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Welcome to the willGather: Navigating the world with your aging loved one podcast! Thank you for joining us. 

May 26, 2021

When families and caregivers are searching for the "right" community for their loved ones, the activity and life engagement program is one of the most important factors in that search. How will mom or dad be able to live out their joys and interests? Are they building community and fostering growth in...

May 19, 2021

How do we avoid burnout and find healing in our role as a family caregiver? Our worlds of caring for our children and also for our older adults are colliding. Oftentimes we are "sandwiched" between two generations we deeply love and care for.

Today, I interview Patricia Sheveland, best-selling author and certified life...

May 12, 2021

Once you've received your loved one’s diagnosis- where do families begin to look for help and support?

There is an adjustment period needed to be present and understanding of the new diagnosis.

Today we talk about what are the dynamics of empathy, what does an empathic family member look like, and how can they be...

May 5, 2021

The burnout rate for caregivers is alarmingly high. Stress plays a large role in affecting our health and our ability to properly care for our loved ones.

How do we create an effective contingency plan should we or our loved one’s caregiver fall ill or are unable to provide care?

Stephanie Erickson, author of Plan for...