Launching a caregiver support program in your community


Webinar Details 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 
Start Time:  10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET 
Speakers from Area Agency on Aging 1-B:
Julie Lowenthal,
Coordinator of Volunteers and Caregiver Services 
Katie Wendel, Director of Planning and Advocacy 
Family caregiving can be a grueling responsibility, and it often seems there is never enough help. One community organization in Michigan set out to make a dent and launched a free caregiver coaching program to support the family caregivers in its community. The Caregiver Coaching program is a nationally recognized program that matches volunteer ‘coaches’ with caregivers for personalized, one-on-one, virtual support provided by phone. Hear from AAA1-B about how they launched and managed the program, the results for caregivers, and their biggest challenges and lessons learned.  
Topics Discussed: 
  • Structuring a caregiving coaching program that's virtual 
  • Selecting and training volunteers as 'coaches' 
  • Making the right coaching match 
  • Using technology to simplify data collection