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caregiver

StewARTworks Virtual Gallery Event

September 24, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM Live from the Leavitt Living Room! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s gallery event was shown live on the Foundation’s Facebook page. With the main gallery wall in the living room of the Leavitt home as a back drop, a lively discussion of the vital importance of…
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Lunch and Learn

September 6, 2019 MATTER Chicago Chicago, IL The StewARTworks Foundation brought lunch to members of the healthcare incubator, MATTER, at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Discussions about the Foundation’s mission, how technology can help provide education and support for caregivers, palliative care, and Stewart’s artwork (of course) were on the menu.
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Take a Deep Breath and Reduce Stress

Caregiving is stressful As caregivers, we know we cannot simply outlast stressful situations, no matter how strong or healthy we think we are. Even low levels of stress, those constant small irritants, can affect your health and your ability to provide quality care to your loved one. Studies show that 40-70% of family caregivers suffer…
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Self-Care: The Mechanics of Breathing

Breathing provides us with the most important thing we need to live: oxygen. But as we age, we fall into bad habits; we do not breathe in the most optimal or ideal way. And when stressed, it can feel as if we forget to breathe altogether. Exploring the mechanics of breathing will help us understand…
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The Communal Table

One of the best parts of the StewARTworks Foundation’s annual gallery event is enjoying a glass of prosecco or rose, along with a tasty snack or two while talking with all the wonderful people there to support the foundation and its mission. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to do that this year. Even though we…
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Online Resources – Advance Care Planning

GET PALLIATIVE CARE How to Prepare Your Own Advance Directives Planning for Serious Illness. Advocating for Loved Ones Healthcare Proxy vs. Living Will Planning for the Future: A Living Will Update CONVERSATION PROJECT – Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for advance health care planning. An initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement…
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StewARTworks Foundation Fund and Friendraiser

Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Space 1858 Chicago, IL Space 1858, in Chicago, was the site of the second annual StewARTworks Foundation’s Fund and Friendraiser. This gallery event presented a new selection of Stewart Leavitt’s original artwork, along with a special exhibit entitled “Past and Process” that showed some of Stewart’s…
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Roll-out Celebration for StewARTworks Foundation

Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Terra & Vine Evanston, IL Family and friends gathered in Evanston to celebrate the introduction of the StewARTworks Foundation. Established in memory of Stewart B. Leavitt, the Foundation’s mission is to provide family caregivers of palliative care patients being treated for pain, with the support, information,…
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First Aid Class for Caregivers

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Park Center Glenview, IL This is the first in a series of free classes sponsored by the StewARTworks Foundation providing useful information to caregivers and their families on a variety of topics. In partnership with the Glenview Fire Department, this class provided instruction on non-certified CPR,…
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