Workshops and Classes for Families
We offer professional-level training for non-professionals and retreats for caregivers to recharge and renew. A caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease wants to be prepared, have knowledge and feel confident in the care they are providing. Get certified. Get Trained. Call us at any of our offices to find out about the next education opportunities.
Confident Caregiver Series
Confident Caregiver Classes for 2016
This comprehensive series provides free monthly educational opportunities for family caregivers to learn about resources and and strategies in providing quality care for loved ones.
The Savvy Caregiver
This course from the Alzheimer’s Association will provide clinical-level training for family caregivers. Respite care is available. It's a training program providing training with dementia experts, a caregiver manual and a CD. You will learn skills to assess the abilities of your loved one with dementia and adjust your approach over time, confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals, add strategies to manage activities of daily living.
Savvy Caregiver Classes for 2016
Kern County For more information about the next set of classes, please contact 661.794.6948.
Check out (and share) our NEW Webinars!
Help & Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care
Compassionate Communication: Connecting with a Person with Alzheimer's
Conversations about Dementia (with your loved one who is experiencing memory loss)
Can't get to one of our classes in person? Get access to a selection of our classes, now offered online. Click here to access online learning resources.
Our mission is to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s, to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health, and to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research. The California Central Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has offices in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties, and serves more than 40,000 Alzheimer’s patients and their families every year. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
Nobody will be turned away for inability to pay; scholarships are available. Respite grants are available on an as-needed basis to help pay for in-home care of your loved one while you attend the retreat.
Respite Care Grants are available to low-income family caregivers in need of respite care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Funds received through our grants are of restricted use, intended solely to help caregivers obtain a much needed break from caregiving duties. These grants are made possible by the Mary Oakley Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter.
To find out more about our grants and to learn if your family qualifies, please contact:
- Ventura County: Monica Schrader at 805.494.5200
- Santa Barbara County: Luciana Cramer at 805.892.4259
- San Luis Obispo County: Sonya Laputz at 805.547.3830
- Kern County: Judy Ardray at 661.912.3053