PEARLS - Program Encouraging Active and Rewarding Lives-PEARLS Counselor Training
Healthy IDEAS- Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors-Facilitator Training
A Matter of Balance- Managing Concerns about Falls- Program delivery to elders and class leader training
The Savvy Caregiver - Helping family caregivers of Individuals with dementia-Program delivery to elders and class leader training
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Improving the lives of caregivers-Program delivery to elders and class leader training
Respecting Choices First Steps- Advance Care Planning, a guide to person centered conversations
Stressbusting for Caregivers-Dementia
Program designed especially for individuals caring for an individual with dementia. Stress relief techniques are taught-Program delivery to caregivers and class leader training
Chronic Disease Self-Management-6 week program to help individuals manage their chronic illness-Program delivery to individuals with Chronic disease
Diabetes Self-Management-6 week program to help individuals manage their diabetes
Cancer Surviving and Thriving-6 week program for individuals with cancer and their loved ones cope with the diagnosis and better manage treatment options.
Note: Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic many of the programs we offer are now available in a virtual platform. Please reach out to me to discuss your individual or agency training needs.
Our Newest Programs
This 9-week program is specifically designed to provide non-paid caregivers of an individual with dementia information about the disease process and strategies including healthy living, positive thinkThere were ing and grief, loss and depression to help them cope with the daily stressors they encounter.
This program was offered for the first time in Champaign County. The program was well recieved and we currently have started a list for a future class. Class size is limited. Please contact me if you are interested by calling
We are now able to offer Stress Busting on line.
Cancer Surviving and Thriving
This is a 6-week two-and-a-half hour program that was developed by Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH and Rick Seidel, Ph.D., L.C.P. It is part of the renown Chronic Disease Self-Management Series that was developed at Stanford University in California.
The program is for individuals with or caring for someone with cancer. A few of the topics discussed during the 6 weeks include:
The mind-body connection, getting a good night's sleep, regaining fitness during and after cancer treatment, living with uncertainty, managing pain, fatigue management and getting help, living with uncertainty, cancer changes to your body, communication skills, making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies, cancer and relationships, making action plans and so much more.
Programs This Fall
Notice: Due to the COVID19 Pandemic in person classes scheduled will be offered virtually through a Zoom platform
Please reach out to us if you are interested in participating in any of the following programs.
Chronic Disease Self Management
Cancer Surviving and Thriving
Stress Busting for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
A Matter of Balance Virtual Program
The Center Point of this Organization is Client Centered Services. It is ALWAYS about the Elder FIRST.
We meet you where you are or where you chose to meet.
Confidentiality is upheld to the highest degree. Client information is not shared without a signed release by the client except in life threatening situations.
Training events are customized to meet the needs of the requesting agency. We can bring the training to your office.
Q. Do you provide personal care for my parent?
A. No but I do make referrals to home care agencies and exceptional individuals I know that do provide care.
Q. Are you insured for this type of work?
A. Yes I am insured and bonded to provide these services.
Q. What professional organizations are you affiliated with?
A. I am a member of the the American Society on Aging, Illinois Coalition for Mental Health and Aging, Illinois Pioneer Coalition, Illinois Council on Family Relations
PEARLS TRAINING FEEDBACK
"I thought seeing practice sessions was very useful"
"Useful information for any clinician"
"All of the material was presented effectively and examples given".
Case Management Services Feedback
" Sheila had great ideas to help us access help for my dad. She was able to provide a freshness in a difficult situation." EB
Transition Services Feedback
"My husband and could have never been prepared for this move with out the help of Sheila and her staff. They were friendly, punctual and very careful with our belongings. I appreciated her practical, professional common sense approach to helping us. I have thought many times about what she said, 'Where wil you put that in your new home?' to help me decide to take, discard or donate." S.P.