Caregiver Support Coordinator
(South Shore and South West Districts)
As Caregivers we understand how truly necessary we are to each other, that is why I am thrilled to help establish support and services to caregivers in Western Nova Scotia.
Providing support to family members dealing with cancer, and most recently dementia has changed my perspective and how I live my life. It has taught me how to see the person beyond the disease, and the importance of living in the moment. I understand that fear of uncertainty and know that outside support is essential and should always be available to caregivers and their families. I am committed to developing a network of support for caregivers in our region.
I have over 25 years of experience working in clinics, restorative care centers, and the community providing direct support and programs for children and adults with special needs, communication disorders, and most recently seniors with cognitive impairment. As a long time community volunteer, I have had the opportunity to serve on educational and advisory boards dedicated to improving life in rural communities. My most recent volunteer efforts have included; The Heart and Stroke Foundation, facilitating presentations and health fairs and volunteering with Palliative Care at the South Shore Regional Hospital.
Contact Jennifer: Western@CaregiversNS.org | 902.521.5592