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Peoria Area Programs

Savvy Caregiver

Join us for a 6 week specialized series to better equip family caregivers to care for the needs of their loved ones in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's disease. You will gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of your loved one
  • Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily living
  • An understanding of the disease progressiobn

Cost: FREE
*Funded by IDOA

Every Wednesday from February 3-March 9, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Peoria Chapter Office
612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Every Friday from March 11- April 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Galesburg Public Library
40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg

Registration required: call 309-681-110 or email jwachtveitl@alz.org

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Legal and Financial

This program features local elder attorney, Timothy Kirk of Heyl Royster, who will discuss legal and financial issues caregivers face and steps they can take to plan for the future.
Cost: FREE
*Funded by CIAA

Monday, February 29, 2016
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Peoria Chapter Office
612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Peoria Chapter Office
612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Registration required: call 309-681-110 or email jwachtveitl@alz.org

Specialty Programs

Early Stage Support Group (ESSG)

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within the last six months and seem confused about what to do next? Early-Stage Support Group is an 8-week support group for persons with Early-Stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.
Sessions will take place at the Peoria Chapter office located at 612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria.

Registration is required: Screeni-ng process is required for all participants. To get more information contact the Alzheimer's Association- Central Illinois office by calling 800-272-3900 or emailing jwachtveitl@alz.org

PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group

PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. PALZ is an open group* that caters to BOTH families and those with memory loss. The group meets all together for the first half hour and then splits into two groups: a support group for caregivers and an activities-based group for individuals with memory loss. The patient facilitator attempts to engage participants in mentally and socially stimulating activity for the duration of the group session. Typically, participants are beyond the early stages of dementia.

For more information call the 800-272-3900 or email jachtveitl@alz.org


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