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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 to register or click on the appropriate link below. 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease 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.
• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Hwy E, Marion, Ohio 43302
Register here

• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14
Pleasant Valley Senior Center
390 Allgyer Drive, Plain City, Ohio, 43064

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S

Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care to loved ones with Alzheimer's.
7 to 9 p.m.,  April 26
Somerset Health and Rehab
411 S. Columbus St., Somerset, Ohio, 43783
Register here

MEMORY MATTERS
Community education lunch and learn lecture addressing concerns of those with dementia and their caregivers.
• Practical Tips for Safety and Communication, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 Register here
• Seasons of Caring with featured speaker Rabbi Cary Kozberg, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 Register here
• Legal and Financial Planning: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 Register here
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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FIRST FRIDAYS
Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity respite program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture.
• Meals, Nutrition and Dementia: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 6 Register here
• Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, June 3 Register here
• No class in July due to holiday

Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085

THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more.
• 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10 Register here
• 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 21 Register here
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

• 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, May 2
Pickerington Library
201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Register here

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR CAREGIVERS
This program provides answers to the questions that arise at all stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.
• 2 p.m., Monday, May 9
Seniors on Center, 41 W Center St.
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338

• 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 9
Life in Christ Fellowship
500 Plain City-Georgesville Rd.,
West Jefferson, Ohio 43162
Register here


CAREGIVING 101: LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES (THREE-PART SERIES)
Assists caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future with information on Alzheimer’s, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.
• 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015
Register here

• 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Register here

• 2 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, May 19, 26 and June 2
Genesis HealthCare
920 S Main St, New Lexington, Ohio 43764
Register here

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to address some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
• 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 12
Dempsey Family Education and Resource Center
OhioHealth Neuroscience Center
3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214
Register here

• 12 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016
SE Ohio Center for Independent Living
418 S Broad St.
Lancaster, OH 43130
Register here

SEASONS OF CARING (EIGHT-PART SERIES)
Rabbi Cary Kozberg leads this series based on selections from "Seasons of Caring," offering perspectives to help caregivers deal with grief and self-forgiveness. This non-denominational class is intended for people of all faiths and for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's at all stages.
• Workshop Part 1: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 18, 25, and June 1, 8 Register here
• Workshop Part 2: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15, 22, 29 and July 6 Register here
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

SPEAKER’S BUREAU TRAINING
Learn to deliver educational presentations on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association to community organizations, care facilities, businesses and places of worship.
• 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 6
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Register here

FACING DEMENTIA: CONVERSATIONS FOR THE SANDWICH GENERATION
More than one-third of Alzheimer's caregivers are part of the "sandwich generation" caring for a parent or older relative while raising their own children at the same time. We will address some of the issues this group faces, including how to discuss dementia, the importance of planning and how to balance responsibilities.
• 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 13
Pickerington Library
201 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Register here
HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
1565 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040  Register here

THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, COAAA -District 7, COAAA-District 8, Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, Home Care Assistance, Ohio Arts Council, Our Family Home, Senior Options, SourcePoint, Union CountySenior Services Levy, VITAS, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community

 

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