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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 caregiving seminars. Join our Zoom conversations from the comfort and safety of your home while learning how to balance the responsibilities of caregiving. Our 2022 series offers workshops from February through December, and information is added as plans are finalized. Check back for details or contact Kelsey Haus at khaus@info4seniors.org, or 937-341-3020, to be placed on a contact list once new workshops are scheduled.

June

Understanding When Caregiving Begins – A Workshop for Family Caregivers

Many family caregivers often create self-imposed criteria that must be met before they consider themselves a caregiver. However, caregiving is a journey that often begins much sooner than one  realizes. Identifying as a family caregiver is the first step in finding empowerment in a care role so one can access resources and support in this stage of life. Join us for this free, small-group, interactive program that will help define when caregiving begins.

Presenter: Kimberly Whiter, CEO of Elder Care Solutions.

Registration: Requested by June 12. Please contact Kelsey Haus at 937-341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org. Details needed for registration include your email, phone number and mailing address if interested in receiving a free Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s workbook.

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

Date: June 14, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
Register by calling 937-341-3020 or emailing khaus@info4seniors.org.

This is an online workshop. Zoom link to be provided closer to the workshop date to all registrants.

August

Lifestyle Care Plan: Your Story Matters (A Workshop for Family Caregivers)

Prior to beginning your journey as a family caregiver, it’s important to discuss your loved one’s wants, needs, values and preferences. To prepare for your future care and treatment of a loved one, take the time to communicate and learn what matters most to that person before the information may be difficult to communicate or the circumstances change. Through creating a Lifestyle Care Plan, you will be able to get a better idea of the little things that can help increase the quality of life of your loved one. Join us for a free, small-group, interactive program where you will prepare for your future care and
treatment of your loved one by creating a Lifestyle Care Plan.

Presenter: Kathy Kilpatrick, speech-language pathologist and owner of Communication Connection.

Registration: Requested by August 12. Please contact Kelsey Haus at 937-341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org. Details needed for registration include your email, phone number, and mailing
address if interested in receiving a free Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s workbook.

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

Date: August 15, 2022

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Location:
Register by calling 937-341-3020 or emailing khaus@info4seniors.org.

This is an online workshop. Zoom link to be provided closer to the workshop date to all registrants.

September

Caregiver Conversations Surrounding Dementia – A Workshop for Family Caregivers

There is a lot of information around Alzheimer’s and dementia but where should you start with your knowledge as a caregiver? The Alzheimer’s Association will present the signs that we should look for in our loved ones and then how to approach some of the most difficult conversations including how to get them to the doctor to seek a diagnosis, when to stop driving and financial/future planning. Join us for this free, small-group, interactive program that will help caregivers increase their knowledge of
dementia.

Presenter: The Miami Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Registration: Requested by September 18. Please contact Kelsey Haus at 937-341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org. Details needed for registration include your email, phone number and
mailing address if interested in receiving a free Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s workbook

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

Date: September 20, 2022

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

Location:
Register by calling 937-341-3020 or emailing khaus@info4seniors.org.

This is an online workshop. Zoom link to be provided closer to the workshop date to all registrants.

November

Self-Care for the Caregiver – A Workshop for Family Caregivers

Do you find that you feel guilty about not doing enough as a caregiver? Do you feel angry or resentful towards family or friends for not assisting you more in your caregiving responsibilities? Do you feel irritable or strained because of the stresses of caregiving? Caregivers often have self-imposed expectations, pressuring them to feel they should be able to handle every situation they encounter with little or no support or assistance from others. It is easy to become so immersed in caring for your loved one that you may neglect your own physical, mental and emotional health. Join us for this free, small-group, interactive program that will cover the importance of taking a pause to care for your own health through self-care.

Presenter: Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator through the
Ohio State University Extension.

Registration: Requested by November 2. Please contact Kelsey Haus at 937-341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org. Details needed for registration include your email, phone number, and
mailing address if interested in receiving a free Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s workbook.

Not familiar with Zoom? Join a brief orientation session at 9:30am before the presentation begins or contact Kelsey to schedule a tutorial.

Date: November 04, 2022

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

Location:
Register by calling 937-341-3020 or emailing khaus@info4seniors.org.

This is an online workshop. Zoom link to be provided closer to the workshop date to all registrants.

December

Dealing with Stress & Grief: Caregiving Through the Holidays (A Workshop for Family Caregivers)

The holidays are stressful for many. Grief comes in different forms and at different times throughout the caregiving journey which can add overwhelming stress to the caregiver’s life. We can be proactive in choosing how we will get through difficult times. In this presentation, we will explore common losses affecting us and those we are caregiving for, common presenting symptoms, and strategies that have been helpful for many so that we may best approach the holidays in 2022. Join us for this free, small-group, interactive program that reminds you that it is okay to not be okay.

Presenter: Bonnie Orlins, LISW-S ACHP-SW, Bereavement Counseling Professional in Pathways of Hope, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.

Registration: Requested by December 2. Please contact Kelsey Haus at 937-341-3020 or khaus@info4seniors.org. Details needed for registration include your email, phone number, and
mailing address if interested in receiving a free Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s workbook.

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

 

Date: December 05, 2022

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Location:
Register by calling 937-341-3020 or emailing khaus@info4seniors.org.

This is an online workshop. Zoom link to be provided closer to the workshop date to all registrants.

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