Discover the connections that empower you

When it comes to getting the help we need to age well, we have more strengths than we realize – including the network of supportive relationships and individual and community resources that is unique to each of us. Eco-mapping helps us uncover and celebrate the positive connections we already have and identify potential new partners for our continued growth and well-being. This hands-on workshop will give you the opportunity to create your own eco-map with the help of professionals who are trained in the process, as well as brainstorm ways to enlarge your supportive circle. We believe participants will especially benefit from attending in person, but we are pleased to offer a Zoom option as well!

Stronger Than You Know: Uncovering Your Core Connections

Using Eco-mapping to visualize your support network

Saturday, April 15

9am – 12pm

Cook County Higher Education
or online via Zoom

  • $20 per participant includes light breakfast, refreshments, and workshop materials
  • Scholarships available
  • Registration deadline April 12

Workshop presenters

Stacy Remke, MSW, Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota School of Social Work – Twin Cities
Stacy has over 25 years of experience in pediatric palliative and hospice care, with a passion for helping families cope with serious, life-threatening illness. She has traveled the world as a part of a teaching team on palliative care and has led Death Cafés and grief and loss groups for many years. Stacy leads workshops with an engaging, empowering style that provides freedom for curiosity and compassion.

Julie Wilson, MSW, LGSW, Executive Director, Care Partners of Cook County
Julie has worked in aging services across a broad spectrum of settings for over 15 years. She has experience in direct client practice as well as management in community services, home care, assisted living, and nursing homes. Julie has a passion for the transitions of life and the journeys we take together.