Fall/Winter 2014-15 Calendar
These programs are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change and cancellation. Please call to register for all programs. For more information, or to register please call 800.272.3900 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or – after 5:00 p.m. – call 973.586.4300 and leave a message!
∗For information on program status during inclement weather, please
call the main number (973.586.4300)
– if our office is closed, dial extension 102∗
Holiday Stress and Caregiving
The holidays are a busy time of year. All the hustle and bustle of activities and celebration can create stress for a person with dementia and their caregiver. This presentation includes ways to involve the person with dementia in the festivities, preparing family members for holiday visits, adapting gift giving, and more.
Attendees will also learn about, and provide input on, an upcoming support group at Christ Hospital for caregivers of people with dementia.
Lunch will be provided.
Friday, December 5, 2014. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital
Staff rooms A & B
176 Palisade Ave, Jersey City
Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer's
“Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s” is an interactive three-part education series* designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and those who support them.
This program focuses on what individuals with memory loss need to know, plan, and do in order to live their best with Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include understanding Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, daily strategies and safety issues, partnering with your medical team, coping with changes, making decisions, and more.
* December 3, 10, and 17
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell
For more information, please call 973.586.4300 and ask for Laura Hawkins.
Holiday Stress and Caregiving
The holidays are a busy time of year. All the hustle and bustle of activities and celebration can create stress for a person with dementia and their caregiver. This session offers practical tips for balancing seasonal traditions and caregiving. The presentation includes ways to involve the person with dementia in the festivities, preparing family members for holiday gifts and guidelines for decorating safely.
Monday, December 8, 2014. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Clare Bridge of Hamilton
1645 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton
Understanding Memory Loss
Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging. This program will explore the difference between normal age-related memory changes and abnormal changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia disorders, including the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The presentation will discuss the importance of receiving a thorough diagnostic evaluation when symptoms first arise, current treatment options, and research advances.
Friday, January 23, 2015. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Princeton Senior Resource Center
45 Stockton Street, Princeton
Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease may present challenges. The ability to make sense of difficult behaviors can make your job as a caregiver easier and may improve quality of life – for everyone involved. Learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors. In addition, learn communication techniques to effectively respond to repetitive actions, recognition difficulties, and anxious or agitated feelings.
Refreshments will be provided by Seniors Helping Seniors In-Home Services.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Morris Country Library
30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany