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Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers free educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community. To ensure you find the right program for you, please call 800.272.3900. Registration required.

Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture.
• Let Nothing You Dismay… How can Caregivers Cope during the Yuletide Season?
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, November 4
• Failure Free Activities
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, December 2
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085

Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services.
• 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 17
• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 17
• 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 16
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Community education lunch and learn lecture addressing concerns of those with dementia and their caregivers.  Respite is available with registration.
• Failure Free Activities
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 26
• Legal and Financial Planning
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 23
• Holiday Tips for Caregivers
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 28
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

Holidays are a time for family togetherness and memories, but can also be a time filled with stress and sadness for the person with dementia and the caregiver. Attendees will learn how to best plan for the upcoming holiday season, address safety concerns, Holiday activity ideas, gift ideas, and guidelines for a stress free holiday season.
• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 25
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Highway East, Marion, Ohio 43302
• 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, November 10
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W Lincoln Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015

SEASONS OF CARING (four-part series)
Rabbi Cary Kozberg leads this series based on selections from "Seasons of Caring," offering perspectives to help caregivers deal with grief and self-forgiveness. This non-denominational class is intended for people of all faiths and for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's at all stages. 
• Classes are forming now – Call 1-800-272-3900 to inquire.

Ohio State University graduate students in Speech- Language Pathology facilitate weekly group sessions to provide strategies for improving functional communication skills for adults with cognitive-communication impairment. Space is limited, please call to inquire. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.
• September 9, 16, 23, 30
• October 7, 21, 28
• November 4, December 2
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

This program will assist families and caregivers by discussing the importance of staying healthy, preparing for doctor visits, medical conditions that can worsen dementia, prevention and management of Delirium, and hospitalization. 
• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 9
Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living
418 S Broad St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130

This seven-week educational and supportive series will explain the whats, whys, and hopes to individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Call 800.272.3900 to register
• 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays
September 21 to October 26
Inn at Olentangy Trail
36 Corduroy Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015

This presentation provides information about detection, causes, and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
• 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, November 10
Pickaway Senior Center
2105 Chickasaw Dr., Circleville, Ohio 43113
• 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 15
Bexley Library
2411 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate and use good judgement. This presentation will provide techniques for improving communication and modifying the environment for optimal safety. 
• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, November 16
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
• 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 7
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8, Delaware County Foundation, Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, Home Care Assistance, Ohio Arts Council, Our Family Home, Ron Sabatino Foundation, Senior Options, SourcePoint, Union CountySenior Services Levy, VITAS, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community


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