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Education Programs

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.

View the January-March education listings

 

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNCATION STRATEGIES
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.

Monday, January 22 | Chapter Office: 1379 Dublin Rd
Register online

 


Monthly programs

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. Each session takes place the first Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High St., Worthington, Ohio. View complete list of dates


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.

Each session takes place at the Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio unless otherwise noted.

Register now for the January 9 session.

See all upcoming What's Next? We Can Help sessions.

Quarterly programs

Check back in January for new quarterly program dates.

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Program series

JOURNEYS: CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS, A LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S EARLY STAGE SERIES

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.

COLUMBUS 
Chapter Office:  1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

A new seven-week class is forming. For more information contact Katie Gabriel at kgabriel@alz.org.


CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S EARLY STAGES
questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this three-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with a loved ones diagnosis.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Part 1: Wednesday, January 31 at 1p.m. - Register online
• Part 2: Wednesday, February 7 at 1p.m. - Register online
• Part 3: Wednesday, February 14 at 1p.m. - Register online


CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES
This three part series is designed to assist families and caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future. Topics include understanding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Part 1: Wednesday, February 28 at 1p.m. - Register online
• Part 2: Wednesday, March 7 at 1p.m. - Register online
• Part 3: Wednesday, March 14 at 1p.m. - Register online

CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S LATE STAGES
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this two-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.


SOUTHEASTERN OHIO CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT
LIVING: 418 S Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio
• Part 1 and 2: February 14 at 12:30 p.m. - Register online

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Part 1 and 2: Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. (lunch included) - Register online




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Additional programs

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas - cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement

SOUTHEASTERN OHIO CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: 418 S Broad St., Lancaster, Ohio
• Wednesday, November 8 - 12:30 p.m.. - Register online

DODGE SENIOR CENTER: 667 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, Ohio
• Thursday, November 9 - 10:30 a.m.. - Register online


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

UNION COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES
940 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio
 • Friday, February 9 at Noon - Register


UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. 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.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Monday, February 19 at 1 p.m. - Register online

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - THE BASICS
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. Understanding Dementia - The Basics provides information about detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

LICKING COUNTY AGING PROGRAM
1058 E Main Street, Newark, Ohio
• Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. - Register online

UNION COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES
940 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio
• Friday, March 16 at Noon (lunch included) - Register online

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
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.

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Monday, January 22 at 1 p.m. - Register online

HILLIARD ASSISTED LIVING: 4303 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard, Ohio
• Tuesday, March 27 at 3 p.m. - Register online

DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning is an education workshop that offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.

LICKING COUNTY AGING PROGRAM 1058 E Main Street, Newark, Ohio
• Tuesday, March 28 at 1 p.m. - Register online

NEURO RESEARCH IN OHIO
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning is an education workshop that offers helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia. The workshop reinforces the need to plan ahead and build a care team that communicates well in order to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.

WILLOW BROOK DELAWARE RUN | SUMMIT ROOM
100 Delaware Crossing W. Delaware, Ohio
• Saturday, March 24 | Registration begins at 8:30 - Register online

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CAREGIVERS
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. This program will teach you about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans into place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

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THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8,  Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, SourcePoint.

 


 

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