The Use of Mindfulness as a Younger Caregiver

Instructor: Mary Doane

Dates and Times:
September 21, 2022 (12:15-1:00pm PT)

Becoming a family caregiver at any age is a significant experience. But for younger adults, taking on the role can be especially life altering. In this session we will explore the challenges, joys, and lessons of being a young adult caregiver with a special guest: Caregiver, advocate, and storyteller Aisha Adkins, who at the age of just 28, found herself in the role of a full-time family caregiver. Not long after, she registered for a course at Zen Caregiving Project which helped change the way she approached her caregiving role. Join us to hear and discuss what it’s like to be at the intersection of caregiving and young adulthood and managing your own future while caring for your loved one in the present. 

While continuing as a caregiver to her mother, Aisha is a constituency organizer at Caring Across Generations and co-executive director of the millennial caregiver nonprofit Love Labor Project.  

Her voice and energy can be found in many places, bringing much needed awareness to the experience of younger caregivers. 

This 45-minute session will include a brief meditation practice appropriate for any level of experience, and Q & A.

Who is the forum for?   
The forum is open to everyone, especially new caregivers and millennial caregivers. No meditation experience is required. To register, click on the Register button on the right.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 12:15 – 1:00 pm (Pacific Time/Western US)

The forum will be conducted through Zoom. Log-in information will be sent to participants by email prior to the session. (The Register button is on the right-hand side of this page)

*Please note: 
Registration will close 2.5 hours before the session begins.
This session will be recorded.

About Aisha

Aisha Adkins, Constituency Organizer, is an advocate, storyteller, and caregiver based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, she became a caregiver when her mother was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia. She came to Caring Across originally as a care activist in 2016 and participated in the inaugural Care Fellowship in 2019.

While earning her Master’s of Public Administration from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, she fulfilled internship requirements as Organizing & Legislative Analyst. In addition to her policy work with CAG, she is also the co-executive director of millennial caregiver nonprofit Love Labor Project and sits on a number of boards for caregiver-focused projects and nonprofits. When she is not advocating for older adults and the people who care for them, she enjoys live jazz music, hanging out in parks with family and friends, and hopes to start a collection of Afro-surrealist art.

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