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.
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May 5, 2020
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, 2020
Take a Breath: Breathing Techniques to Cope with Stress
Special Guest: Tricia Winklosky, Senior Director Clinical Health & Wellness, Hope for the Warriors
May 12, 2020
A Candid Conversation: Sharing our Caregiving Stories
Special Guest: Lee Woodruff, Speaker and Author, Co-founder of Bob Woodruff Foundation
May 14, 2020
Doing our Part: Virtual Volunteerism Amid COVID-19
Special Guest: Betsy Eves, Director of Wounded Hero & Caregiver Program, Operation Gratitude
May 19, 2020
Healthy Hacks for a Positive Mindset
Special Guest: Amy Looney Heffernan, MPA, Vice President of the Travis Manion Foundation
May 28, 2020
Money 101: Financial Wellness for Military Families
Special Guests: Laura Roberts and Kelly Miller of Prudential Financial
June 9, 2020
Don’t Sweat It! Stress Free Home Workout
Special Guest: Stephen Kidd, Co-Owner and Trainer at Phoenix Fitness
June 18, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Building a Neighborhood: A Mayor’s Journey to Reinvent Stockton
Special Guests: Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton California and EDF Fellow Kelly Hunsucker
July 23, 2020
From Boots to Suits
Special Guests: Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal
July 28, 2020
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
November 18, 2020
LinkedIn 101: The Basics Every Caregiver Should Know
Special Guest: Emery Popoloski, Dole Caregiver Fellow Alumna
November 24, 2020
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 17, 2020
State of the Caregiver Community Q&A w/ Steve Schwab
Special Guests: Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation
January 12, 2021
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
March 4, 2021
Tell Your Story with Patton Veterans Project
Special Guests: Liz MacNeill, Interim Executive Director; Chris Ungco, Filmmaker and Workshop Supervisor, Patton Veterans Project
June 2, 2021
Finding Freedom Through Tapping
Special Guests: Yoga4Caregivers
September 30, 2021
Top Tips for Resumes and Networking: A Caregiver Guide to Employment
Special Guests: Jonathan Morris, Director of Business Program Requirements, Warrior Care Recovery Coordination Program
October 7, 2021
Entrepreneurship 101: Launching Your Caregiver-Owned Small Business
Special Guests: Stephanie Brown, Founder and CEO of The Rosie Network; Precious Goodson, Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow – Class of 2015, LLC owner.
November 4, 2021
Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Special Guests: Author Jeff Gottesfeld.
January 13, 2022
Gratitude Journaling: Inspirational Self-Care for Caregivers
Special Guests: Kristin Meekhof, M.S.W., Author and Life Coach, A Widow’s Guide to Healing.
May 24, 2022
Understanding the Lasting Impact of Veteran Brain Injuries
Special Guests: Dr. Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University; Dr. Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation; Dr. Sidney R. Hinds II, MD. FAAN Col (Ret.), United States Army, Medical Corps, Vice President for Brain Health Strategy and Research, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
Jul 22, 2022
Caregivers and Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Future
Special Guests: Shawn Moore, Financial Wellness Manager, Dole Alumna Fellow 2017, Elizabeth Dole Foundation; Tania Robinson, FSCP®, Financial Planner, Worksite Education Program Speaker, Prudential Pathways.
Aug 11, 2022
What Matters Most? Supporting You with Advance Care Planning
Special Guests: Laura Taylor, LSCSW, National Program Manager, Advance Care Planning via Group Visits (ACP-GV) Program, Veterans Affairs (VA); Gissa Hernandez, LCSW, National Project Assistant (Detailed), Advance Care Planning via Group Visits (ACP-GV) Program, Veterans Affairs (VA); Mary Hahn Ward, EDF Fellow 2016, Author/Podcast Host, This Caregiver Life.
Join Us for Maintaining Balance: Online Yoga for Caregivers
Being a caregiver can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why we teamed up with Yoga4Caregivers to empower the military caregiver community to recharge and reconnect with their resilience through the power of yoga. We hope to help provide caregivers with education, empowerment and so much more. Grab your mat and sign up here.