Calendar – Elder Care – Caregiver Support Group Meeting – Aug. 24

August 21, 2017

Marquette – A Caregiver Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 24 at 2 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association Office, 309 S. Front Street Suite 233 in Marquette.’

Build a support system with people who understand. This Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group is conducted by trained facilitator Tom DeVilbiss.

If you are in need of immediate support or have questions, call 800-272-3900.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Caregiver Support Group Men’s Lunch – Aug. 23

August 20, 2017

Marquette – A Caregiver Support Group Men’s Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 23 beginning at 11 a.m. at Hong Kong Buffet on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township.

Build a support system with people who understand. This Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group, conducted by trained facilitator Tom DeVilbiss, is intended for male caregivers to join together in conversation while eating lunch in the side room at the restaurant.

If you are in need of immediate support or have questions, call 800-272-3900… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop in Escanaba – Aug. 15

August 12, 2017

Escanaba – “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshops will start on Tuesday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to noon 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 Tuesdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or go to www.upcap.org .… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Alzheimer’s Cafe Ice Cream Social – Aug. 9

August 6, 2017

Marquette – The Alzheimer’s Cafe Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, August 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street in Marquette.

Alzheimer’s Cafe is a fun, safe place for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and their loved ones to have conversation, fellowship and meet others facing the disease. It is in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice Adult Day Center.

For more information, contact Lindsay Juricek at 228-3910 or ljuricek@alz.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop Begins in Marquette – Aug. 8

August 5, 2017

Marquette – “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshops will start on Tuesday, August 8 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 – REST Training – Aug. 1-2

July 29, 2017

Houghton – U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP will offer REST Training on Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2 from 1 to 5 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. Sign in 15 minutes prior to class time.

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 – REST Training in Houghton – July 17-18

July 14, 2017

Houghton – U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP will offer REST Training on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks, at the Copper Country Mental Health Institute, 900 West Sharon Avenue in Houghton. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion. Sign in 15 minutes prior to class time.

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.… Read the rest

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

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