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Caregiver Community Connection (C3)

Caregiver Community Connection (C3) is an interactive web series that aims to empower, inspire, and engage America’s military, veteran, and family caregivers.

Episode topics include but are not limited to: healthy lifestyle hacks, self-care and self-love, personal and professional development, financial wellness, mental and physical health, leadership, sharing your story, and more.

Powered by Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), C3 seeks to educate caregivers about tools, resources, and strategies to help them thrive; combat isolation in the caregiver community by leveraging a platform that encourages peer connection; and provide uplifting content that promotes positivity and gives caregivers an opportunity to recharge. Additionally, this series helps the Foundation keep a pulse on caregiver needs so we and our partners can work to address them. In addition to WWP, we’d also like to thank the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for partnering with us on this series.

Upcoming Episodes

March 4 at 2pm EST

Patton Veterans Project – I WAS THERE Film Workshops

Special Guests: Join Liz MacNeill, Interim Executive Director of Patton Veterans Project and Chris Ungco, IATSE Union Cinematographer and Producer. This C3 episode features Patton Veterans Project providing a preview into the I WAS THERE Film Workshop, to learn the power of narrative therapy and telling your story through film. 

Watch Past Episodes

May 5th at 4pm EST

Let’s “Taco” About Health

Special Guests: Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington, CEO of Wounded Warrior Project; James Herrera, Physical Health and Wellness Director at Wounded Warrior Project

May 7 at 4pm EST

Take a Breath: Breathing Techniques to Cope with Stress

Special Guest: Tricia Winklosky, Senior Director Clinical Health & Wellness, Hope for the Warriors

May 12 at 4pm EST

A Candid Conversation: Sharing our Caregiving Stories

Special Guest: Lee Woodruff, Speaker and Author, Co-founder of Bob Woodruff Foundation

May 14 at 4pm EST

Doing our Part: Virtual Volunteerism Amid COVID-19

Special Guest: Betsy Eves, Director of Wounded Hero & Caregiver Program, Operation Gratitude

May 19 at 4pm EST

Healthy Hacks for a Positive Mindset

Special Guest: Amy Looney Heffernan, MPA, Vice President of the Travis Manion Foundation

May 28 at 4pm EST

Money 101: Financial Wellness for Military Families

Special Guests: Laura Roberts and Kelly Miller of Prudential Financial

June 9 at 4pm EST

Don’t Sweat It! Stress Free Home Workout

Special Guest: Stephen Kidd, Co-Owner and Trainer at Phoenix Fitness

June 18 at 2pm EST

Let’s Take Care of You! Tapping into VA Whole Health Resources

Special Guest: Dr. Ben Kligler, Executive Director of the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT)

July 18 at 4pm EST

Virtual Caregiver Support in Times of COVID-19

Special Guest: Lisa Pape, Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer, Care Management and Social Work at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

July 9 at 2pm PST/5pm EST

Building a Neighborhood: A Mayor’s Journey to Reinvent Stockton

Special Guests: Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton California and EDF Fellow Kelly Hunsucker

July 23 at 4pm EST

From Boots to Suits

Special Guests: Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal

July 28 at 4pm MT/6pm EST

Let’s Talk Texas! Virtual Town Hall: Supporting Military and Veteran Caregivers

Special Guests: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Endeavors, Wounded Warrior Project, VA-Texas, El Paso County

August 6 at 4pm EST

Strengthen Your Inner Voice

Special Guests: Michelle Stotlz and Susan Hayward of One to One Women Coaching Women 

August 19 at 4pm EST

Sesame Street & You: Caring for Each Other During COVID-19

Special Guests: Sabrina Huda and Jeni Sereni of Sesame Workshop

September 8 at 4pm EST

Supporting the Military Community’s Health & Wellness

Special Guest: Mike Erwin, Executive Director of Team Red, White & Blue

November 18 at 4pm EST

LinkedIn 101: The Basics Every Caregiver Should Know

Special Guest: Emery Popoloski,  Dole Caregiver Fellow Alumna

November 24th at 4pm EST

Creating a Positive Vision: Vision Board Session

Special Guests: Barbara McNally, author of Unbridled: A Memoir, Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife and Four Faces of Femininity for an episode focused on visualizing your future.

December 17th at 3pm EST

State of the Caregiver Community Q&A w/ Steve Schwab

Special Guests: Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

January 12th at 5pm EST

Helping Our Hidden Helpers: The Role of Military Children

Special Guests: Hannah Hutler Boyd, Chief Program Officer, Camp Corral and Caira Benson, Elizabeth Dole Caregiver Fellow

February 11th at 1pm EST

The Benefits of Yoga for Self-Care and Sustainable Caregiving

Special Guests: Jennifer Henius, Founder of Yoga4Caregivers

Friendship, understanding, community, connection, validation, support, and resource sharing – find all of this and more on our Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community (HHCC). If you help care for a wounded warrior or veteran at home, become part of our peer support network and find your tribe.

In uncertain times like these, our work to support America’s military and veteran families is more important than ever. Your gift today will provide critical programs to reach the most vulnerable families in our community and ensure military caregivers across the country can access the support they need to care for themselves and their wounded warriors throughout this pandemic.