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Peoria Area Upcoming Family Caregiver Education Programs

January-June 2013


** Registration is required at least a day in advance of the program.

**Please CLICK HERE for a printable flyer.

**See bottom of page for program descriptions.
 

JANUARY

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., Jan. 21 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging,
8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

FEBRUARY

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Materials cost: $5/person
Tues., Feb. 5 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmore Road, Washington

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., Feb. 18 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging,
8600 IL Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Train Your Brain
Materials cost: $30/person
Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 28 6-7:30 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

MARCH

Slices of the Pie
Materials cost: $30/person
Wednesdays, March 6-April 10 10:30 a.m.-noon
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., March 18 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging,
8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

APRIL

Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia
Materials cost: $5/person
Wed., April 3 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Henry Public Library, 702 Front St., Henry

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., April 15 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging, 8600 IL Route 91, Peoria

MAY

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress
Materials cost: $5/person
Wed., May 8 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pekin Library, 301 S. Fourth St., Pekin

Train Your Brain
Materials cost: $30/person
Thursdays, May 16-June 20 6-7:30 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., May 20 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging,
8600 IL Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria

Slices of the Pie
Materials cost: $30/person
Fridays, May 24-June 28 1:30-3 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Beyond Bingo: Creating Meaningful Activities
Materials cost: $5/person
Wed., May 29 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

JUNE

Facing New Challenges
Materials cost: $5/person
Mon., June 17 4:30-6:30 p.m.
OSF Institute on Aging,
8600 Illinois Route 91, Suite 130, Peoria



SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

SUPPORT GROUPS--Call Helpline Coordinator Herminia Christy, MSW, LSW, at 800.272.3900 for more information or to register.

Early Stage Support Group

People experiencing memory loss in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease often can communicate well enough to talk about the illness, the changes it causes in their lives and the ways they and their families are dealing with changes.
This group will enable persons with dementia and their caregivers to gain information, learn coping strategies, share their experiences, feelings and frustration, offer and receive comfort and support, interact with each other, and know that they are not alone. During each session, we will separate into two groups – one for the person with dementia and one for the caregiver. 

Wednesdays, Feb. 20-April 10 3-4:30 p.m.
Senior World, 719 N. Kumpf Blvd., Peoria

Tuesdays, Feb. 26-April 16 2:30-4 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

Tuesdays, May 7–June 25 2:30-4 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria

PALZ - Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group

4-5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month
Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
New members may join at any time. Members also go out for dinner together at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at a place determined by the group.
PALZ caters to both family members and those with memory loss. The group meets together for the first half hour and then splits into two groups: a support group for caregivers and an activities-based group for individuals with memory loss.
The patient facilitator attempts to engage participants in mentally and socially stimulating activity for the duration of the group session. Typically, participants are beyond the early stages of dementia.


Support Group leader refresher training

Wed., April 17 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter office

New Support Group leader training

Wed., May 8 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter office


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

The Basics. Discover more about symptoms, causes and risk factors for Alzheimer’s & dementia; the benefits of early detection; treatment options; stages of the disease; and ways the Association can help.

Beyond Bingo.
Creating Meaningful Memories. This program explores creative ways to maintain meaningful activities for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It is designed to give family caregivers the tools to prevent or minimize disease-specific behaviors caused by inactivity.

Facing New Challenges.
Participants learn the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, new communication approaches and ways to plan for the future.

Perspectives on Caregiver Stress.
Examine the symptoms of caregiver stress and learn strategies for becoming a healthier caregiver.

Protecting What Matters.
Learn strategies for assisting with routine personal care activities & tips to make the home safe and supportive.

Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia.
This program offers strategies on improving overall communication skills in connecting with memory-impaired individuals, and describes ways to respond to behavioral changes.

Slices of the Pie.
A 6-week program for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early stage Alzheimer’s disease where individuals can engage in social and stimulating activities.

Train Your Brain.
Are you a healthy 40+ and want to stay at the top of your game? This fun, 6-week program features guest speakers with different brain health-topics.

 


 


 

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