Community Service

Serving the Homebound & Elderly

Swami Chidananda of Integral Yoga Institute

Swami Chidananda

Video Recording

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Karuna Karen Kreps, Integral Yoga instructor

Karuna Kreps

High-tech Tools for Caregivers

Old-fashioned community service, looking out for our neighbors, can now be accomplished by the power of online communication.

Download the PDF with links to websites useful for finding caregivers or creating eldercare volunteer or paid teams, presented by Karuna Kreps during the September online workshop.

The CareNextion app is free and can be used globally.

Integral Yoga - Swamis and Ministers

What is needed is for sangha members to step forward and manage the volunteer system for your geographic areas.  If you are so inspired to initiate such seva, you will find support that will enable you to touch lives and make a big difference in your community. Please contact us to take on this life-changing service.

The Yogaville Community Association is already providing regular “wellness calls” to its neighbors.

And the Community Committee of the IYI NY is developing vegan food delivery for the homebound.

Caregiving Guidance

Barbara Karnes

Recommended by Swami Sarvananda. Barbara Karnes has several wonderful booklets on EOL and grief. Her New Rules for End of Life is a solid teaching in a DVD format.

Train to become a death doula. The free webinar offered by Suzanne B. O’Brien, a Wellness and Oncology nurse is very eye-opening.

Caregiving support

Find resources through The Red Cross, the National Family Caregivers Association, or the local Area Agency on Aging

Getting Advice on Geriatric Care  – Comfort Keepers

Best Interview Questions to AskIndeed
What it Takes to be a Caregiver – 

Advice for Caregivers

The logistics of death can be overwhelming. New apps can offer help. – Washington Post (suggested by Swami Vidyananda)