HELPING CARERS SURVIVE
All sessions and services are selected based on the feedback and need of our aging parent carers, to enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing in an optimum way.
Parent-carers enjoy an annual two day retreat in a four star hotel in coastal Bournemouth, basking in the sun, enjoying a spa, socialising with peers and forging strong friendships. The participants return home invigorated, rested and refreshed.
Our much-awaited outdoor excursions and dining-out nights are brimming with inspiration, comedy and stimulation. They transport our parent-carers light years away from the stresses of their everyday lives, providing an essential enjoyable welcome break.
The Feldenkrais Method develops mind/body awareness to improve ease of movement and enhance mental calm
Few things relieve tension and boost mental health like stimulating physical and leisure activities. Parent carers meet up weekly for invigorating fun-filled sessions like guided cycling, art therapy, dancing, aerobics, aquarobics and Feldenkrais® exercise, for a richly therapeutic outlet for body and mind.
Parents-carers face ongoing challenges and therefore tend to overlook their own needs. Tikva’s counselling and therapeutic sessions, led by a professional facilitator, provide vital support in a safe and friendly group setting. Parent-carers feel validated and understood amongst those who identify with their emotional and physical struggles, which makes the journey more bearable.
Where necessary, we signpost parent-carers to our relevant affiliated organisations, to ensure families receive all the support available to continue in their critical caring roles.