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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.

View the July-October program listings.


Coming up soon

WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services. Program is designed for those recently diagnosed or new to caring for someone with the disease.

•  Friday, July 21- 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Register online
Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S LATE STAGES
This two part series is designed to assist families caring for an individual in the mid to late stages of the disease. Topics include dealing with challenging behaviors, managing physical care needs, medication management, making difficult end-of-life decisions and copying with grief and guilt.

ANDREWS HOUSE: 39 W. Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio
Part 1 and 2: Friday, July 28 - Noon to 4 p.m. - Register online



Monthly programs

FIRST FRIDAYS
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. Each session takes place the first Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High St., Worthington, Ohio. View complete list of topics.

March 3
Choices in Care
Register online
September 1
Dispelling the Myths of Long term care
Register online
April 7
Legal and financial planning
Register online
October 6
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
Register online
May 5
Vitamins and supplements
Register online
November 3
Let nothing you dismay
Register online
June 2
Montessori based activities
Register online
December 1
Physical activity and Alzheimer's
Register online
August 4
Patient and resident rights
Register online
First Friday does not take place
in January or July

WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services. Program is designed for those recently diagnosed or new to caring for someone with the disease.

Each session takes place at the Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio unless otherwise noted.

• Friday, July 21- 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Register online
• Friday, August 18 - 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Register online
• Wednesday, September 23 - 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Register online


Quarterly programs

MEMORY MATTERS
Community education lunch and learn lecture addressing concerns of those with dementia and their caregivers. Respite is available with registration. Sessions are held quarterly at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church: 1636 Graham Rd. Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Providing Meaningful Activities
Wednesday, September 27 - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Register online 

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Program series

JOURNEYS: CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS, A LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S EARLY STAGE SERIES

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.

COLUMBUS 
Chapter Office:  1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

Contact Katie Gabriel at kgabriel@alz.org to inquire.

DELAWARE
Inn at Olentangy: 36 Corduroy Rd. Delaware, Ohio - Register online
This series will take place each Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. starting September 13 thru October 25.

CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES
This three part series is designed to assist families and caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future. Topics include understanding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.

KINGSTON PLACE: 10001 Parkview Blvd. Columbus, Ohio

Part 1: Wednesday, September 20- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online
Part 2: Wednesday, October 18- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online
Part 3: Wednesday, November 15- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online


CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S LATE STAGES

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

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio
Part 1: Monday, September 11 - 1 to 3 p.m. - Register online
Part 2: Monday, September 18 - 1 to 3 p.m. - Register online

ANDREWS HOUSE: 39 W. Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio
Part 1 and 2: Friday, July 28 - Noon to 4 p.m. - Register online



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Additional programs

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas - cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement

SOURCEPOINT: 800 Cheshire Rd. Delaware, Ohio
• Thursday, August 24 - 1 to 3 p.m. - Register online


KNOW THE 10 SIGNS
This program will educate individuals about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, risk factors, and will explain the diagnosis process.

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - THE BASICS
This presentation provides information about detection, causes, and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Wednesday, August 2 - 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Register online

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: 455 Clark State Rd. Gahanna, Ohio
• Wednesday, August 23 - 10 to 11 a.m. -Register online

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVOIRS
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.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Wednesday, August 30 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.  - Register online

HILLIARD ASSISTED LIVING: 4303 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, Ohio
• Thursday, September 21- Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Register online

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES
A discussion on how activities can make the best of a person's abilities, enhance quality of life, and facilitate relaxation. Join us to learn how both the caregiver and individual with memory loss can enjoy the sense of security and togetherness that activities can provide.

SEE MEMORY MATTERS SESSION

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THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8,  Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, SourcePoint.

 


 

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