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Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers 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 to register or click on the appropriate link below.

Click here for the complete list of education programs

2015 First Fridays Series
Held the first Friday of each month - Registration required
11:30 AM – 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 North High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Friday, December 4: Financial Matters: Helping the Person with Alzheimer's Address Financial Issues
To register, please click here

Lunch and Learn series sponsored by Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging 

Respite provided by Home Care Assistance: Attendees are encouraged to bring their loved ones living with memory loss to our respite program called “The Club.” 
Space is limited.

First Friday Videos

Journeys is a seven-week series for individuals living with memory loss and their care partner. Each two-hour meeting includes an educational presentation followed by separate peer discussion groups - one group of individuals living with memory loss and the other group with care partners.

Franklin County
Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m, March 9- April 20
Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter office
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Memory Strategies - FULL
The ICAN program at the Ohio State University Department of Speech & Hearing Science has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter to provide strategies for improving functional communication skills to adults with cognitive-communication impairment through a social group setting.

Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
November 13, 20
December 4
Central Ohio Chapter office

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's
This presentation provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

December 16, 4 - 5 p.m. registration
Central Ohio Chapter office

(Funded by COAAA)

Caregiving 101 Series
This series is designed to assist families in coping with the early stage of the disease.
Topics include: Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, techniques for communication and safety, long-term planning and community resources, medical issues and hospitalizations, community resources

Central Ohio Chapter office
Winter dates TBD

Caregiving 201
This series is designed to assist families caring for an individual in the mid-to-late stages of the disease. Topics include: dealing with challenging behavior, managing physical care needs, medication management, making difficult end of life decisions, coping with grief and guilt.

Tips for the Holidays
The holidays can bring stress and sadness for the person with dementia and the caregiver. Attendees will learn how to plan for the upcoming holiday season, address safety concerns, activity ideas, gift ideas and guidelines for a stress-free holiday season.

Tuesday, December 7
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital
1510 Columbus Ave #230
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

Register here.
"Let Nothing You Dismay..."
How can caregivers cope during the Yuletide season?
Wednesday, December 9
1-2 p.m.
Presented by Rabbi Cary Kozberg
John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
3724-A Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214

*lunch and learn series sponsored by Ganzhorn Suites
**respite provided by Vitas Hospice
To register, click here.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, December 15
3-5 p.m.
Chapter Office


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