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Quincy Area Upcoming Family Caregiver Education Programs

January-June 2013

** Registration is required at least a day in advance of the program.
**Please CLICK HERE for a printable flyer.

**See bottom of page for program descriptions.

JANUARY

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress
Tues., Jan. 15 1–3 p.m.
First Christian Church, 390 N. Liberty St., Rushville

Protecting What Matters
Tues., Jan. 22 6–8 p.m.
Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy

FEBRUARY

Now What Was I Saying?
Thurs., Feb. 7 1–3 p.m.
Illini Community Hospital, 3rd floor conference room, 640 W. Washington St., Pittsfield

Protecting What Matters
Wed., Feb. 27 1–3 p.m.
Mt. Sterling YMCA, Route 99 South, Mt. Sterling

MARCH

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Tues., March 12 1–3 p.m.
Marion Corner Community Room, 320 Walnut St., Carthage

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress
Tues., March 26 1–3 p.m.
Western Community Center YMCA,
1400 Mortimer St., Barry

APRIL

Train Your Brain
Materials cost: $30/person
Thursdays, April 18–May 23 6-7:30 p.m.
Quincy Senior Center, 639 York St.

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress
Tues., April 23 6–8 p.m.
Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy

Now What Was I Saying?
Thurs., April 11 1–3 p.m.
First Christian Church, 390 N. Liberty St., Rushville

MAY

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Tues., May 14 1-3 p.m.
Mt. Sterling Community Center YMCA, Route 99 South, Mt. Sterling

Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia
Tues., May 21 6–8 p.m.
Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St.

JUNE

Protecting What Matters
Tues., June 11 1 – 3 p.m.
Marion Corner Community Room, 320 Walnut St., Carthage

Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia
Thurs., June 20 1-3 p.m.
Illini Community Hospital, 3rd floor conference room, 640 W. Washington St., Pittsfield


First Fridays Lunch & Learns

Join us on the first Friday of each month for lunch & an educational program.
Preregistration required by calling 800.272.3900. Co-sponsored by WCIAAA.
Cost: Free, though donations are accepted & appreciated.
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
All sessions meet at the Quincy Senior Center, 639 York St.

CLICK HERE for a downloadable flyer.

Friday, Jan. 4
The Sound of Music Therapy
Mia Roberge, local music therapist

Friday, Feb. 1
Don’t Go Breaking Your Heart
Dr. Monty Karoll, Mobile Health Screening & Diagnostic

Friday, March 1
Dementia, Behaviors and Psychiatry
Dr. Valentina Vrtikapa, Blessing Hospital

Friday, April 5
The Importance of Proper Foot Care
Dr. Shwetal Patel, Quincy Medical Group

Friday, May 3
Legislature and Senior Funding
David Vinkler, AARP associate state director

Friday, June 7
R & R: Staycation
Joe Bordewick, director of Bickford of Quincy


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Alzheimer’s 101. Explore the common causes of memory loss, including Alzheimer’s & related dementias; stages and  symptoms of Alzheimer’s; the importance of a good medical examination; and current research & treatments.
The Basics. Discover more about symptoms, causes and risk factors for Alzheimer’s & dementia; the benefits of early detection; treatment options; stages of the disease; and ways the Association can help.
Now What was I Saying? Receive steps to take now to make brain health one of your goals in the healthy aging process.
Perspectives on Caregiver Stress. Examine the symptoms of caregiver stress and learn strategies for becoming a healthier caregiver.
Protecting What Matters. Learn strategies for assisting with routine personal care activities & tips to make the home safe and supportive.
Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia. This program offers strategies on improving overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals, and describes ways to respond to behavioral changes.
Train Your Brain. Are you a healthy 40+ and want to stay at the top of your game? This fun, 6-week program features guest speakers with different brain health-topics.
First Fridays Lunch and Learns. Join us on the first Friday of each month for lunch & an educational program. Preregistration required. 


 


 

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