Happy #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday!
Today, Digital Sisterhood Network (DSN) is sharing information about digital wellness resources for women caregivers as a part of our Leadership, Lifestyle and Living Well initiative and participation in AARP’s #CareSupport Campaign. AARP is a nonprofit organization that helps people who are 50 and over turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning.
AARP’s web site and social media presence offer a diverse portfolio of resources to its membership of more than 37 million and the general public. AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center is one of DSN’s favorite online destinations. Here’s why. There are plenty of great articles and tips that women caregivers can use to support their wellness journey as they care for their loved ones. Check out our list of favorite resources below.
- Gadgets to Make Life Easier
- 6 Tips for Setting Caregiving Limits
- 10 Ways to Deal With Caregiver Stress
- Develop a Respite Plan
Be sure to join AARP’s online chat on how to stay healthy while caregiving with Dr. John Whyte, author of AARP New American Diet, today from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to access the chat. Be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #cgchat and follow @AARP.
Also, plan to celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by visiting the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ EatRight.org site and incorporating the “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” tips and resources into your daily life.
Women’s Wellness Resources:
Check out WomensHealth.gov, an online resource center managed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to find the fitness and nutrition resources.
Did you know that the Office of Women’s Health sponsors National Women’s Health Week? It will be held on May 12-18, 2013. Click here for more information and resources that can support women caregivers.
I have included additional caregiving, meditation, and yoga resources below that women caregivers can use to nurture their bodies, minds, and spirits.
1) Caregiving Resources
- Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet by WomensHealth.gov
- Six Self Care Strategies for Women by Centerstone
- Taking Care of the Whole You by NewLatina.com founder Angélica Pérez-Litwin
- A Black Academic Woman’s Self-Care Manifesto by Dr. Erica Lorraine Williams, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College
- APA.org presentation on women’s self-care by Dr. Anabelle Bejarano
2) Meditation Resources
3) Yoga Resources
- Ananda Leeke’s Kind & Gentle Office Yoga Video on Opening Your Heart
- Yoga Journal’s Round Out Your Practice: Stress-Relief
- Yoga Journal’s Office Yoga for De-stressing at Work