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Peoria Area Upcoming Education Programs - July through December 2014

July 17, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost: $5 material charge per person

July 19, 2014
Know the Ten Signs

9:00 - 10:30 AM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost $5 material charge per person

July 21, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL 
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

July 30, 2014
Now, What Was I Saying?!
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost $5 material charge per person

August 2, 2104
Conversations about Dementia

9:00 -10:00 AM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost $5 material charge per person
 
August 14, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Graham Hospital
210 W Walnut
Canton, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 18, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 25, 2014
Exploring Care Options

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Pekin Public Library
301 S 4th Street
Pekin, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost $5 material charge per person

August 26, 2014
Personal Care & Safety

5:30 - 7:30 PM
OSF Holy Family
1000 W Harlem
Monmouth, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging.  There is no fee to attend.


August 27, 2014
Improving Communication

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Macomb City Hall
232 E Jackson
Macomb, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging.  There is no fee to attend.


September 3, 2014
Know the Ten Signs
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Gordon Behrent's Senior Center
2015 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging.  There is no fee to attend.

September 3, 2014
Personal Care and Safety

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Chapter Office
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost: $5 material charge per person

September 10, 2014
Reconnect: Interacting with Dementia

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Chapter Office
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL

September 15, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL 
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

September 20, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

9:00 – 11:00
Bradford Library
111 S Peoria Street
Bradford, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 1, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lillie M. Evans Library
207 N Walnut
Princeville, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 4 & 11, 2014
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glenn Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 20, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL 
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

November 5 & 11, 2014
Legal and Finance Series
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Funded in part by Central IL agency on Aging
Cost $5 material charge per person

November 8, 2014
Conversations About Dementia

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost $5 material charge per person

November 17, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL 
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

December 3, 2014
Know the Ten Signs
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Central IL Chapter
606 W Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
Cost $5 material charge

December 11, 2014
PALZ Holiday Gathering

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Chapter Office
606 W Glen
Peoria, IL
Funded in part by Central IL Agency on Aging

December 15, 2014
Facing New Challenges

4:30 – 6:30 PM
OSF Institute on Aging
10 Saint Claire
Washington, IL 
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

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

Are you unable to attend our face to face family education programs?  Consider enrolling in our e-learning programs on our website at alz.org/Illinoiscentral. There is no cost associated with enrolling in these classes and they are available 24/7. Create a user id and password and you’re on your way to learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Call Nancy Sweitzer, Program Director at 1.800.272.3900 if you have questions.

CHAPTER WIDE OPPORTUNITIES

NEW LEADER SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR TRAINING
Interested in starting a support group or helping facilitate an existing group?  The next training session will be held on October 22, 2014 from 9:00 – 4:00 PM at the Central IL Chapter office.  Contact Lisa Biernat at 1.800.272.3900 for more details.

NEW PROGRAM FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
The Central Illinois Chapter will be working in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging, both within our chapter area, to help make Illinois a “Dementia Capable” state. The role of the Alzheimer’s Association is to offer a six week specialized series to better equip family caregivers with caring for the needs of their loved ones in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a 12 hour evidence based program. Participants will gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of your loved one
  • Confidence to set and later caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily livingUnderstanding of disease progression
  • Ability to build a healthcare partnership with a professional caregiver.

Three sessions will be offered starting late this summer/early fall with more planned for next year. Maximum class size is 12. Call 800.272.3900 to enroll in a Savvy Caregiver program near you.
Savvy Caregiver Session – Mondays August 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, and  22, 2014. Sessions run from  6:00 – 8:00 PM – Galesburg YMCA. No class on Labor Day.
Savvy Caregiver Session – Wednesdays August 20, 27. September 3, 10, 17, and 22, 2014. Sessions run from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rock River Branch 93 S Hennepin Dixon, IL
Savvy Caregiver Session – Tuesdays October 7,14,21,28 and November 4 and 11, 2014 . Sessions run from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Central IL Chapter 606 W Glen Peoria, IL

Candlelight Services in Dixon, Quincy and Peoria

Candlelight Services hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association – Central IL Chapter   will be held on November 20, 2014 in Dixon, Peoria, and Quincy.  The Candlelight Service serves as a tribute to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who have passed away and lifts up those still on the journey. Post card reminders will be distributed in October – with specific times and locations of each service.

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Early Stage Support Group (ESSG)

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within the last six months and seem confused about what to do next? Three early stage eight week support group sessions will be offered at the Chapter office over the next six months to help you and your care partner prepare for the changes that will occur with Alzheimer’s disease. Sessions meet for two hours, on Monday mornings from 10 until noon. Sessions will offer dementia related education, emotional support and connections with resources so that group members may enhance their lives in the midst of the disease. Call Brenda Scarbeary at  800.272.3900 to enroll or email  bscarbeary@alz.org.  Minimum enrollment 6 couples.

Coming soon to Peoria – Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment.- A new six week- 9 hour  program is under development  to create a supportive atmosphere in which cognitive abilities can be maintained or improved by exercising the brain. A different topic will be introduced each week to help build connections with participants in a relaxed and friendly environment. Topics are not limited to diet/nutrition, stress management, socialization, sensory and creative exercises. Class sessions will run for 1.5  hour  per week over the six weeks. Watch our website alz.org/illinoiscentral  for the launch of this new program. Or call Darren Douglass at 800.272.3900.

PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group

PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 4:00 -5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Members also go out for dinner at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. PALZ is an open group* that caters to BOTH families and those with memory loss. The group meets all 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.

* Open group: allows new members to join at any time

Program Descriptions

 

 


 

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