Anticipatory Grief Workshop for LGBTQ+ Caregivers
Join FCA for a 90-minute virtual workshop to better understand how anticipatory grief might be affecting you as an LGBTQ+ caregiver.
Grief is an ongoing part of our role as caregivers when looking after family or friends suffering from chronic or terminal illnesses. We grieve the gradual loss of those we care for due to their fading cognition, mobility, or other aspects that defined them. We grieve the loss of parts of who we are, as we prioritize caregiving over activities that recharged us, brought us joy, or even offered us an escape from our day-to-day.
Many of us also experience the weight and pain of the loss of the person we are caring for before their death, yet never identify these feelings as anticipatory grief, or understand the impact this grief has on our wellbeing.
Subjects Covered During the Workshop: defining anticipatory grief, identifying ways in which anticipatory grief may be affecting you, discussing strategies to help process anticipatory grief.
This class is funded by Alameda County Department of Adult and Aging Services, Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging, the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services, San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services, Sourcewise, the California Department of Aging, and co-sponsored by Openhouse.