to fall prevention, to assistive technology - all geared towards helping caregivers like you!
The workshops will be held at:
Easterseals | 61 Corporate Circle | New Castle DE, 19720
Large Conference Room (Entrance 2)
Every Third Wednesday
Easterseals | 22317 DuPont Blvd | Georgetown, DE 19947
Large Conference Room (1st floor)
Every Third Thursday
THE SAVVY CAREGIVER SERIES
Easterseals is partnering with the Lewes Public Library to bring you the Savvy Caregiver Series. The classes, which provide knowledge and skills essential to those who are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, help guide caregivers toward the goal of creating a more fulfilling life for their loved one(s) while also maintaining a healthy balance in their own life. A recent graduate of the series said “Thanks for all you do…these sessions have made a great difference in the way I am dealing with my loved one’s care. I really appreciate it.”
Four consecutive Mondays
9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30
Lewes Public Library
11 Adams Ave | Lewes DE 19958
Registration is required. Please register with the libraries or contact
Easterseals at 302-221-2087 or email@example.com.
Easterseals Annual Caregiver Conference
Caregiving: Up Close And Personal
Easterseals is partnering with the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities to bring you our 9th annual Caregiver Conference!
With this year's theme "Caregiving: Up Close and Personal", attendees will learn from our speakers-some of whom are or have been caregivers themselves- tools and tips as they share their own experiences. Spend the day meeting and connecting with other caregivers and visit with the many exhibitors as well! This is one event you don’t want to miss, so be sure to sign up early and check back regularly for updates!
Embassy Suites | 654 S College Ave | Newark DE, 19713
See the flyer here.
2019 Annual Dinner
Celebrating 100 years of Empowerment
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street | Wilmington, DE 19801
For more information, please contact Stef DiMartine at (302) 221-2065.
WALK WITH ME & 5K FUN RUN DELMARVA
Walk to make a difference! Your participation helps local kids and adults with disabilities and/or special needs receive services that enhance their independence! Enjoy a great time in beautifully-landscaped greens with family and friends!
Check-in/Registration 3:00 p.m.
Welcome: 3:45 p.m.
Run Start: 4:00 p.m.
Walk Start: 4:15 p.m.
32267 Clubhouse Way | Long Neck, Delaware
For more information, please contact Linda Forte at (302) 253-1121.