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.
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During these uncertain times, Nourish For Caregivers will continue to foster community for caregivers in the privacy and safety of your own home through Nourish “House Calls”. Our mission is to bring hope and encouragement to those who feel hopeless and helpless in the face of this viral epidemic. Caregivers may participate via land line, cell phone, or through the use of a computer/tablet device. We hope you will join us as well as share this information with other caregivers who may benefit from these shared experiences. Each call will last approximately one hour depending upon the number of participants.
- Tuesdays 11:00 am and 9:00 pm
- Thursdays 11:00 am and 9:00 pm
- Visit this website for log-in information: https://page.co/j05Km
Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting
|Host Parish||Meeting Time||Parish Contact||More Info|
|St. Andrew, Newtown||Start date to be determined.||Donna Salvucci (Email)|
Kathleen Cardinal (Email)
|St. Ann, Phoenixville||Virtual Zoom Meetings|
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Email parish contact for details.
|Chris Granese (Email)||Parish website|
|St. Elizabeth, Chester Springs||Start date to be determined.||Regan Sarmento (Email)||Parish website|
|St. Issac Jogues, Wayne||Start date to be determined.||Nancy Hicks (Email)||Parish website|
|St. Peter, West Brandywine||Start date to be determined.||Cathy Samoylo (Email)||Parish website|
|St. Anastasia, Newtown Square||Virtual Zoom Meetings|
10 – 11:30 am
Email parish contact for details.
|Aimee Gustitis (Email)||Parish website|
|St. John Chrysostom, Wallingford||Start date to be determined.||Mary Chollet (Email)||Parish website|
|Nativity BVM, Media||Third Saturdays (In person)|
10 – 11:30 am
|Donna Tustin (Email)||Parish website|
|Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Meeting||Fourth Saturdays (In person)|
10 -11:30 am
Rectory Meeting Room
|Mary Sheehan (Email)||Parish website|
|St. Rose of Lima, North Wales||Hybrid Meetings (In person/virtual)|
1:30 – 2:45 pm
|Amy Juarez (Email)||Parish website|
|St. John the Baptist, Manayunk||Start date to be determined.|
|Jennifer Rose (Email)||Parish website|
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.
Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Once a month, 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.
- Contact our Nourish for Caregivers local coordinator, Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or email@example.com
- Learn more on the Nourish for Caregivers website
- Contact the Nourish for Caregivers founders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the introductory packet and a sample meeting