Updates on our CarePartners’ COVID-19 response
CarePartners continues to monitor the rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19 virus and at this time are taking preventative measures to protect our volunteers, partners, clients, staff and donors. Our NUMBER ONE goal is to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus and keep our clients, volunteers, staff and donors safe from potential exposure.We are joining the community wide effort to prevent the spread of this illness and, so, effective Monday, March 16th until May 10th we will be canceling all CarePartners related programs, activities and events that include; Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground, Caregiver Education Events and Sweet Charity. We did not take making this decision lightly but given the vulnerable population served, and sweet charity attendees, we felt it was the right decision to cancel.
During this time of uncertainly, we aim to continue to fulfill our mission to serve our volunteers and family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with memory loss and other challenges of aging through our three pillars of service; Support, Education and Resources.
Common Ground Tele-Conference held twice per week on Tuesdays at 10 AM & Thursdays at 2 PM, click here on information on how to call in.
Online Daily Activities Calendar, click on the accordion tab below to view CarePartners’ Activities Calendar. Activities Calendar will be updated weekly.
You can view our Caregiver Educational events videos we want to share with you on our YouTube Channel. These Caregiver Educational events will keep your loved ones active at home and provide you with resources during this time.
Below are also some additional resources that can help you stay informed and other resources such as free telephone learning sessions to help family caregivers. We will keep updating this page as soon as more information and resources are available.
Your CarePartners’ Coordinator will remain in close contact with you regarding resuming our programs. We are hopeful that the virus slows down and doesn’t gain anymore traction than it already has in our community.
We encourage you to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying informed and following the CDC and World Health Organization’s updates and use basic preventative measures to protect yourself from the spread of respiratory diseases.
- What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Community Spread
- Older People & People with Chronic Diseases at Higher Risk
AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). Click here for more information.
AARP wants you to know that they are providing information and resources to help older people and caregivers protect themselves from the virus and prevent its spread. You can find AARP’s coronavirus resources at www.aarp.org/coronavirus.
- CarePartners' Activity Calendar
- City of Houston Covid-19 Emergency Page
Home Care Assistance
In an effort to help combat loneliness during this time of social isolation, Home Care Assistance has created a 28-page resource guide to promote engagement and stimulation. Chock full of fun and meaningful activities that senior residents can do via their computer or smartphone. Whether it’s taking a virtual tour of impressionist artwork at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay, viewing a timeline of the world at the British Museum, listening to the Vancouver Symphony’s final performance to watching animals at the San Diego Zoo, there is something for everyone!
- Ready Harris
- The 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE
- Walgreens Covid-19 Response
WellMed Charitable Foundation
WellMed Charitable Foundation is offering free telephone learning sessions for family caregivers.
Upcoming Caregiver Teleconnection sessions
» Coping with the Coronavirus While Caregiving »» 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 18, March 15, & April 1. Click here to register.
» Understanding Medication Safety »» 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19. Click here to register.
» A Presentation on Grief »» 1 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Click here to register.
» Los efectos del cuidado de personas »» 10 a.m. Friday, March 27. Click here to register. Click here to register.
World Health Organization
We encourage you to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying informed and following the World Health Organization’s updates and use basic preventative measures to protect yourself from the spread of respiratory diseases.