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Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio Chapter offers free educational programs for family caregivers, health care professionals and the community. To ensure you find the right program for you, please call 800.272.3900. Registration required.

View the October-December program listings.


Monthly programs

FIRST FRIDAYS
Monthly community education lunch and learn lectures relating to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Socialization and activity program is available for individuals with Alzheimer’s to attend while the caregiver attends the lecture. Each session takes place the first Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. at the Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High St., Worthington, Ohio. View complete list of topics.

March 3
Choices in Care
Register online
September 1
Dispelling the Myths of Long term care
Register online
April 7
Legal and financial planning
Register online
October 6
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
Register online
May 5
Vitamins and supplements
Register online
November 3
Let nothing you dismay
Register online
June 2
Montessori based activities
Register online
December 1
Physical activity and Alzheimer's
Register online
August 4
Patient and resident rights
Register online
First Friday does not take place
in January or July

WHAT'S NEXT? WE CAN HELP
Increase your understanding of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's, while learning about the Central Ohio Chapter programs and services.

Each session takes place at the Central Ohio Chapter office: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio unless otherwise noted.

• Wednesday, October 25- 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Register online
• Wednesday, November 29 - 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Register online
• Tuesday, December 12 - 2 to 3:30 p.m. - Register online


Quarterly programs

Check back in January for new quarterly program dates.

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Program series

JOURNEYS: CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS, A LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S EARLY STAGE SERIES

This seven-week educational and supportive series will explain the whats, whys and hopes to individuals with early stage memory loss and their care partners.

COLUMBUS 
Chapter Office:  1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio

This class will take place on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. starting October 26. No class on Thanksgiving day.
Contact Katie Gabriel at kgabriel@alz.org to inquire.  


CREATING CONFIDENT CARE PARTNERS | LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S MIDDLE STAGES
This three part series is designed to assist families and caregivers in understanding the diagnosis and planning for the future. Topics include understanding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, medical issues and hospitalization, communication, safety, long-term planning and community resources.

KINGSTON PLACE: 10001 Parkview Blvd. Columbus, Ohio

Part 1: Wednesday, September 20- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online
Part 2: Wednesday, October 18- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online
Part 3: Wednesday, November 15- 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Register online



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Additional programs

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: TIPS FROM THE LATEST RESEARCH
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. This workshop covers four areas - cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement

SOUTHEASTERN OHIO CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: 418 S Broad St., Lancaster, Ohio
• Wednesday, November 8 - 12:30 p.m.. - Register online

DODGE SENIOR CENTER: 667 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, Ohio
• Thursday, November 9 - 10:30 a.m.. - Register online


KNOW THE 10 SIGNS
This program will educate individuals about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, risk factors, and will explain the diagnosis process.

Check back soon for additional dates to attend this session.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA - THE BASICS
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. Understanding Dementia - The Basics provides information about detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

WESTERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 126 S State Street, Westerville, Ohio
• Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m.. - Register online

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR SAFETY AND COMMUNICATION
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

LONDON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION: 218 Elm St., London, Ohio
• Wednesday, October 11 - 7 p.m.. - Register online

MARION SENIOR CENTER: 2375 Harding Hwy E. Marion, Ohio
• Tuesday, October 17- 2 p.m. -Register online

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Wednesday, November 1- 1 p.m. -Register online

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVOIRS
Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

BENNINGTON GLEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION: 825 State Route 61, Marengo, Ohio
• Tuesday, October 10 - Noon  - Register online

CHAPTER OFFICE: 1379 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio
• Monday, December 18- 1 p.m. - Register online

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR CAREGIVERS
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. This program will teach you about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans into place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you.

MARION SENIOR CENTER: 2375 Harding Hwy E. Marion, Ohio
• Tuesday, November 21- 2-3 p.m. - Register online

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR THE CAREGIVER
Preparation for the holidays can be stressful and tiring even under the best of circumstances. This session will walk you through considerations and provide helpful tips on preparing guests, holiday gift tips, involving the individual with Alzheimer's disease and more.

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: 455 Clark State Rd., Gahanna, Ohio
• Wednesday, November 15- 10:20 a.m. - Register online

LONDON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION: 218 Elm St., London, Ohio
• Saturday, November 18- 7 p.m. - Register online

PICKAWAY SENIOR CENTER: 2105 Chicksaw Dr., Circleville, Ohio
• Thursday, December 7- 10:30 a.m. - Register online

GENESIS HEALTH CARE: 920 S. Main St., New Lexington, Ohio
• Tuesday, December 14 - 5 p.m.. - Register online

LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY: HOW CAN CAREGIVERS COPE DURING THE YULETIDE SEASON
Presented by: Rabbi Cary Kozberg

Holidays can be a time filled with stress and sadness for the caregiver of someone with dementia. This non-denominational class is intended for people of all faiths and for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's at all stages. Rabbi Kozberg will offer perspectives to help caregivers deal with grief and self-forgiveness during this holiday season.

ASBURY UMC: 55 W Lincoln Ave. Delaware, Ohio
• Wednesday, November 8- 2-3 p.m.. - Register online

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THESE FREE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY FUNDING FROM: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging- District 5, AAA -District 7, AAA-District 8,  Harry C. Moores Foundation, Healthcare Foundation of Delaware, SourcePoint.

 


 

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