Welcome to Caregivers Central – a unique online initiative that offers community, support and resources from people going through similar challenges, combined with practical tools and trainings you can use in the moment to calm your nervous system and reduce stress as you navigate your own unique caregiving journey.

Stop feeling isolated and stressed!

Caregiving is challenging, lonely, and can feel completely overwhelming.

Caregivers Central is here to help. You are not alone.

Get supportcommunitytools and resources to help you navigate your caregiving journey with less stress and more ease.

Caregivers Central is for ordinary people who find themselves responsible for the care of someone else. 

You will be less stressed and more at ease as you navigate your caregiving journey.

That’s better for you AND better for your loved ones. 

Imogen and Laura

Caregivers Central was created by Laura Donnelly and Imogen Ragone to support you in all phases of the caregiving journey. We share the tools we have found valuable in our own caregiving journeys in a supportive community. We are both experienced teachers and practitioners of the Alexander Technique, which is a simple method for being easier in your mind and body in all situations. 

When you’re less stressed and more at ease in yourself, you not only feel better but can be a better caregiver for your loved one.

As a member of Caregivers Central, you will learn easy, mindful ways to reduce stress and reconnect to your center in the ever-changing world of caregiving. And, you will become part of a community of people in similar situations who will support you.

Become a Member

As a member of Caregivers Central you will get:

Bi-Weekly Group Stress Relief Practice Sessions

  • This short 2-minute “exercise” helps you reduce stress and cultivate more ease in your life. Imogen or Laura will lead the practice online and members can join live and/or watch the recording later. 
  • This is an important and foundational stress-relief self-care tool for us all. 
  • There will be time to answer questions afterwards (either live or submitted ahead of time).
  • Ongoing access to the videos of practice sessions and discussions, which will be posted and saved in our private Facebook group.

Monthly “Share N Learn”

  • Once a month we’ll have an informal online get together for community members.
  • Members will be able to ask questions, catch up with each other, and share challenges and successes with each other.
  • We’ll sometimes have invited speakers to talk to us about relevant topics, such as tips on hiring a professional to help care for your loved one, or easy ways to incorporate self-care into your day.

A Supportive Community of People in Similar Situations 

  • In our private Facebook Group, you can ask for advice on different aspects of the journey. For instance, you may want to know what documents it is helpful to have in place before a major healthcare incident, need help understanding different care options, seek advice about hiring help or choosing a care home. There are so many new things we have to deal with and make decisions about – our community members can help each other with knowledge gained our own experiences. 
  • You will have a safe, private place to vent! Caregiving is not easy. Getting our frustrations out, and being heard by people who understand what you are going through, is invaluable. 

We invite you to become a member. The cost is $25 per month for as long as you are a member! 

Long-term we anticipate that Caregivers Central will continue to grow in scope and price.

By joining now, you will also:

  • Help determine the initial content and direction based on your needs.
  • Get access to all new materials, content, and sessions added to the program at no extra cost.

We are all here for each other. You are not alone.

Please note, payment is processed through “Dancing with Ease Education Workshops.”

“All of us humans have moments in our lives that we feel broken like a vessel. The real challenge is what do we do then? How do we progress? The best outcome, of course, is to not only mend but rather to be able to utilize these experiences to grow and better ourselves.

“Imogen Ragone and Laura Donnelly help individuals fill the cracks with gold. They do it with their gentle and compassionate words and tones, they do it with their skills and understanding and allow us to go on despite experiencing hardships.

“On a personal note, I am glad to report vast improvement in how I feel since I have been privileged to meet Imogen and Laura.”

~Talya Bar, Massachusetts
Caregivers Central Founding Member

Who is it for?

Caregivers Central is for anyone who finds themselves responsible for the care of someone else. You may not think of yourself as a caregiver, but you are a caregiver if you’re responsible for the care of someone else in any way.

It’s for you if you care for a loved one long-distance. Your loved one – often a parent or other relative – lives in a different town, state or even country. You’re responsible for their care, but you don’t live with them or even nearby. You manage a lot of things remotely. And when you go to visit you dive into full-on in-home care for a brief period.

It’s for you if you care for your loved one at home full-time – or if you’ve moved into their home to take care of them.

It’s for you if you live close to your loved one. You may find yourself going back and forth weekly, daily, or even multiple times a day. You may live close enough that you can do day trips sometimes but are also doing a lot remotely.

It’s for you if your loved one is in a care home, but you’re the one responsible for making sure their needs are met.

It’s for you if you’ve arranged for professional in-home care visits for your loved one.

It’s for you if you share caregiving responsibilities with other people, often other family members.

Caregiving comes in many different forms, and that form can change suddenly and often.

Caregiving responsibilities even continue after the death of your loved one.

Basically Caregivers Central is for you whatever form caregiving takes for you. Please join our community and get the tools and resources to support you throughout your unique caregiving journey.

Please note, payment is processed through “Dancing with Ease Education Workshops.”