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The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers free educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community. To ensure you find the right program for you, please call 800.272.3900. Registration required. Download flyer here.

MEMORY MATTERS
Community education lunch and learn lecture addressing concerns of those with dementia and their caregivers.  Respite is available with registration. (Please note location.)
•  Caregiver Wellness, Rose Beeson, PhD, RN
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 27
Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
2225 Taylor Park Dr.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 Register here
•  Community Resources, Patty Callahan, LISW
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, August, 24 Register here
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
•  Music, Memory and Smiles Register here
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 28
Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068

WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services.
• 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 28 Register here
• 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 25 Register here
• 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 22 Register here
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

FIRST FRIDAYS
Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture.
•  Dispelling the Myths of Hospice and Palliative Care: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, August 5 Register here
•  Are Your Documents in Order? Legal and Financial Planning Tips: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, September 2 Register here
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085

KNOW THE 10 SIGNS
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Call 800.272.3900
• 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, August 25
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W Lincoln Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease and begins to lose their ability to communicate with words: learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage.
•  10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 28
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215
•  1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 28 Register here
Asbury United Methodist Church
55 W Lincoln Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015
• 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, September 29 Register here
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
• 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, August 25
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215
• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30 Register here
Marion Senior Center
2375 Harding Hwy E., Marion, Ohio 43302

SEASONS OF CARING (four-Part series)
Rabbi Cary Kozberg leads this series based on selections from "Seasons of Caring," offering perspectives to help caregivers deal with grief and self-forgiveness. This non-denominational class is intended for people of all faiths and for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's at all stages. Register here
• 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

MEMORY STRATEGIES
Ohio State University graduate students in Speech- Language Pathology facilitate weekly group sessions to provide strategies for improving functional communication skills for adults with cognitive-communication impairment. Space is limited, please call to inquire. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays
• September 9, 16, 23, 30
• October 7, 21, 28
• November 4, December 2
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215

PROVIDING MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES
A discussion on how activities can make the best of a person's abilities, enhance quality of life, and facilitate relaxation. Join us to learn how both the caregiver and individual with memory loss can enjoy the sense of security and togetherness that activities can provide. Register here
• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, September 13
Chapter office, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215


MEDICAL ISSUES THAT CAN AFFECT DEMENTIA
This program will assist families and caregivers by discussing the importance of staying healthy, preparing for doctor visits, medical conditions that can worsen dementia, prevention and management of Delirium, and hospitalization.  Register here
• 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 14
Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living
418 S Broad St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130


JOURNEYS
This seven-week educational and supportive series will explain the whats, whys, and hopes to individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners. Call 800.272.3900 to register
• 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays
September 21 to October 26
Inn at Olentangy Trail
36 Corduroy Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015

UNION COUNTY SYMPOSIUM:
Facing Dementia: Conversations for the Sandwich Generation
More than one-third of Alzheimer's caregivers are part of the "sandwich generation" caring for a parent or older relative while raising their own children at the same time. Our expert panel will address some of the issues this group faces, including how to discuss dementia, the importance of planning and how to balance responsibilities. Register here
• 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday, October 6
Union County Services Building
940 London Ave., Marysville, Ohio 43040

THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8, Delaware County Foundation, Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, Home Care Assistance, Ohio Arts Council, Our Family Home, Ron Sabatino Foundation, Senior Options, SourcePoint, Union CountySenior Services Levy, VITAS, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community


 

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