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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.

Please call 1-800-272-3900 to register for any of the educational programs below.

Click here for the complete list of education programs

2015 First Fridays Series
Held the first Friday of each month
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (includes lunch)
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 North High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Friday, April 3rd Topic: Sleeping Changes After Middle Age 
Presenter: Michele Stokes, PhD, MS, Director
Ohio Health Senior Health Services/
Gerlach Center for Senior Health
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.

Click here for the complete First Friday calendar

This 7 week program is for those with early stage memory loss and their
care partners. The forum provides education and peer-led support each week.

Wednesdays, February 4th through March 8th
John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
3724 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
No Cost: Funded by Gordon Flesch Company

Memory Strategies
The ICAN program at the Ohio State University Department of Speech & Hearing Science has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio to provide strategies for improving functional communication skills to adults with cognitive-communication impairment through a social group setting.
Fridays from 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27
The Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
No Cost: 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.
January 21st 9:00AM - 10:00AM
February 18th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
March 18th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
The Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road., Columbus, OH 43215
Wednesday, October 15th from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
No Cost: Funded by COAAA

March 9th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
The Gables at Green Pastures
390 Gables Drive
Marysville, OH 43040
No Cost: Funded by COAAA
Call Denise Brembeck at 800-272-3900

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
Wednesdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
The Alzheimer’s Association
1379 Dublin Road., Columbus, OH 43215
9:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: $35 fee per family

Tuesdays, February 10th, 17th, 24th
The Inn at Olentangy Trails
36 Corduroy Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
No Cost: Funded by COAAA

Meaningful Activities
Tuesday, March 24th
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W. Lincoln Ave, Delaware, OH 43015
1:30PM - 2:30PM
No Cost: Funded by the Delaware Council for Older Adults

Tuesday, January 13th
Fayette County Commission on Aging
1179 East Elm Street, Washington CH, OH 43160
1:00PM - 2:00PM
No Cost: Funded by COAAA

Practical Caregiving Concerns
January 27th 1:00PM - 2:30 PM
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Highway East, Marion, OH 43302
No Cost: Funded by COAAA

Memory Matters
Stuff: Tips for Downsizing
Paula Taliaferro, MGS, LSW
Education and Outreach Specialist
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
January 28th, 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43086
No Cost: Funded by Methodist Eldercare Services
Respite: Free Dementia-Friendly Activity provided by Wesley at Home


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