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Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Caring for the Caregiver: Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is not always easy. The Nourish for Caregivers ministry understands that family caregivers need somewhere to turn to for information, support in their faith and personal connection during the caregiver journey. Each Nourish gathering provides practical approaches, tools and resources to help navigate these times with a Christ-centered view. 

Click here to subscribe to our monthly Nourish for Caregivers e-newsletter.

 
Nourish for Caregivers Virtual “House Calls”

Nourish For Caregivers offers two weekly virtual support groups through the “House Calls” ministry.  Caregivers may participate via land line, cell phone, or through the use of a computer/tablet device. Each session will last approximately one hour depending upon the  number of participants.

  • Tuesdays 11:00 am
  • Thursdays 11:00 am 
  • Visit this website for log-in information: https://page.co/j05Km

Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting

Host ParishMeeting Dates and TimesParish ContactMore Info
CHESTER COUNTY
St. Ann, PhoenixvilleFeb 8th, Mar 8th, Apr 12th
Second Mondays (Virtual)
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Email parish contact for Zoom link.
Chris Granese (Email)Parish website
St. Elizabeth, Chester SpringsFebruary 6th, March 6th, April 3rd
First Saturdays (Virtual)
10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Email parish contact for Zoom link.
Regan Sarmento (Email)
Diane Thompson
(Email)
Parish website
St. Issac Jogues, WayneTuesdays and Thursdays (Virtual)
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting link: https://page.co/j05Km
Nancy Hicks (Email)Parish website
St. Peter, West BrandywineTuesdays and Thursdays (Virtual)
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting link: https://page.co/j05Km
Cathy Samoylo (Email)
Beth Trubachick
(Email)
Parish website
DELAWARE COUNTY
St. Anastasia, Newtown SquareJan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 11th, April 8th
Second Thursdays (Virtual)
11 – 12:30 pm
Meeting link: https://page.co/j05Km
Aimee Gustitis (Email)Parish website
Nativity BVM, Media Jan 16th, Feb 20th, Mar 20th, Apr 17th
Third Saturdays (In person)
10 – 11:30 am
Parish Center
Donna Tustin (Email)Parish website
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth MeetingJointly offered through St. Rose of LimaMary Sheehan (Email)Parish website
St. Rose of Lima, North WalesJan 20th, Feb 17th, Mar 17th, Apr 21st
Third Wednesdays (Virtual)
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Email parish contact for Zoom link.
Amy Juarez (Email)Parish website
PHILADELPHIA
St. John the Baptist, ManayunkTuesdays and Thursdays (Virtual)
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting link: https://page.co/j05Km
Jennifer Rose (Email)Parish website

 

More information:
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.

Questions?
Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or aimeegustitis@outlook.com

Who should come to a Nourish gathering?
Nourish for Caregivers is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent, in town or at a distance. Nourish provides caregivers a faith perspective, as well as practical and emotional supports, useful tools, and shared experiences.

What topics will be covered at a Nourish gathering?
Topics change and vary by month. Meeting topics include: the spirituality of asking for and receiving help, avoiding common pitfalls, communication dynamics, keeping loved ones safe, caring for loved one and yourself, speaking up and more.

Can’t make a meeting in person? Click here to subscribe to our monthly Nourish for Caregivers e-newsletter.  We’ll send you caregiver resources for your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being right to your inbox. 

How to Start a Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Nourish provides you with a well-structured, easy-to-implement program that can help you launch a parish-based, lay-led ministry to facilitate an effective and ongoing care for the caregivers in your community. Archdiocese of Philadelphia parishes receive a discounted rate when launching a new Nourish group.