Caregiver Trainings

Register today to attend a free Creating Confident Caregiver™ Training

Call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B

(800) 852-7795

Creating Confident Caregiver™ Trainings for 2014

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss?

The AAA 1-B and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter are offering a FREE educational training program for family members who are caring for a person with a dementia related illness, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, and who live in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.

The Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC)™  training program has been proven to reduce caregiver stress by providing caregivers with useful tools and information. The CCC™ program is not a support group, but an opportunity to learn new information and strategies that will make the job of caregiving easier and more rewarding. Caregivers will learn about the progression of the disease, how it impacts their loved one, learn strategies to manage difficult behaviors and the importance of taking care of themselves.

Caregivers will learn how to:

  • Reduce caregiver related stress
  • Improve caregiver confidence
  • Create a positive caregiving environment
  • Plan daily activities for your loved one based on their strengths
  • Deal with behaviors caused by dementia and its effects on the brain

The CCC ™ trainings are held for two hours, once a week for six weeks (see below for training locations, dates and times). On site respite care will also be available to participants free of charge. All materials, flyers, and training books are provided by the AAA 1-B, and there is no cost for the caregiver to attend this training. The class is limited to 12 participants. Up to three members from one family can attend a training together. Caregivers should plan to attend all six sessions to get the full benefit from the program.

The Creating Confident Caregivers ™ Program utilizes training methods from the University of Minnesota’s Savvy Caregiver Program. The CCC program is supported, in part, by the U.S. Administration on Aging through its Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States, the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, and the Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.

Locations, dates, and times offered for the CCC™ training in 2014 are:                                                                                    

Frenchtown Senior Citizen Services
2786 Vivian Road, Monroe,  MI 48162
Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13, and 20, 2014

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Care Program at JSL
6710 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Friday, June 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

City of Farmington Hills Costick Center
Senex Adult Day Service

28600 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills , MI  4833
Thursdays, April 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Novi Civic Center 
45175 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI  48375
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10 and 17, 2014 (no class July 3)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SarahCare – Lakeside Adult Day Service 
13425 19 Mile Road, Suite 500, Sterling Heights, MI  48313
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10 and 17, 2014 (no class July 3)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.