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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.

November

Support for Caregivers – What’s out there and how can it help me?

Description:  Rosalyn Carter once said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Caregiving is rewarding but stressful.  A shift in roles and emotions is inevitable.  The discussion will cover the role of the family caregiver and knowing when services should be accessed, as well as providing some tips on how to use those services.  There are many resources in our community that can support family caregivers and reduce caregiver stress.  Caregivers will also learn about building their own support team.

Presenter:  Jane Eckels, MSW, LISW-S, has worked over 20 years with older adults and their caregivers in the Miami Valley.  She has led caregiver support groups and education programs for caregivers throughout her career.  Jane is an adjunct professor with Wright State University’s Master Social Work Program, and a Prevention Support Specialist at United Senior Services in Springfield.

Registration Deadline:  November 2.  Click on REGISTER below to reserve your spot today.  Not familiar with Zoom?  Join a brief orientation session at 10:00 a.m., before the presentation begins.

Date: November 09, 2020

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

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

December

An Attitude of Gratitude – Easing Holiday Stress

The holidays can quickly become overwhelming when already overloaded with caregiving responsibilities. Not to mention the expectations to be cheery when tired, worried, or weary. Join us for an interactive program which will cover simple steps for a less stressful holiday season while caregiving.

Presenter:  Kelli Davis, BA, MBA, has worked for over 20 years providing education and resources to seniors and caregivers in the Miami Valley.  She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and is certified as a Master Trainer in the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program.

Registration Deadline: December 4, 2020. This is a small group discussion and the number of caregiver participants is limited. Click on REGISTER below to reserve your spot today. Not familiar with Zoom?  Join a brief orientation session at 10:00am before the presentation begins

Date: December 11, 2020

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

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

Call: 937-341-3001
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