Education

We offer many free classes and workshops designed for older adults, people with a disability, and unpaid caregivers. These classes can help provide you with the skills you need to prepare for the road ahead.

Register for Classes

Request to register for classes by completing our Education Pre-Registration Form.  You will be asked to fill in some basic information about yourself. We will follow up with you to provide information about class dates and times.

Class Descriptions

ABCs of a Successful Doctor Visit for Caregivers
Have you ever left your doctor’s office wishing you could have more time? In today’s primary care visit, time is short and there are many issues to cover. How can you be effective and respectful of your doctor’s time and get answers you want? This session explores how to the make the most of your doctor visit. It will review some of the most important ways people can be prepared by applying common health advocacy skills. Be ready for an interactive, hands-on session, with must-know tips for anyone who has ever assisted family, friends or themselves in navigating the health care system.

Advance Care Planning
Don’t wait for a crisis to occur. Instead,  learn about your health care options and how to increase the chances that you’ll get the care you want, even if you can’t speak for yourself. This class will help you learn how to choose a decision maker, how to make your choice “official,” and how to share your wishes with others.

Brain Health & Aging
The brain is our most complex organ. It is also one of the most important. That’s why trying to keep it healthy is critical now, and as we age. Join us as we learn about the basics of brain health, including ways to promote healthy aging and reduce potential threats to brain health.

Day to Day Caregiving Skills 
Caring for a loved one at home? Would you like to learn some practical skills and tips for helping with day-to-day personal care? In this class we will talk about activities of daily living, creating routines, incontinence issues, equipment and assistive devices, nutrition, community resources and more.

Dementia Caregiving 
Caring for someone with dementia? Join us for some tips related to dementia caregiving. We will talk about what dementia is, ideas on preparing for the road ahead, developing our caregiver tool boxes, communication issues and creating routines.

Home Safety for Caregivers
The importance of home safety cannot be overstated if you plan to age in place, staying in your own homes and living independently. That may require a few changes in the home to keep everyone safer longer. This class will explore topics such as loss of mobility and fall prevention, assistive devices, Personal Alert Safety Systems, SMART 911, creating a support system and community resources.

Legal & Financial Issues for Caregivers
Ever wonder what it means to “Get your affairs in order”? Confused by the different names of financial and healthcare documents? Join us for an overview of legal and financial planning. Learn about powers of attorney, advance care planning, POLST forms, trusts and wills and resources to help you get started.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop
Powerful Tools is a six-week workshop open to spouses, partners, adult children, and friends caring for a loved one at home. Classes provide you with tools and tips to better handle the unique challenges your face. Learn to: reduce personal stress, communicate effectively, deal with difficult feelings, and more.

Staying Well: Emotional Wellness
Developing and maintaining wellness is a lifelong journey. In this workshop you’ll learn skills to evaluate and improve emotional wellness, understand the connection between your emotions and other aspects of your life, manage your feelings, build a strong support system, and cope with changes and challenges.

STEADI Fall Prevention
This fall prevention class can help you understand the risk factors for falls, make your home safer, and tips to prevent falls outdoors and in public spaces. You’ll also learn about how medications or illnesses can increase fall risk and what types of  devices can help prevent falls and improve mobility.

Taming the Medicine Cabinet
The majority of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% take five or more. Keeping track of your medications can be challenging. Join us as we explore some of the common causes of medication errors and challenges that most people face. We will also identify practical tips that anyone can use, including how to take back medications that are expired or no longer needed.

 

Please complete the Education Pre-Registration Form to learn about upcoming classes.

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