The No Barriers Caregivers Program provides experiences that expand a family caregiver’s community, encourage and provide tools for often-forgotten self-care, and individual empowerment in order to live a No Barriers Life.
As all caregiving experiences are unique, No Barriers provides various opportunities for recharging and finding balance.
Multi-day retreats are typically four days and three nights. Hosted at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, multi-day retreats offer an itinerary and location perfect for caregivers to connect with each other and themselves. No Barriers covers the costs of lodging, food, and transportation from Denver. Each retreat is led by an incredible team of Program Leaders who will guide the team through activities and support the cohort.
*Scholarship opportunities are available to help offset the cost of travel to Denver. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Explore the restorative journey of our single-day retreats designed for family caregivers. Beginning in the late morning and extending into the evening around a closing campfire, these retreats offer a brief escape to nature. Throughout the day, caregivers are encouraged to embrace self-compassion and foster connections with others. Held at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, these single-day experiences are ideal for family caregivers living along the Front Range, greater Denver, Northern Colorado, and Southern Wyoming.
In the U.S there are over 53 million Caregivers who devote their lives to helping someone else manage visible and invisible mental and physical challenges — everything from lifelong illnesses and disabilities, to traumatic injuries suffered in accidents or war, to the natural difficulties associated with the aging process we all eventually face.
– Nearly 17% of the US adult population are Caregivers
– More than 75% of Caregivers are women
– 89% of caregivers provide care for a relative or a loved one
– Caregivers spend ~24 hours per week providing unpaid care
– Caregivers provide an estimated $470 billion worth of free labor per year
– Many caregivers report feeling guilty about prioritizing their needs, are burnt out, and experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health
We equip family caregivers with a powerful framework, the No Barriers Life, designed to help them surmount life’s challenges. Our step-by-step approach empowers family caregivers to confront these hurdles by reshaping their perceptions of themselves, their barriers, and their future possibilities.
In the initial phase (Phase 1), participants are introduced to the No Barriers Life and the sequential framework that will guide them in overcoming barriers that may have stemmed from stepping into a caregiver role. This phase not only acquaints them with their team members but also lays the groundwork for their journey.
The experiential phase (Phase 2) allows participants to witness the No Barriers Life principles in action. It offers an opportunity to grasp how each element contributes to addressing challenges.
Upon returning home, family caregivers are introduced to the final phase (Phase 3). This phase marks the practical implementation of the lessons learned, enabling family caregivers to apply these newfound skills to their daily lives.
A private safe non-judgmental space for Caregivers to connect, have real conversations about managing the life of a loved one, have thoughtful discussions, and build community.