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 2015

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 are:                                                                                      

Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033
Wednesdays: January 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Brighton Library
Meeting Room

100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI 48116
Wednesdays: March 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
600 Grand River Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060
Thursdays: March 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2015
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Huron Valley PACE
2940 Ellsworth Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Thursdays: March 26 & April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015
10 a.m. – 12 noon

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
A Friend’s House ADHS Center
26238 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48091
Wednesdays: April 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 13 & 20, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 noon

Frenchtown Senior Citizens, Inc.
32786 Vivian Road, Monroe, MI 48162
Tuesdays: April 21, 28 & May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
Sheltering Arms ADHS Center

3300 S. Adams Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Thursdays: April 23, 30 & May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015
10 a.m. – 12 noon

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
Tuesdays: May 26 & June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2015
10 a.m. – 12 Noon

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