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Alzheimer's doesn't stop and neither do we. We are here to help.

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of those we serve, our programs are being offered online and by phone – including support groups, community education programs and family care consultations.

Community Education

Visit alz.org/crf, call our
Helpline at 1.800.272.3900, or
contact our local Program Specialists to register for any of our virtual Community Education programs.
Megan Benzing:
515.414.8124,
mrbenzing@alz.org

Megan Pedersen:
563.293.8058,
mepedersen@alz.org 

Sean Hoesing
712.454.5035 x8223
shhoesing@alz.org

Request a new Community Education program or series for your business or organization HERE.

Find a description of each Community Education program we offer at the bottom of this page.

WINTER 2023

** Click the link for the education program or call our Helpline at 800.272.3900 to register for one of the upcoming education programs below** 


Healthy Living for your Brain & Body - Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., Marion Public Library

10 Warning Signs - Feb. 7, 2 p.m., South Side Library, Des Moines, IA

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia - Feb. 8, 9 a.m., Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging - StressBusters Program - email delliott@wiaaa.org to register

Effective Communication Strategies - Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Independence Village of Ames, call to register

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - Middle Stage - Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Dubuque Caregiver Center

Effective Communication Strategies - Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Independence Village of Ankeny

Effective Communication Strategies - Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Urbandale Senior Rec Center

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior - Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Woodlands Creek Senior Living, Clive, IA

Healthy Living for your Brain & Body - Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., Maquoketa Senior Center

10 Warning Signs - Feb. 26, 2 p.m., The Mission Church

Winter Education Series

In partnership with LeadingAge Iowa, AARP, Dementia Friends and the Unlocking Brain Fitness: Keys to Dementia Prevention program

ALL PROGRAMS ARE VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM AT 12 PM CST

REGISTER FOR ANY PROGRAMS BELOW HERE


Jan. 18 – Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia (30 min) and Dementia Friends with Megan Zimmerman (30 min)
 
Jan. 25 – 10 Warning Signs (30 min) and Unlocking Brain Fitness: Keys to Dementia Prevention Program (30 min)
 
Feb. 1 – Advancing the Science at Any Given Moment: The Latest in Dementia Research (Lisa Groon)
 
Feb. 6 – Managing Money - A Caregivers Guide to Finances
 
Feb. 15 – Effective Communication Strategies*
 
Feb. 22 – Dementia Conversations*
 
Mar. 1 – Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors*

*This program is hosted by LeadingAge Iowa and will offer 1 contact hour for a $10 fee. This and all other programs are free if you are not earning CEUs. Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #67 – 1 contact hour for each webinar. Providership          regulations do not allow for partial credit to be given for any portion of this program. You must attend the entire session to receive credit. Retain certificate for four years.

 

 

Support Groups

If you are interested in attending a support group please click on the link for the individual support group, visit alz.org/crf, call our 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900 or contact one of our local program specialists to find a group near you:

Megan Benzing: 515.414.8124, mrbenzing@alz.org

Megan Pedersen: 563.293.8058, mepedersen@alz.org

Sean Hoesing
712.454.5035 x8223
shhoesing@alz.org
 

JANUARY 2023

3RD THURSDAY
Virtual Early-Stage Support Group - 10:00 a.m.
*If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group, please reach out to one of our local program specialists (see contact info above).

2ND TUESDAY
Early-Stage Social Engagement Group - via Zoom, 1:00 p.m. 

Friendship Haven - Fort Dodge, IA, 5:30 p.m.

1ST SUNDAY
New Hope Assembly of God - Urbandale, IA, 5 p.m.

1ST MONDAY
Homestead of Algona - Algona, IA, 5:30 p.m. 

1ST TUESDAY
Waverly Health Center - Waverly, IA, 12:30 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection - Marion, IA, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Gracewell - Denison, IA - 1:30 p.m.

Eventide Lutheran Home - Denison, IA, 6 p.m.

Gloria Dei - Urbandale, IA, 3 p.m.

1ST WEDNESDAY
Caregiver Support Group at The Kensington - Fort Madison, IA, 1 p.m.

Hegg Health Learning Center - Rock Valley, IA, 10 a.m.

1ST THURSDAY

1ST FRIDAY
Kirkendall Public Library  - Ankeny, IA, 1:00 p.m.

Cedar Falls Caregiver Support Group at CedarStone - Cedar Falls, IA, 1:00 p.m.

2ND MONDAY
Milestones Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Support Group - Davenport, IA, 10:30 a.m.

2ND TUESDAY
First Unitarian Church - Des Moines, IA, 12:30 p.m.

Southeast Iowa Caregiver Support Group - Burlington, IA, 10:30 a.m.

Wesley Acres Chamberlain House - Des Moines, IA, 2 p.m.

2ND WEDNESDAY
Kennybrook Village - Grimes, IA, 10:00 a.m.

Jackson County Caregiver Support Group - Clinton Engine Museum, Clinton, IA, 1:30 p.m.

St. John Vianney Caregiver Support Group - Bettendorf, IA, 1 - 3 p.m.

Independence Village of Ankeny - Ankeny, IA, 6 p.m.

2ND THURSDAY
Clinton County Support Group at the Alverno - Clinton, IA, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Dementia Care Partner Spouses Support Group at The Keystone Cedars - Cedar Rapids, IA, 3 p.m.

Dementia Care Partner Children of Those Living with Dementia Suport Group at The Keystone Cedars - Cedar Rapids, IA, 4 p.m.

Ankeny Presbyterian Church - Ankeny, IA, 1:30 p.m.

Orange City Area Health System - Orange City, IA, 7-8:30 p.m.

2ND SATURDAY
Corinthian Baptist Church - Des Moines, IA, 2 p.m.

3RD MONDAY
Northridge Village Chapel - Ames, IA - 1 p.m.

Homestead of Algona - Algona, IA, 5:30 p.m. (call to register)

Geneseo Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Partners Support Group - Independent Living Building at Allure of Geneseo - Geneseo, IL, 6 p.m.

3RD TUESDAY
Caregiver Support Group at DeWitt United Methodist Church - Hosted by Milestones Area on Aging, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Caregiver Support Group at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection - Marion, IA, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Atlantic, IA - Sweet Joy Shoppe at Cass Health - 10 a.m.

Orange City Area Health System - Orange City, IA, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Via Health Services - West Des Moines, IA, 5 p.m. 

3RD WEDNESDAY
The Bridges of Ankeny - Ankeny, IA, 6:30 pm
*This support group offers a virtual and in-person option*

Carroll Library - Carroll, IA, 1:30 p.m.

Mason City Kentucky Ridge - Mason City, IA, 6 p.m.

Independence Caregiver Support Group - Independence Public Library - Independence, IA, 6 p.m.

Anamosa Caregiver Support Group - Anamosa Public Library, Anamosa, IA, 4:30 p.m.

3RD THURSDAY
Clinton County Caregivers Support Group - Lyons Depot, Clinton, IA, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (call to register)


Evelyn K. Davis Center - Des Moines, IA, 6:00 p.m.

Waterloo Caregiver Support Group - Friendship Village, 1 p.m. 

Independence Village of Ankeny - Ankeny, IA, 6 p.m.

St. Patricks Church - Council Bluffs, IA, 6 p.m.

Faith Lutheran - Onawa, IA - 1 p.m.

3RD FRIDAY
MercyOne Centerville Caregiver Support Group - Centerville, IA, 9 a.m.

4TH TUESDAY
Sunrise Retirement Community - The Pointe - Sioux City, IA, 2 p.m. 

Hansen House - Harlan, IA, 10 a.m.

4TH THURSDAY
Dementia Care Partner Support Group - Ridgecrest Village - Davenport, IA, 5:30 p.m. 

LAST TUESDAY
Quad Cities Memory Circle at the Bettendorf Public Library (Social Engagement Group) - Bettendorf, IA, 10:30 a.m.

LAST SUNDAY
Edgewood Baptist Caregiver Support Group - Rock Island, IL, 2 - 4 p.m.



Programas educativos en español de nuestros amigos en Minnesota

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