Free book when you join The Caregiver’s Path Community

May 26, 2012 by  
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On Join The Caregiver’s Path Community
Helping you find meaning and support as you travel along the caregiver’s path

What is The Caregiver’s Path Community?
The Caregiver’s Path Community is a place to have a deeper conversation about what matters to you, what you worry about, and what you need help with. It is an online community of people who are going through what you are going through. Viki understands how difficult it is for caregivers to get out of the house to get the support they need. This is why she has created this place where you can go in the middle of night and say your truth and know that someone is listening and understands.

This is about your life. You matter too!

The Caregiver’s Path Community is where you get your “emotional insurance.”
It is a safe, private, supportive, educational and compassionate place for both family and professional caregivers.

What are caregivers talking about in the Discussion Forum right now?
“I think it is time to take my husband’s car keys away but how do I say it to him?”
“I am taking care of my mom and she just said the sweetest thing.”
“I am really overwhelmed right now and my family isn’t helping.”
“I’m in a crisis! My grandfather just fell and broke his hip. What do I do next?”

What do you get when you sign up?
• A free copy of the book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t.
• 2 webinars per month where you can get your questions answered, hear interviews with experts, receive additional education from Viki, and much more.
• 24/7 Caregiver Discussion Forum
• Online crisis support from Viki and your caregiver friends
• Audio and video trainings (coming soon)

Downloadable Bonus Gifts when you sign up:
• Two-part series on “Protecting and Respecting the Person in Your Care”
• Crisis Worksheet
• Questions to Ask When Making Medical Decisions

What does it cost?
Start up offer: $30 – This includes a free copy of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t and three months of online community support! (Non-refundable) If you already have a book, you can join for the first three months for $15.
After three months, it continues at $9.95 per month. And of course, you can cancel anytime.

How do I get started?  After June 1st,
Register at

Caregiver Resource Day at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on March 19 from 8:30-1

March 10, 2011 by  
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Caregiver Resource Day

Viki will be speaking at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s annual event which provides support, education, and resources to caregivers – will be held on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Santa Clarita. With its title sponsor Comfort Keepers In-Home Care, the free symposium will provide information and advice from leading experts, including a noted Alzheimer’s researcher and a bioethecist. Registration, networking, and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. with lectures commencing at 9 a.m. Free adult day care is available during this event but requires advance registration. The event is open to community members 18 years of age and older. Care-giving-related businesses are invited to host vendor tables at the event and/or provide sponsorship.

For further information about Caregiver Resource Day please contact SuzAnn Nelsen or Diana Sevanian at 661-255-1588. You may also email them at or

Have a kind and respectful day.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati is hosting Viki Kind – “Empowering caregivers who are making the difficult decisions” Thursday, March 17 from 6:30-8PM EST

March 10, 2011 by  
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The Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati is hosting Viki Kind – “Empowering caregivers who are making the difficult decisions” on Thursday, March 17 from 6:30-8PM EST

The Kenwood by Senior Star
5435 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227

RSVP: (513) 721-4284

Click here for a brochure about all of the services available from the Alzheimer’s Association in Cincinnati

Have a kind and respectful day.

The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community will be hosting a lecture by Viki Kind “Empowering Caregivers to Make the Best Decisions” on January 18, 2011, 7-8:30PM

January 17, 2011 by  
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The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community will be hosting a lecture by Viki Kind “Empowering Caregivers to Make the Best Decisions” on January 18, 2011, 7-8:30PM

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
8609 South Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
Fax: 305/668-0048

If you, or a loved one, are living with cancer, you are not alone. Three out of four families are affected by cancer. It’s a difficult time. Dealing with treatment and its side effects can be a struggle for both patients and families. Juggling family, professional and financial responsibilities can be overwhelming. Coping with the emotional burden can be exhausting.

Too often the practical and medical issues push the psychological issues aside. Patients often keep their deepest fears and worries to themselves, reluctant to share thoughts of hopelessness with family members who are supporting and caring for them. Family members will keep some of their deepest emotions to themselves as well, protecting the patient from feelings of anxiety, despair, and even anger.

There is good news: the Cancer Support Community can help. And it’s FREE.

It’s a place where both patients and family members will find support, education and hope. Support groups address emotional issues for patients and families. Educational workshops get important questions answered in a non-clinical setting. Stress management programs enhance health and well being. Every program is offered free of charge. All are lead by professionals licensed in their fields of expertise.

The comfortable, homelike environment at the Cancer Support Community makes sharing and mutual support easy.

We do not offer medical treatments, alternative treatments, or hospice care. Our services are offered as a compliment to conventional treatment, although anyone undergoing any kind of care is welcome. People come at diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence or several years out of treatment. They all come to learn they are not alone in their fight–whether for physical, emotional or spiritual recovery. Together, they regain a sense of control over their lives and ultimately discover that hope is a valuable tool irrespective of the stage of disease.
Our Mission
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
“My group is one place where I can be totally honest and feel and express my emotions. I leave feeling cleansed and inspired, hope fresh again.” – Participant, the Cancer Support Wellness Community.

Our Philosophy
“Cancer patients who participate in their fight for recovery, along with their healthcare team, will improve the quality of their lives and may enhance the possibility of their recovery.”
-Harold H. Benjamin, Ph.D.
Founder, The Wellness Community (now known as Cancer Support Community)

Our Beliefs Include:
• Many, many people recover from cancer.
• Cancer patients can benefit from sharing experiences and support with others, and need not be alone.
• Cancer patients can participate in their recovery along with their healthcare team.
• Family members and friends of an individual with cancer, including children, can also benefit from information and support.
There is Hope.
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (formerly known as The Wellness Community-Greater Miami) is part of a national organization that has been providing services to adult cancer patients and their loved ones for over 28 years. The first Wellness Community opened in Santa Monica California in 1982. In July 2009, The Wellness Community-National and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.

Today, the Cancer Support Community provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online. To find a community-based center in your area, visit