The Power of Vision Boards

By Roz Jones

As we age and our loved ones continue to age, it’s important to keep our minds active and engaged. One way to do this is by creating vision boards with our aging loved ones. Vision boards are a great way to encourage creativity, conversation, and connection. Plus, they’re a lot of fun to make!

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a collage of images, words, and phrases that represent your dreams and goals. The process of creating a vision board helps you to clarify what you want in life and gives you a roadmap to achieve it.

Why Vision Boards are Important for the Elderly

As we age, it’s easy to become disconnected from our dreams and goals. Creating a vision board can help your aging loved ones reconnect with their passions and remind them of what’s important to them. The act of physically putting together a board also helps to keep their minds active and engaged. And finally, working on a vision board together can be a great way to start conversations and build connections.

How to Create a Vision Board

The first step is to gather supplies. You’ll need a large piece of poster board or foam core, scissors, glue or tape, magazines, and any other materials you want to use (markers, crayons, etc). Once you have your supplies gathered, sit down with your loved one and begin going through the magazines, cutting out images and words that represent their dreams and goals. Encourage them to be creative and have fun with it! Once they have a good selection of images and words, help them arrange them on the poster board or foam core. Once they’re happy with the arrangement, glue or tape everything down. Hang their finished vision board in a place where they’ll see it every day as a reminder of their dreams and goals. 

Creating vision boards with your aging loved ones is a great way to encourage creativity, conversation, and connection. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Follow the steps above to get started. Who knows—you might just discover some dreams and goals that you share!


Are You a Caregiver Stressing About Finding Time For Yourself this Holiday Season? Check Out My Latest Podcast to Learn Tips You Can Use to Find Time For Yourself!

Many caregivers are perpetually tired from the emotional and physical demands that result from caring for their loved one. Just the thought of your normal routine plus decorating the house, attending special events, shopping for gifts, and preparing special food for the holidays can be overwhelming.
But what if you had more control over the events, expectations, and relationships that often make holiday times so stressful? This could make a huge difference in the way you and your loved one experience the season. 

In this episode, I share tips on how you can find time for yourself during the holidays while still catering to your loved ones.

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The Benefits of Goal Setting

By Roz Jones

Let’s Get started with Goal Setting

You know the drill. You’ve been meaning to accomplish a task for weeks, maybe even months, but for some reason or other you just…haven’t. It’s not that you don’t want to achieve your goal, it’s that something always seems to get in the way. As a Caregiver, you know life happens, and before you know it another day has gone by without any progress being made.

Caregivers are especially susceptible to this type of scenario playing out. With so much on our plates at any given time, it can be difficult to find the focus necessary to complete a project from start to finish. That’s where goal setting comes in! By taking the time to sit down with your client and create a goal-oriented plan, you can increase the likelihood of success while also providing much-needed structure and support.

The Benefits of Goal Setting

There are numerous benefits to engaging in goal setting with your clients. Perhaps most importantly, goal setting can provide a much-needed sense of direction during what can often be an overwhelming and chaotic time. When everyone is pulling in different directions, it can be difficult to know where to focus your energy. By honing in on specific goals, you can help your clients stay focused on what’s important and avoid getting bogged down by unnecessary distractions.

In addition, goal setting can help build trust between you and your client. When you work together to create a plan and set achievable milestones, it shows that you are invested in their success. This can be an invaluable component of the caregiving relationship, particularly as your clients begin to rely on you more and more for support.

Finally, goal setting is simply a good way to promote healthy habits! When we have specific goals that we’re working towards, we’re more likely to stick with healthy behaviors like eating well or exercising regularly. This is true for both caregivers and those receiving care; by coming up with goals that everyone can commit to, you’re promoting wellness on all fronts.

If you’re looking for a way to add structure and purpose to your caregiving relationship, goal setting is a great place to start! Working together to identify specific goals gives everyone involved a sense of direction and promotes healthy habits throughout the process. Plus, accomplishing goals together can help build trust and strengthen the bond between caregiver and client alike. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!


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2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregivers’ experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

Take Back Your Joy This Holiday Season After Losing Your Loved One

By Roz Jones

The holiday season is a time to come together and celebrate with friends and family. For many of us, this time of year is a reminder of what we are thankful for and how much we have to be grateful for. But for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a difficult and painful time.

If this is your first holiday season without your loved one, you may be feeling a range of emotions including sadness, anger, anxiety, and loneliness. It is totally normal to feel this way and there are things that you can do to help make the holiday season a little bit easier.

Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally
One of the best things that you can do to prepare for the holiday season is to take some time to mentally and emotionally prepare yourself. This may mean talking to your friends or family about your expectations for the holidays, setting aside some time to reflect on your happy memories with your loved one, or even taking some time for yourself to relax and recharge.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the holiday season, it is okay to take a step back and take some time for yourself. Do not feel like you have to force yourself into the holiday spirit if you are not ready. It is perfectly normal to need some time to grieve before being able to fully enjoy the holidays again.

Create New Traditions
Another great way to cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one is to create new traditions. This could mean starting a new holiday tradition with your immediate family or close friends, volunteering your time at a local charity or soup kitchen, or even just taking some time for yourself to do something that you enjoy. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it is something that will help you remember your loved one in a positive light.

Seek out Support
Finally, do not be afraid to seek out support from those around you. Talk to your friends and family about how you are feeling, join a grief support group, or see a therapist if you are struggling emotionally. Remember, you are not alone in this and there are people who want to help you through this difficult time.

The first holiday season without your loved one can be tough but there are ways that you can make it easier on yourself. Prepare mentally and emotionally for the holidays, create new traditions, and seek out support from those around you. Just remember that it is okay if you need some extra time this holiday season as you grieve the loss of your loved one.


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1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver. 

How to Avoid Procrastination & Prepare for the Holidays

By Roz Jones

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a time of stress and anxiety. If you’re like most caregivers, you probably have a long list of things to do and not enough time to do them. Add in the pressure of holiday parties, gift shopping, and preparing special meals, and it’s no wonder so many caregivers end up feeling overwhelmed.

One of the best ways to reduce stress during the holidays is to avoid procrastination. That means getting started on your projects as soon as possible and setting realistic deadlines. It also means being organized and prioritizing your tasks. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to avoid procrastination and make the most of your holiday season.

Get started early

One of the best ways to avoid procrastination is to get started on your projects as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean you have to start decorating your house in October or start your holiday shopping in August (unless you want to, of course). But it does mean that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to start your preparations.

The sooner you start, the more time you’ll have to get things done and the less stressed you’ll be. And if you find that you’re getting overwhelmed, take a break! There’s no rule that says you have to do everything at once. Little by little, each task will get done and before you know it, you’ll be ready for the holidays.

Set realistic deadlines

If you’re like most caregivers, you probably have a long list of things to do during the holidays. But trying to do everything at once is a recipe for disaster. Instead, set realistic deadlines for yourself and break down your tasks into manageable chunks. For example, if you’re hosting a holiday party, set a deadline for when all the preparations need to be done. Then create a checklist of everything that needs to be done (e.g., send out invitations, buy food and drinks, decorate the house) and cross each item off as you complete it.

By setting deadlines and breaking down your tasks into smaller parts, you’ll avoid feeling overwhelmed and will be more likely to stay on track. Plus, there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing items off your holiday To-Do list!

Prioritize your tasks

With so many things on your plate during the holidays, it’s important to prioritize your tasks so that you don’t get bogged down by low-priority items. Start by making a list of everything that needs to be done (e.g., decorate the house, buy gifts) and then rank each task in order of importance. Once you’ve done that, focus on completing the most important tasks first and save the lower-priority items for later. This will help ensure that you don’t get sidetracked by less important tasks and will help reduce stress during this busy time of year. 

The holidays are a wonderful time of year but they can also be very stressful. If you’re struggling with procrastination or feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done, take heart! You’re not alone. By following these tips—getting started early, setting realistic deadlines, Prioritizing your tasks—you can avoid procrastination and make this holiday season joyful instead of stressful!


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5 Ways Caregivers Can Jingle Their Bells This Holiday Season!

By Roz Jones

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and coming together. But it can also be a time of stress and exhaustion, especially for caregivers. If you’re feeling the holiday blues, here are some ways to care for yourself so you can fully enjoy the season.

1. Get enough sleep. 

When you’re short on rest, everything feels harder. So make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get a full night’s sleep, try taking a nap during the day or going to bed earlier than usual.

2. Eat healthy and stay hydrated. 

Eating nutritious meals and drinking plenty of fluids will help you have the energy you need to get through the day. Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods that will only make you feel worse.

3. Exercise regularly. 

Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Taking a brisk walk around the block or doing some jumping jacks in your living room can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

4. Take breaks when you need them. 

Caring for someone can be all-consuming, but it’s important to take breaks when you need them. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or watching your favorite TV show, take time for yourself every day to recharge.

5. Reach out to your support system. 

Whether it’s family, friends, or a support group, Lean on your loved ones when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Talking about what’s going on can help you feel better and may give you some much-needed perspective.

This holiday season, don’t forget to take care of yourself! By getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, taking breaks, and reaching out to your support system, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the holidays and create lasting memories with your loved ones.


Did You Catch Angela and Arthur’s Story in Part 1 of A Powerful Story of Love and Caregiving? Check out Part 2 by clicking the link below!

Arthur and Angela’s story is a unique one and in this episode, they share it all with us.

Listen in and get inspired by how they have been able to progress on their journey in love and caregiving.

ATTENTION: INSTAGRAM UPDATE!!!

Thank you for your patience with me as I attempted to gain access to my Instagram account @rozjonesenterprises! Unfortunately, I have been prompted to create a NEW Instagram account.

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Caregiving can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. The information that you will receive from The Caregiver Cafe Weekly Specials Newsletter will support you as a caregiver. Remember…

1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE: The problems you face as a caregiver are experienced by other caregivers. Knowing that you’re not alone can be comforting. 

2. Tools and Resources:  Find caregiver stress management tools and gain perspective from other caregiver’s experiences.

3. LEARN TO: Ask for help, accept help when it is offered, and acknowledge yourself on this caregiving journey. Hear from experts on how to balance caregiving responsibilities by taking care of your needs and involving others to help manage the natural stress and isolation of being a caregiver.