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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 April-June 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. 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.

• Thursday, April 13 - 3 to 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 26 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. - this session is held at the London Public Library: 20 E 1st St., London, Ohio
• Friday, May 19 - 10 to 11:30 p.m. - Register online
• Friday, June 22- 3to 4:30 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. Program is designed for those people living with or supporting someone living with the disease.

Legal and Financial: Planning Considerations
Wednesday, June 28 - 11 to 1 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.

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

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. Select the session that works best for your needs.

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
455 Clark State Road, Gahanna, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, April 19 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, April 26 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Part 3: Wednesday, May 3 - 10 to 11:30 a.m.


CAREGIVING 201 | 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 - Register online
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, May 16 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, May 24 - 1 to 3 p.m.

ARBORS AT DELAWARE - Register online
2270 Warrensburg Rd., Delaware, Ohio
Part 1: Wednesday, June 7 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday, June 14 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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Additional programs

FAIRFIELD COUNTY ANNUAL CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
A positive approach to care for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. Speaker: Paula Taliaferro
Registration is free. Contact Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living at 740.689.1494

• Thursday, May 25- 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
Olivedale Senior Center: 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster, Ohio



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.

• Wednesday, May 10 - 1 to 2 p.m.
London Public Library: 20 E 1st St., London, Ohio

• Wednesday, May 24 - 1 to 2 p.m.  - Register online
Delaware County Library: 84 E. Winter St. Delaware, Ohio

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, April 18 - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Marion Senior Center: 2375 Harding Hwy E., Marion, Ohio

• Wednesday, May 24 - 1 to 2 p.m. - Register online
London Public Library: 20 E 1st St., London, Ohio

• Tuesday, June 13 - 1 to 2 p.m.  - Register online
Granville Senior Center: 3825 Columbus Rd., Granville, Ohio

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, June 20 - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Register online
Marion Senior Center: 2375 Harding Hwy E., Marion, Ohio

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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, 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.

 


 

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