Workshops

Nelson and Donna Trickett have done workshops for church groups and organizations for over 15 years.  While they are presently limiting their workshops to the Grove City, Ohio area, it is possible to set up a workshop outside of that parameter.  Please send your inquiries to hope@donnatrickett.com 

CAREGIVING 101

This PowerPoint workshop has given caregivers of seniors enormous help in a variety of areas; from finances and medical concerns… to emotional, guilt and relational issues.  There will be an open discussion time to share some new ideas and release many of the caregivers guilt and stress concerns.  Plan to get lots of hugs and support at this one.

 

JOY of OUTREACHING

In this hands-on workshop, the audience will learn simple ways to bring a congregation together (from 5 years old to seniors) in order to bring some joy to residents in neighboring retirement communities and nursing homes.  It’s a win-win FUN situation and it helps to erase the age divide between the youth and the elderly.   There will be music, puppets and lots of laughter at this workshop.

Chat with Donna

Please feel free to email me at hope@donnatrickett.com

Also check out my blog under Recent Posts and, please, I welcome YOUR thoughts and comments.

 

Helpful Books

      With over 1001  easy-to- understand bits of vital information for all caregivers of seniors, from medical, financial and legal to emotional and relational issues that inevitably will come up in the course of your caregiving experience, Caregiving 101 is a must have.

There are 40 pages of vital information to personalize the care of your loved one, lots of resource websites to go to for more knowledge in a variety of subject areas and over 30 pages of often hard to understand professional jargon like “DNR-cc, universal vs. variable life insurance, contingent beneficiaries” and more.  This book will become a constant companion for any caregiver of a senior.

READER’S COMMENT

 

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are on the rise.  And with them are a growing army of caregivers who feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities.  In my book, Inside Mom’s Mind, you will journey into the thoughts of my Alzheimer’s mother from the time she began to show signs of the disease to the last days we shared together.

While her thoughts are interpreted by me through her expressions and our long time mother/daughter bond, I feel you will come to see the multi-faceted parts to this forgetful illness as it brings tears, laughter and hope to the reader.  This book also includes over 100 helpful ideas in working with your dementia loved one.

READER’S COMMENTS

 

This inspiring true story will help you to find hope in your trials.  Treasures from the Wreckage is the story of our tragic car accident in 1978, when our 5 year old daughter died and I was hospitalized for 2 months.  And while that may seem like a very depressing story, please find the courage to finish the book which is riddled with hope and love that only God can provide.

This book takes you beyond that fateful day to the many treasures that could only come from going through a trial, a new appreciation of life and all it’s many blessings that God revealed over time.  Included is a summery of the 11 treasures we gained from our tragedy and a Bible study guide to help you apply those lessons to your trials though the Word of God.

READER’S COMMENTS

 

 

 

Here is a Comment about Caregiving 101:

    Caregiving 101 is Donna’s third book which is filled with creative caregiving ideas and solutions, amazing true stories, fascinating charts, fun cartoons and an extensive section for keeping track of your loved one’s personal and medical information.        It’s a must-have for caregivers of elders and a valuable gift for your own POA (Power of Attorney).”

Stated by Jacqueline Marcell, Author of Elder Rage, international speaker and host of “Coping with Caregiving” radio show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some readers comments about Inside Mom’s Mind:

Inside Mom’s Mind is a great story that provides both education on Alzheimer’s, dementia and living in a facility atmosphere as well as an emotional heartfelt recounting of the feelings and memories of having a loved one with Alzheimer’s.”

Stated by Melissa VanBuren, marketing director at Traditions at Mill Run, an Assisted Living Residence

 

“My mother is now a resident of Crandall due to Parkinson’s Disease plus, and I can relate to many of the same frustrations you site in the book.  Your story could help many other people who are dealing with the same challenges.”

Stated by Judi Bender LSW, director of independent living at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community

 

 

 

 

Here are some reader’s comments about Treasures from the Wreckage:

   “I belonged to a bereaved parent group quite a few years after I lost my son.  When I attended those meetings I met so many people who blamed God for their loss.  They carried so much anger that they turned away from the very help they so desperately needed.  I think Treasures from the Wreckage would have been a great help to those angry hurting people and to anyone who loses a child.  I highly recommend it.”

Stated by Evelyn Barritt, bereaved parent

 

“I believe that Treasures from the Wreckage is highly therapeutic for anyone who has an ear to hear; and Donna Trickett’s style is captivating.”

Stated by Arnold Clauson, pastor

 

 

 

 

Donna Trickett Home

Offering Help to Caregivers of Seniors

hope@donnatrickett.com