‘Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul’ co-author to speak at Senior Star


By Bugle Staff

Realizing that caregiving requires tremendous emotional, physical and spiritual stamina, motivational speaker and author LeAnn Thieman is set to speak to the community on the issue.

Senior Star at Weber Place is inviting the public to a presentation by Thieman at its senior living campus, 605 S. Edward Drive in Romeoville, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

Thieman’s presentation will focus on solutions to help reduce the everyday challenges of stress and caregiver burnout. She will offer remedies by encouraging professional and personal caregivers to care for themselves as devotedly as they do for others with her simple CARE 4ME strategies.

“This presentation will offer valuable first-hand strategies to help reduce stress from an expert who can address questions with a keen understanding of the emotional toll on caregivers,” said Tom Johnsrud, executive director of Senior Star at Weber Place. “Talking with an empathic and knowledgeable professional like LeAnn brings an added level of support beyond Internet research.”

By sharing stories from “Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul” and her adventures of rescuing orphaned infants at the end of the Vietnam War, Thieman captivates her audiences by helping renew the hope, health, courage and strength of caregivers while honoring them for being heroes.

A nurse for 30 years, Thieman is a nationally recognized professional speaker and writer. After co-authoring “Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul,” she eventually went on to co-write 11 other books in the popular Chicken Soup series. She has been featured on CNN, FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS and in Newsweek, among other radio and TV programs.

In 2008, Thieman was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, joining the company of Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell and Art Linkletter.

RSVPs are requested by Aug. 5. Call 815-439-9955 to reserve a spot.

For more information about Senior Star at Weber Place, visit www.seniorstar.com.

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