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Please note that we are transitioning our community education, so please note if the program is in-person or online.

Family caregiver education is designed by topic to help caregivers through specific challenges. Programs are free to attend, but registration is required.

Current Community Education Programs are listed below or visit our Community Calendar or the Community Resource Finder where you may access resources, community programs and services.

For free online training and education programs that cover dozens of topics, including care strategies and Alzheimer's basics, go to the Training and Education Center.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The programs are free, but you must register to receive the login or location information.


In-Person
FIVE RINGS FINANCIAL LUNCH AND LEARN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Friday, August 19 | 11 A.M. - Noon

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. 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.   
REGISTER OR CALL 800.272.3900

In-Person Series
ART FOR LIFE

In partnership with 
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
2410 Wickham Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607


Art for Life is a socialization engagement program for people recently diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and their care partner(s). This program is offered once per month at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.

The programs are free, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER to participate. To register for this program, please email the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia chapter office at infoseva@alz.org or call 757.459.2405. Please provide your first and last name, email address and zip code to complete the registration.

September 10
Paint Pouring 
October 8
Fall Wreath
November 12
Holiday Mug Decorating 
December 3
Lightbulb Ordainment
 

Virtual Series
4 PART SERIES WITH SENTARA:
Sentara is committed to improving health every day. Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association will help us make strides in research and education and provide critical resources for individuals and caregivers whose lives are affected by this terrible disease.

PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO EACH EVENT TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION


- UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
September 21 | 12 - 1 P.M.
REGISTER

- DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS
Wednesday, November 30 | 12 - 1 P.M.

REGISTER

- UNDERSTANDING AND RELATING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 12 - 1 P.M.
REGISTER

- EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 12 - 1 P.M.

REGISTER

Virtual
UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
partnered event with InnovAge
Tuesday, October 11 | 6 p.m.
 
Learn about some of the common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess the person’s needs, and how to intervene effectively.
DETAILS
REGISTER