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Caregiver Support

Are you a staff or faculty member navigating the competing demands of your personal and professional lives while providing care for adult or senior loved ones? Northwestern has expanded its senior and adult care resources to include group and 1:1 caregiver support.

Northwestern Senior & Adult Caregiver Support Group

Looking to learn more about senior care or are you currently caring for an aging loved one? Join Erin Winsor, MSW, and Katherine Albrecht MSW, senior care social workers, who will provide a monthly one-hour virtual session on various senior care topics. Erin and Katherine will provide senior care education and resources followed by an opportunity for questions and sharing among participants. The group provides an opportunity to learn, connect and engage in facilitated discussion.

The goal of this group is to help caregivers navigate caregiving responsibilities; provide social, emotional, and informational support; and relieve caregiver isolation through shared connections with others.

About Erin Winsor

erin winsorErin Winsor is a masters-level social worker and has been a Senior Care Advisor with for four years. She has worked in programs that serve those who lack sufficient housing, veterans, college students, and people with clutter or hoarding issues. Over time, Erin developed a passion for working with caregivers, older adults, and their families. Erin pursued aging-specific training in her Masters’ program and roles in senior-specific programs, such as Adult Protective Services. Erin has a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University.

About Katherine Albrecht

Katherine AlbrechtKatherine Albrecht is a masters-level social worker and has been a Senior Care Advisor with for over a year. Katherine obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Sacred Heart University. Prior to joining, she worked for many years in a nursing home where she developed a passion and skillset for working with older adults and their loved ones. She has experience working with other populations such as at-risk youth, children with special needs, and individuals with substance use disorders.

2023-2024 Support Group Schedule

Topic Date Time Location Register
Getting on the Same Page with Family Members Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Loved Ones Who Don’t Want Help Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register
Year in Reflection and Looking Forward Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Noon - 1p.m. Virtual Register

Senior & Adult Care 1:1 Consultations

These 1:1 senior and adult care consultations offer individual caregivers and their families the opportunity to address their caregiving concerns, work on care plans for their loved ones, and much more, in a private, confidential setting. Consultations are provided by Erin Winsor, MSW, senior care social worker. A limited number of consultations are available each month. They are one-hour sessions and available on a first come, first served basis. Erin will work with you to schedule a date and time that works best for your schedule.

2023-2024 1:1 Consultation Schedule

Date Time Location Register
February 2024 Flexible Virtual Register
March 2024 Flexible Virtual Register
April 2024 Flexible Virtual Register
May 2024 Flexible Virtual Register
June 2024 Flexible Virtual Register


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