Finding Meaning and Hope Discussion Series

Finding Meaning and Hope

How can I get support and guidance for my caregiving experience?

About the Finding Meaning and Hope Discussion Series

Join a group of fellow family caregivers to discuss how to regain hope and build resilience when dealing with the complexities of ongoing loss associated with caring for someone with dementia or another cognitive impairment. In the Finding Meaning and Hope series, you will learn skills to help you stay strong, healthy, resilient, and positive as you navigate your caregiving journey with healing and hope.

This 10-week discussion series features videos based on the groundbreaking book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., a leading expert on caregiver grief. Built on solid research and years of practical experience, it offers real help in dealing with the challenges, losses, and rewards of being a family caregiver of someone who is, or is becoming, psychologically absent.

Program Details:

How long is the series length?

  • There are 10 sessions total, and each session is 90 minutes.

Where are the series located at?

  • They are hosted virtually through Zoom and In-Person across the United States.
  • View upcoming dates and details below to sign up.

Is there a cost to participate?

  • No, the program is free for family caregivers!

How can I share this program?

The Meaning and Hope Institute does not provide books. Click here to learn more about Dr. Pauline Boss’ books, or visit your local library.

Upcoming Discussion Series 2024

Virtual through Zoom*

When:How to Sign Up:
Wednesdays, July 3  – September 4
1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. (PST/AZ Time)
Register with Linda Rode:
(480) 868-8023
Call between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
Tuesdays, July 9 – September 10
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Register with Makenzie Gustafson:
(877) 485-2372
Tuesdays, August 20 – October 22
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CST)
Register with Sarah Gavin:
(651) 789-4004
Tuesdays, October 8 – December 10
1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. (PST/AZ Time)
Register with Linda Rode:
(480) 868-8023
Call between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST


When:WhereHow to Sign Up:
Mondays, June 10 – August 12
10:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. (AZ Time)
Oakwood Creative Care Dementia Hub
6915 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207
Register with Barbara Morris:
Tuesdays, August 6  – October 8, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (AZ Time)
Home Instead
14231 N 7th St. Suite 7B Phoenix, AZ 85022
Register with Makalla Fritz:
(602) 638-1470

Page Last Updated: May 22, 2024

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