Peoria Area Education Programs
April 20, May 18, and June 15, 2015
April 27, 2015
"My spouse has nothing to do- I'm confused about her quality of life."
"My father keeps asking the same questions over and over."
These are some of the common challenges encountered by individuals and families caring for a parent, spouse, or relative with dementia. Come, hear, and interact with nationally known Alzheimer's expert, Teepa Snow, MS,OTR/L,FAOTA discuss strategies that make a difference for your family.
Exhibit & Resource Fair 5-6 PM
May 4, 2015
May 9, 2015
May 12, 2015
June 5- July 31, 2015
**Registration is required at least a day in advance of the program
CHAPTER WIDE OPPORTUNITIES
NEW LEADER SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR TRAINING
NEW PROGRAM FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
(See below for more information)
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 Friday mornings from 10 until noon starting June 5- July 31, 2015 at 612 W. Glen Ave in Peoria. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum enrollment 6 couples.
Register today to enroll in a new 6 week interactive program to promote healthy aging for individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Topic include exercise, nutrition, communication, socialization and civic awareness. Classes meet weekly for 1.5 hours with time allotted for education and hands on activities. Classes run through May 6, 2015 -June 10, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 PM at 612 W. Glen Ave in Peoria. Cost is $30 for all six sessions. Call Nancy Sweitzer or Lisa Biernat at 1-800-272-3900 to register.
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. 6 week specialized series is available Wednesdays starting May 6 - June 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at 612 W. Glen Ave in Peoria.
Participants will gain:
For more information contact: Nancy Sweitzer or Lisa Biernat at 800.272.3900
PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group
PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 3:00 -4:30 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.