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We offer several educational programs for families, individuals with cognitive loss, care partners, and community members. Programs range from introductory material to in-depth multi-part sessions and brain health information. 

The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an
education program due to low attendance.  Please be sure to register in advance. 

Education Program Updates
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Metro Detroit Education Programs

Creating Confident Caregivers / SAVVY Workshops in Your Area

Central Michigan - Flint

Central Michigan - Midland

Metro Detroit

Traverse City
Updated information coming soon!

Upper Peninsula

West Michigan

Northern Michigan - Traverse City

Three-part education series

Workshop  The Basics  Effective Communication Strategies Understanding Behaviors
When Saturday, May 30 Saturday,
June 6
June 13
Time 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 12:00 -
1:00 p.m.
12:00 -
1:00 p.m.
All workshops are located at:
Comfort Keepers
1107 E. Eight Street
Traverse City
Lunch is available for all workshops at no charge.
You must register to attend, call 800 272 3900.    


West Michigan Education Programs

Three-part Alzheimer's Series
When/Time Monday,
June 8
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15 
6:30 -
8:30 p.m.  
June 22
6:30 -
8:30 p.m.
Class Understanding Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Legal and Financial Issues Strategies for Navigating the Dementia Journey
All classes are located at:
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital
605 Oak Street
Big Rapids

You must call 800 272 3900 to register.

Living With Alzheimer's - Mid Stage


Tuesdays, June 4, 11 & 18
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 Where: Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
665 Seward Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids
 Host: Joy Spahn, Director
Alzheimer's Association
Greater Michigan Chapter - West Michigan Office
 RSVP: 800 272 3900 



        Secondary Caregivers

 When/Time: Tuesdays, July 21 & 28
August 4
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 Where: Mercy Health SW Campus
2373 64th Street, SW
 RSVP: 800 272 3900 

Three-Part Alzheimer's Education Series
Mercy Health Southwest Campus
2373 64th Street, SW
Byron Center
To register, call 800 272 3900  or click on the flier for more information.
Week 1
Tuesday, September 1
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Understanding Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Week 2
Tuesday, September 8
Legal and Financial Issues
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Week 3
Tuesday, September 15
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Education Materials

The Alzheimer's Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures as well as a variety of educational materials (DVDs, videos, audiotapes, and books) on topics related to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. For more information about our library and publications, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800 272 3900.

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