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Rock River Area Programs

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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 or another dementia. 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 progression

Cost: FREE
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please call Daryl Carlson at 309-681-1100 ext. 207.
*Funded by IDOA

Every Tuesday from April 26- May 31, 2016
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bridges Senior Center
221 W. Etna Rd., Ottawa  

Dementia Conversations


When someone you love shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable. Join us to learn tips for reducing the stress related to doctor's visits, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sterling Library
102 W. 3rd St., Sterling

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

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Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey, and ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Cost: FREE

Thursday, June 30, 2016
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Mt. Morris Library
105 S. McKendrie Ave., Mt. Morris

Registration required: call 309-681-1100

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