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 August 31st 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 uncertainty, we aim to continue to fulfill our mission of serving our volunteers and family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with memory loss and other challenges of aging through our three priorities; Support, Education and Resources.
Online Daily Activities Calendar, click on the accordion tab below to view CarePartners’ Activities Calendar. Activities Calendar will be updated weekly.
In-Home Gathering Place Guide, click on the accordion tab below to view or print from home to help keep your loved ones and yourself engaged and entertained at home. Please note the In-Home Gathering Place Guide will be updated weekly.
You can view our Caregiver Educational Events videos on our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. View our online calendar for information on upcoming events. These Caregiver Educational Events will keep your loved ones active at home and provide you with resources during this time. Our goal is to bring you educational, helpful and relevant information about how to better care for yourself as a caregiver, and your loved one with memory issues or other challenges of aging.
NEW! Gathering at Your Place CarePartners is excited to offer a new expression of the Gathering Place program which takes place online via Zoom conference and includes activities for caregivers to do along with their loved ones while at home. These activities are led by our staff and volunteers every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and include many of the fun and engaging activities of our in-person Gatherings: Welcome, invocation, fitness, entertainment or music, games and closing. Click here for information on how to participate or call our offices at 713-682-5995.
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 have developed a handout “Volunteering During a Crisis” which describes CarePartners safety recommendations for those sites considering resuming in-person programming. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change depending upon current local and state mandates and they may vary by location and the individual site’s safety procedures. For more information, please feel free to contact your CarePartners coordinator or Tom Breaux
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.
- Alzheimer's Association
CarePartners' Activity Calendar
Week of March 23-March 27
Week of March 29-April 3
Week of April 6-10
Week of April 13-17
Week of April 20-24
Week of April 27-May 1
Week of May 4- May 8
Week of May 11- May 15
Week of May 18- May 24
Week of May 25- May 31
Week of June 1- June 7
Week of June 8- June 14
Week of June 15- June 21
Week of June 22- June 28
Week of June 29- July 5
Week of July 6- July 12
Week of July 13- July 19
Week of July 20- July 26
Week of July 27- August 2
Week of August 3- August 9
CarePartners' In-Home Gathering Place Guide
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of April 6-10th
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of April 13-17th
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of April 20-24th
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of April 27-May 1
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of May 4-May 8
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of May 11-May 15
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of May 18-May 24
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of May 25-May 31
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of June 1- June 7
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of June 8- June 14
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of June 15- June 21
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of June 21- June 28
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of June 29- July 5
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of July 6- July 12
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of July 13- July 19
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of July 20- July 26
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of July 27- August 2
In-Home Gathering Place Guide: Week of August 3- August 9
- 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.
» Coping with the Coronavirus While Caregiving »» Click here to view.
» Understanding Medication Safety »» Click here view.
» A Presentation on Grief »» Click here to view.
» Los efectos del cuidado de personas »» Click here to view.
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.