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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Workshops

Helping Family Caregivers Understand, Cope and Build Practical Skills

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss? The AAA 1-B and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter offer FREE workshops for family members caring for a person with a dementia-related illness who live in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, 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 ways to make the job of caregiving easier and more rewarding. Caregivers learn about the progression of the disease, how it impacts their loved one, strategies to manage difficult behaviors, the importance of taking care of themselves, and more.

How Do Classes Work?

CCC classes meet once a week, for two hours, for six weeks. All materials are provided by the AAA 1-B, and there is no cost  to attend. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Up to three members from one family can attend training together. To get full benefit of the class, caregivers are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

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

On-Site Care Offered for Your Loved One

Most class locations offer on-site respite care for the person you are caring for. This makes it easier for caregivers to attend classes without having to arrange care for their loved ones. Ask if respite care is available when you call to register.

How Do I Register for a Class?

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

 


 Locations, Dates, and Times Offered  in 2017:

Alzheimer’s Association
25200 Telegraph Road, Ste. 100
Southfield, MI  48033
Wednesdays:  April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


City of Warren, Parks & Recreation Dept., Warren Community Center, Room 503
5460 Arden
Warren, MI  48092
Wednesdays: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Presbyterian Village of MI, The Village of Easter Harbor
33875 Kiely Drive
Chesterfield, MI 48047
Wednesdays: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


Council on Aging, serving St. Clair County
600 Grand River Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
Fridays: April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Bloomfield Township Senior Center
4315 Andover Road
Bloomfield Twp., MI  48302
Thursdays: May 18, 25 & June 1, 8, 15, 22,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Waterford Senior Center
3621 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI  48328
Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28 & July 5, 12
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Monroe Center for Healthy Aging   (No on-site respite care; with 3 weeks notice may be able to schedule in-home care)
15275 Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI  48161
Thursdays: July 20 & 27 & August 3, 10, 17 & 24
12:00 – 2:00 p.m

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