June News and Events
The most comprehensive center for family and professional caregiving.
           by Shelly Slaczka
Our loved one often feels like a hindrance and doesn't always feel the love they should.  Healing the body is linked with healing the soul and it is the soul that suffers when people are not encouraged with love or do not feel it.  The emotional pain for the person who is ill often feels worse than the physical pain.  As a caregiver, it is important that you are aware of how the person you are taking care of is reacting to your interaction.   Physical and emotional touch can bring comfort and encouragement.

Showing concern and awareness as a caregiver for the loved one with a chronic illness shows that you believe them.  Some illnesses will leave a person outwardly looking healthy but they can still be in chronic pain or experience chronic symptoms. People have a hard time believing these individuals are sick at all.  It is easy for us to show doubt which increases the feeling of burden and makes your loved one feel alone.  Battle this feeling by thinking about what your loved one is feeling and experiencing then demonstrate how you would like to be treated. Let them know you see how hard they are trying, and how strong they are when managing their illness.  Simple acknowledgement gives encouragement and helps the person feel comforted and eases their affliction. 


2016 Registration is now OPEN for Attendees!

Tuesday, June 21 McKimmon Conference Center Raleigh
Tuesday, June 28 Durham Convention Center


Next meeting on July 21, 2016
You must become a member to attend.

Radio Show that Focus on Caregiving Concerns
Did you know there is a radio show that can help you?

Caring Connections with your host Nicole Bruno on
97.9 WCHL.  Reaches mainly the Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham County markets.  Listen in at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.  Or you may find the pod casts of past shows by clicking here.

If you have a caregiving question that you would love to have answered on air or if you have a topic you think we should cover please email: nicole@guidinglightsnc.org.

Do You Know Who I Am?
7.0 CEU Dementia Training

"Do You Know Who I Am?" is an Alzheimer's Disease training program for both family and professional caregivers. It is a participatory, interactive, and innovative approach to learning how to more effectively work with individuals with dementia, especially Alzheimer's. Learn more.
Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute

The Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute now offers the DHSR approved Nursing Assistant 1 (NA1) program.  We also have scholarships available to Raleigh residents who qualify.  For more information about this robust and interactive program, please click here.

Information & Referral


Transitions GuidingLights is pleased to offer information and referrals to caregivers seeking resources for a loved one. Caregivers may drop in or call during regular business hours to receive personally tailored referrals to meet their specific care needs. Transitions GuidingLights provides referral services FREE of charge to family caregivers. Call (919) 371-2062 for help TODAY or Click Here To Contact Us


Caring Matters

Transitions GuidingLights offers CPR, AED, and First Aid training.  This is a two year American Heart Association certification. Contact us if you would like to be certified.  

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Awakening Program

The Awakening Program is a comprehensive life management program designed for individuals afflicted with dementia, especially Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Caring Matters

Caring Matters is a 14 video series designed to educate you about the various aspects of caregiving.  Click Here For Videos



Caring Connections

Caring Connections is a weekly radio show for caregivers about caregiving.  This show has entered its third year of production and can be heard locally on WCHL.  All shows are also available via podcast by clicking 

Lending Library

The Transitions GuidingLights lending library houses hundreds of books to aid caregivers in their journey as well as books that will help you to prepare to care.  For your convenience we also have a complete listing of our titles online which can be found here.

Skills Lab

Transitions GuidingLights has a skills lab available. Are you unsure of how to provide assistance with activities of daily living for a loved one? If so, contact us and we would be glad to set up an appointment with one of our nurses who will work with you to practice the skills you need to become a more confident caregiver. Contact us by clicking here.

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