Come, laugh, shout, whimper, weep, or simply remain silent and hear how Frances transformed herself from a tentative and uncertain caregiver into a compassionate and empowered caregiver.
Educator, caregiver, poet and internationally published award winning author of sixteen books, Frances Kakugawa is here to take us on her personal journey, through her poetry and actual experiences, on how she rose above the challenges of caregiving and found meaning and dignity in caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease.
Hear her read some poignant poems on her experiences and how poetry, story telling, use of language and humor became part of her tools in helping her transform from a scared caregiver into a capable and passionate caregiver.
She shares of lessons learned, and the choices confronting caregivers to either succumb to the realities of caregiving or to live with that small light of our own humanity by offering our loved ones, the dignity in living the last years of their lives.
A short writing workshop with Frances Kakugawa will follow the lecture. This special program is co-sponsored by Kimochi.
Note: All times are Pacific Time zone