Caregiver Program October 6, 2020

Presented in partnership with Cecil C.A.A.R.E Committee (Caregiver Assistance And Resource Education)

  • 9:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
    Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Dementia Spotlight Foundation – Shining a Light on Dementia
    Gary Joseph LeBlanc is the Director of Dementia Education for the Dementia Spotlight Foundation. He is also a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist. Mr. LeBlanc is the author of many books on caregiving such as “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness,” and ”Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors.” His writings, trainings and speaking events utilize his 5,000 plus days and nights of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory-impaired.
  • 12:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m.
    Kim Burton – Supporting the Caregiver Brain
    Kim Burton is the former Director of Older Adult Programs where she worked for 20 years on programs of education and advocacy to improve support for the mental health of older Marylanders. In her position, Kim developed Maryland’s mental health and aging website, several training programs and a guidebook with comprehensive mental health information and resources which is free through the Mental Health Association of Maryland. Kim continues to lead advocacy and education initiatives for aging adults. Kim travels throughout Maryland and beyond, to continue her goal to engage, educate and promote a message of hope for mental wellness in later life. She has a passion for education and wants older adults to understand their brains and their minds so that they can do what they need to have a great quality of life.
  • 2:00 p.m.—3:15 p.m.
    Jessie Fairchild, Bodhi Counseling – Caring for the Caregiver
    Jesse Fairchild graduated from Loyola University in Maryland with an MS in Clinical Psychology. She received licensure as an LCPC in 2008 and as an LCPC Approved Supervisor in 2012. In, 2011 Jesse established Bodhi, a mental health counseling private practice in rural Cecil County Maryland. With the vision of empowering people on their journey of self-discovery and mental wellness, Bodhi focuses on providing compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficient services to those who seek to awaken to their inner world.

Please register for each session separately. We will provide a different Zoom Invitation link for each session you are registered for.

Please register here:

For more information – contact:
Tammy Rapposelli, Cecil College, at 443-907-1378
or Heike Button, DCS, at 410-996-8170