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Rock River Area Upcoming Education Programs - July through December 2014

ROCK RIVER AREA

July 9, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s

12:30 – 2:30 PM
Flagg Rochelle Library
619 Fourth Avenue
Rochelle, IL
Cost: $5 material charge per person

July 28, 2014
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL 
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 7, 2014
ALZ 101

5:30 – 7:30 PM        
Mt Morris Library
105 S McKendrie
Mt. Morris, IL
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 12, 2014
Facing New Challenges

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Sterling Public Library
102 W Third Street
Sterling, IL
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 19, 2014
Know the Ten Signs
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Peru Mall - IL Valley Hospital Community Outreach
3940 State Route 51
Peru, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging.  There is no fee to attend.

August 21, 2014
Facing New Challenges

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

August 23, 2014
The Basics
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Princeton Library
698 E Peru
Princeton, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging.  There is no fee to attend.

September 4, 2014
The Basics
5:30 -7:30 PM
OSF St. Elizabeth
1100 E Norris, Room 4
Ottawa, IL
funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging. There is no fee to attend.

September 13, 2014
Know the Ten Signs       

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL 
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

September 22, 2014
Reconnect : Interacting with Dementia

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL 
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

September 29, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 AM
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Whiteside County Senior Center
1207 W Ninth
Sterling, IL 
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 4, 2014
Conversations About Dementia

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 13 and October 20, 2014
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

November 3, 29014
Now, What Was I Saying?!

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL     
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

November 24, 2014
Holiday Stress
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

December 4, 2014
Conversations About Dementia
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

December 6, 2014
Know the Ten Signs

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Rock River Branch
93 S Hennepin
Dixon, IL
Funded in part by United Way of Lee County
Cost: $5 material charge per person

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 living
  • Understanding 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.

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