Calendar – Elder Care – “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” Presentation – June 28

June 25, 2017

Marquette – Lindsay Juricek, Regional Manager of the Upper Peninsula Division of the Alzheimer’s Association, will present a talk entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

There is no admission charge to attend, thanks to sponsorship by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Peter White Public Library. For more information, call 228-3910, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – REST Training Offered in Marquette – June 12, 19

June 9, 2017

Marquette – U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP will offer REST Training on Monday, June 12 and Monday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks, in Marquette. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion.

Rest is an educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Know the 10 Warning Signs Workshop – June 2

May 30, 2017

Marquette – Know the 10 Warning Signs, a workshop providing facts on Alzheimer’s, will be offered on Friday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple Street in Gwinn.

Learn the facts on Alzheimer’s, why early detection matters and how to plan for the future. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop Begins in Houghton – May 30

May 27, 2017

Houghton – “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshops will start on Tuesday, May 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Houghton.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Tuesdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, Marja at (906) 370-7789, UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org .… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop Begins in Marquette – Apr. 4

April 1, 2017

Marquette – A “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop will start on Tuesday, April 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Marquette.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Tuesdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – “Creating Confident Caregivers” Workshop Begins in Escanaba – Mar. 2

February 27, 2017

Escanaba – “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshops will start on Thursday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Escanaba.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Thursdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org .… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – “Living with Alzheimer’s for the Middle-Stage Caregiver” Series Begins – Feb. 28

February 25, 2017

Marquette – The Alzheimer’s Association will host the three part series “Living with Alzheimer’s for the Middle-Stage Caregiver” beginning on Tuesday, February 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 309 S. Front Street, Suite 233 in Marquette. Part two of the series will be on Tuesday, March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Part three of the series will be on March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

In the middle stage of the disease, caregivers become hands-on caregivers. Join in the discussion and learn about how to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Please RSVP to 800-272-3900 or 906-228-3910.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop Begins in Escanaba – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Escanaba – A “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop will start on Thursday, February 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Escanaba.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Thursdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org .… Read the rest

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