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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 January - March program listings.

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.

  •  August 4
  •  October 6
  •  November 3
  •  June 2
  •  December 1
First Friday does not take place in January, July or September

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

• Thursday, January 19 - 9 to 10:30 a.m. -Register online
• Thursday, February 16 - 1 to 2:30 p.m.  - Register online
• Thursday, March 16 - 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Register online


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Program series

JOURNEYS
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.

This series will take place each Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. from February 23 - April 6 at the Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio

CAREGIVING 101
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. Offered in three sessions and locations for your convenience. Select the session that works best for your needs.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - Register online
Pickerington Public Library: 201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, February 9 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, February 16 - 6 to 7: 30 p.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, February 23 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.


DELAWARE COUNTY - Register online
Inn at Bear Trail: 8199 Monroe Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, February 22 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, March 1 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, March 8 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

FRANKLIN COUNTY - Register online
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, March 29 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, April 5 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, April 12 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

CAREGIVING 201
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. Contact Michelle Crum at 1-800-272-3900 or complete the online form to inquire.

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Additional programs


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.

• Saturday, January 14 - 10 to 11 a.m.
The Andrew's House: 39 W. Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio
Register online

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

• Wednesday, January 11 - 1 to 2:30 p.m.
City of Worthington: Community Center: 345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington, Ohio
Register online

• Tuesday, January 17 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Marysville Public Library: 231 S. Plum Street, Marysville, Ohio
Register online


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. 

• Tuesday, January 31 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin, Rd., Columbus, Ohio
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.

• Tuesday, February 14 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin, Rd., Columbus, Ohio
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.

• Tuesday, March 14 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Chapter office: 1379 Dublin, Rd., Columbus, Ohio
Register online

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Symposium

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION COLLABORATION SYMPOSIUM

• Thursday, March 23 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sourcepoint: 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio
Register online


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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