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Work Life Program Manager

Kim Andreaus is the Aging and Eldercare Program Manager for Work/Life. She has experience in geropsychiatry; both inpatient and in a community mental health setting. In addition, she has been a faculty member at NCSU, UNC-CH and Wake Tech and has taught courses in gerontology and conducted training in geriatric mental health.

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Living a Meaning-Fun Life

This blog is part of the Aging Well series and is written by Robin Gault-Winton, MSW, owner of the organization, Playing at Life. Play is something done for its own sake. It’s voluntary. It’s pleasurable. It offers a sense of engagement. It takes you out of time; and the act

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Caregiving and the Holidays

If you are a caregiver, the holiday season may bring less Peace and Good Tidings, and more Stress and Frustration.  If you are already feeling overwhelmed with caregiving responsibilities, the holidays may feel more of a burden than a joy.  I think it is fair to say that the holidays are

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Hurricane Florence: How to Help

Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas and neighboring states with storm surge, damaging winds, and catastrophic flooding.  Many SAS employees are wondering how to help. There are many different ways to help provide support and relief to those impacted by the storm. Below are some ideas. When deciding how to give, it

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Working on my moves

As I write this we are halfway through teaching our first Powerful Tools for Caregiving class.  It has been an exciting time of learning and growth for all of us.  Each time I work with caregivers, I am reminded of a common theme – the delicate dance of trying to

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Caregiving and Relationships

Work/Life is focusing on relationships during the month of February.  As the Eldercare Program Manager, I often work with individuals who are caregivers – trying to balance the caregiving role with their spouse/significant other relationship. While some who provide care to their spouse feel the experience strengthens the bond between

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Am I a Caregiver?

We are excited to announce a new Work/Life class offering: “Powerful Tools for Caregivers”. You might be thinking “This sounds great, but I’m not sure if it really applies to me – I’m not really a caregiver, I just do ……………. for (my wife, my husband, my mom, my dad, etc)

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10 Things I'm Learning

Next week I will be facing two major milestones in my life.  I turn 55 ...and the next day I take my only son to college.  These simultaneous occurrences have led me to some soul searching.   At times like this I often turn to my favorite authors/speakers for insight and

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Being Present (#GEHFM)

Work Life has chosen the theme “Wholehearted Living” for Employee Health and Fitness month.   In her book, “The Gifts of Imperfection”, Brene Brown sets down 10 guideposts for Wholehearted Living.   They are all relevant and timely for me, but ultimately I decided to choose one to focus on during the

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