Alzheimer’s Care Workshops

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 2016

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 2015- 2016 are:                                                                                      

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

Alzheimer’s Association
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033
Thursdays:  February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 3, 10, 2016
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Costick Center
28600 W. 11 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Tuesdays: March 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 19, 2016
1 p.m. -3 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Southeast MI
A Friend’s House ADHS Center
26238 Ryan Road
Warren, MI  48091
Mondays: April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Shelby Twp. Senior Center
51670 Van Dyke Road
Shelby Charter Twp., MI  48316
Thursdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 2016
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
The Oaks Adult Day Service Program at Ann Arbor Church of Christ
2500 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Tuesdays: April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Southeast MI
Sheltering Arms ADHS Center
3300 S. Adams Road
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Thursdays:  April 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 19, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Novi Civic Center
45175 W. 10 Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
Wednesdays: April 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
600 Grand River Avenue
Port Huron, MI  48060
Tuesdays:  May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 & 14 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community
Adult Day Care Program at JSL
Hechtman Residence Library
Access via Fleischman Residence
6710 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48322
Thursdays: May 26 & June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

SarahCare Adult Day Care
13425 19 Mile Rd, #500
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Thursdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14, 2016
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Frenchtown Senior Citizen Services, Inc.
2786 Vivian Road
Monroe, MI 48162
Wednesdays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Sept 7, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Evangelical Homes of MI
The Memory Support Center at Brecon Village
101 Brecon Drive
Saline, MI 48176
Thursdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25 & Sept 1, 8, 2016
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.