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Caregiver Workshops

If you’re caring for a loved one, you have your hands full. That’s why the Area Agency on Aging is here to provide information, refer you to helpful resources, or schedule a free in-person assessment to identify your needs and explore your options. In addition, we also offer free monthly caregiving seminars. Join our Zoom conversations from the comfort and safety of your home while learning how to balance the responsibilities of caregiving. Enroll in a session below.

August

Preparing, Processing & Understanding Grief – A Workshop for Family Caregivers

Grief is a complex emotion that can deeply impact any individual. Living life as a caregiver, grief can be even more present and confusing. Whether preparing for the possibility of losing a loved one, or grieving the loss of the relationship you once had, grief is a difficult feat for everyone. In this free workshop, you will learn how the brain works concerning grief in addition to learning tools to help deal with emotions.

All attendees are eligible to receive a free copy of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers book mailed to their home after the workshop.

Presenters: Rebecca Bickett and Jared Mueller from the Kettering Health Network’s Years Ahead Health Center.

Registration Deadline: August 24, 2021. This is a small group discussion. Contact Kelsey Haus at khaus@info4seniors.org or call 937-341-3020 to register.

Not familiar with Zoom?  Join a brief orientation session at 1:30pm before the presentation begins.

Date: August 26, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Zoom link to be provided upon confirmation of registration.

October

Stress and Its Impact on Memory – A Workshop for Family Caregivers

Did you know that stress affects your memory? The responsibility of caregiving can become overwhelming and add additional stress to one’s life. When a caregiver looks at the bigger picture and adds self-care to the to-do list, there is an opportunity to put the daily routine in a better balance. During this free workshop, you will learn how to reduce stress and implement practical strategies to lessen those memory challenges.

All attendees are eligible to receive a free copy of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers mailed to their home after the workshop.

PresenterKathy Kilpatrick, a Speech-Language Pathologist and Memory Fitness/Brain Health Specialist focused on Geriatric Life Enhancement. She is also a motivational speaker and author who developed the Communication Connection website and programming.

Registration Deadline: Registration is requested by October 22. Email Kelsey Haus at khaus@info4seniors.org or call (937) 341-3020 to register.

Not familiar with Zoom?  Join a brief orientation session at 9:30am before the presentation begins.

Date: October 25, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location:
This is an online workshop, and the Zoom link is provided after confirmation of registration.

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