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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.

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, October 2: Dispelling the Myths of Long-term Care
Presenter: Heather Mudgett

Friday, November 6: Caring for a person with Alzheimer's
Presenter: Rose Beesen

Friday, December 4: Money Matters: Helping the Person with Alzheimer's Address Financial Issues

Respite: Attendees are encouraged to bring their loved ones living with memory loss to our respite program called “The Club.”
Please call 800.272.3900 to make a reservation as 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 - FULL (please check back in spring 2016 for our next session)
Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m, October 7- November 18
Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter office
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Delaware County - Open to Delaware Co. residents only
Tuesdays, 1 -2:30 p.m., October 6 - November 17
Inn at Olentangy Trail
36 Corduroy Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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.
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 23
November 6, 13, 20
December 4

Central Ohio Chapter office
Number of Registrants is limited
* Ask about Caregiver Support Group

The Basics
This presentation provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

October 21, 9 - 10 a.m.
November 18, 6 -7 p.m.
December 16, 4 - 5 p.m.
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.

Central Ohio Chapter office
November 12, 19, 3 - 5 p.m.

Memory Matters: East Side Education
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43086

Wednesday, October 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free dementia-friendly activity for your loved one provided by Wesley at Home

Understanding and responding to dementia related behaviors
September 22, 3 - 4 p.m.
Central Ohio Chapter office

September 22, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Seniors on Center 41
W. Center St. Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

September 23, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The Andrews House
39 W. Winter St. Delaware, Ohio 43015

October 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Fayette Co. Memorial Hospital
1430 Columbus Ave.
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 

Effective Communication Strategies
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's and begins to lose their ability to communicate with words, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage.  
October 13, 3 - 4 p.m.
Central Ohio Chapter office
October 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Andrews House

Support Group Facilitator Training
Learn the tools necessary to lead a support group.
October 30, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m
Central Ohio Chapter office

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.
November 17, 6 - 7 p.m.
Central Ohio Chapter office

November 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Andrews House



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