Caregivers

Who are Caregivers?

Caregivers take on the rewarding, yet challenging task of caring for someone in need. They are spouses, children, parents, family members, or friends who step up to help with tasks such as money management, personal care, transportation, housework, or medication reminders. Caregivers invest time, energy, and money into caring and are generally not compensated for their efforts. They often experience increased stress, financial strain, social isolation, and decreased well-being. Caregivers of older adults, persons with disabilities, or children in the foster care system are in need of support, encouragement, and hope as they walk out the often unclear caregiving journey.

Our Vision:

To provide hopeful care to caregivers across the lifespan through partnership, education, and practical support.

What is Cornerstone Cares?

In July of 2019, Cornerstone Baptist church was awarded a grant from the PATH foundation in Warrenton, VA to build a ministry to support caregivers in our community through partnership, education, and advocacy. As the population of senior adults grows over the next few decades, more and more family members will be called upon to provide care for their loved ones. Caregiving can be a rewarding, yet challenging journey that is often unclear, unexpected, and at times very lonely. Our ministry seeks to come alongside caregivers to show them that they are not alone by offering:

  1. Caregiver Advocates: These Cornerstone members come alongside caregivers and their families to listen to their needs, connect them with resources, and support them along the journey of caregiving.
  2. Caregiver Workshops: Events hosted by Cornerstone Cares to equip caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the caregiving journey with hope and empowerment.
  3. Respite Opportunities: Opportunities for Foster Care families to go one a date or take a break and options for caregivers to receive respite scholarships in order to attend our caregiver workshops.
  4. Helping Hands and a Listening Ears: Caregivers can take advantage of being a part of the Cornerstone family as our volunteers offer to make a meal, stop by for a visit, or help with small home repairs.

Upcoming Events

Caregiver Café (February-June 2020):

In partnership with Comfort and Care Support, Inc. we are delighted to offer a space for caregivers to learn from local experts, connect with other caregivers, and take a break. This is a free event. 

                  Café Dates: 10am-12pm 
                                February 1st – Navigating the Health Care System (Knowing Your Options) with Melanie Myers
                                April 18th – Preparing for End of Life Care with Ann Smoot, Capital Caring
                                June 6th – The Home Caregiver, A Practical Guide with a panel of local experts
                  Location: The Center at Cornerstone Baptist Church
                                     40 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 101
                                     Warrenton, VA 20186
Open to all caregivers. Enrichment program offered for care receivers. No personal care provided. Space is limited. Must register to utilize care receiver enrichment program to Dana at 540-347-5922. Respite scholarships offered to families who cannot attend without in-home care.
To register: Call 540-347-5922 and ask for Dana or leave a message. Must register if you are bringing your loved one.

Prepare to Care Workshop (February 29th, 2020):

For the concerned spouse, child, relative, or friend who is preparing to care for a loved one in the future or who has already begun their caregiving journey. This workshop will dive into setting the right perspective on caring, preparing financially, and how to choose services that fit your needs. You don't want to miss out on this informative session. All current and potential caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments provided. 

Date: February 29, 1-4pm
Location: The Center at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 
                 40 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 101
                 Warrenton, Va. 20186
Speakers: Nathaniel Lewis Ed.D., Setting the Right Perspective on Care
                 Clarissa Flemming, Planning Financially 
                 Liesa Dodson, Care Options to Fit Your Needs
Note: Respite scholarships and livestream options available upon request.
Free:
 Register HERE or call 540-497-1208 by February 24th. 

Regiser by 2/24 Online Here:  https://cornerstoneva.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/365036


Kid's Fun Night Respite (March 27th, 2020):

Inviting local Foster Care families to join us for a Kid's Fun night at Warrenton Youth Sports Club. Bring your family for games, pizza, and fun. You are welcome to stay and join the fun or take a break for a few hours and enjoy and evening on the town. Registraiton and details coming soon!


Dealing with Dementia Workshop (April 17th, 2020):

For caregivers navigating the care of someone with dementia, this interactive workshop is paired with a comprehensive guide to equip caregivers. This workshop will help increase the dementia caregiver’s confidence and knowledge as they care for their loved one by teaching them to utilize the Dealing with Dementia resouce guide quickly and easily. Registration coming soon!

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