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We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. These programs are free of charge, we host nearly monthly educational workshops in our office - but can bring any of these topics to your business, organization, church or community group. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact 800.272.3900 or  wvinfo@alz.org.  You can also RSVP online by visiting communityresourcefinder.org!

Community Workshop Topics

The Basics of Alzheimer's
This program takes information on Alzheimer's disease into your workplace, community group or organization. We cover topics ranging from the basics of the disease, current research to caregiving tips.  

  • March 28, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. | Hilltop, WV
    Genesis HealthCare, Hilltop Center - 152 Saddleshop Road
  • April 17, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. | Glenville, WV
    Council of Senior Citizens of Gilmer County - 720 N. Lewis Street 
  • April 27, 2018 - 10:45 a.m. | Marietta, OH
    Buckeye Hills Regional Council - 1400 Pike Street
  • April 30, 2018 - 3 p.m. | Marietta, OH
    Harmar Place Rehabilitation & Extended Care - 401 Harmar Street
  • May 1, 2018 - 1 p.m. | Cross Lanes, WV
    Cross Lanes Branch Library - 5449 Big Tyler Road
  • May 4, 2018 - 10 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available) 
  • May 10, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Parkersburg, WV
    Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1710 23rd Street 
  • May 10, 2018 - 6 p.m. | Elkview, WV
    Elk Valley Branch Library - 313 The Crossings Mall Road 
  • July 6, 2018 - 10 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available) 
      

Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening - it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. 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. 

  • April 18, 2018 - 5 p.m. | Martinsburg, WV
    The Crossings at Martinsburg - 13857 Apple Harvest Drive 
  • July 20, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available) 

Know the 10 Signs
Know the 10 Signs is a family education program that aims to increase awareness of the warning signs of Alzheimer's and the benefits of early detection and diagnosis.

  • April 2, 2018 - 6 p.m. | Summersville, WV
    Memorial United Methodist Church - 1317 W Webster Road 
  • April 6, 2018 - 11 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available)
  • April 12, 2018 - 12 p.m. | McConnelsville, OH
    Kate Love Simpson Library - 358 E. Main Street
  • April 24, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Salem, WV
    Genesis Healthcare, Salem Center  - 225 Sunbridge Drive
  • May 3, 2018 - 6 p.m. | Dunbar, WV
    Dunbar Branch Library - 301 12th Street Mall
  • May 7, 2018 - 11 a.m. | St. Marys, WV
    Pleasants County Senior Center - 209 2nd Street 
  • May 7, 2018 - 6 p.m. | Belle, WV
    Riverside Public Library - 1 Warrior Way #104 
  • May 23, 2018 - 10 a.m. | Grantsville, WV
    Calhoun County Committee on Aging - 105 Market Street
  • June 1, 2018 - 11 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available)
  • July 10, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Parkersburg, WV
    Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1710 23rd Street 

Dementia Conversations 
Dementia Conversations is an education workshop offered by the Alzheimer's Association for families facing a new diagnosis.  This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. 

  • April 18, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Beckley, WV
    Raleigh General Hospital Education Center - 1710 Harper Road 
  • April 19, 2018 - 12 p.m. | Martinsburg, WV
    The Crossings at Martinsburg - 13857 Apple Harvest Drive
  • April 25, 2018 - 10 a.m. | Parkersburg, WV
    Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1710 23rd Street
  • June 5, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Beverly, OH
    Muskingum Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation - 501 Pinecrest Drive 
  • June 15, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available)


Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messaging, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. 

  • April 16, 2018 - 12 p.m. | Charleston, WV
    Alzheimer's Association - 1601 2nd Avenue  
  • April 18, 2018 - 3 p.m. | Parkersburg, WV
    Willows Center - 723 Summers Street 
  • April 19, 2018 - 11 a.m. | Martinsburg, WV
    The Crossings at Martinsburg - 13857 Apple Harvest Drive
  • April 20, 2018 - 11:30 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available) 
  • June 19, 2018 - 1 p.m. | Parkersburg, WV
    Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1710 23rd Street
  • June 20, 2018 - 1 p.m. | Wheeling, WV
    Good Shepherd Nursing Home - 159 Edgington Lane 


Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
This workshop discusses the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age and strategies to help age well in the areas of physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement. During the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to make their own plan for healthy aging.

  • May 9, 2018 - 2 p.m. | Beckley, WV
    Raleigh General Hospital Education Center - 1710 Harper Road
  • May 18, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. | Athens, OH
    The Athens Village, ACEnet Bldg. B, Conference Room
    94 Columbus Road (RSVP - Only 10 spaces available)
  • June 20, 2018 - 11:15 a.m. | Fairmont, WV
    Marion County Senior Center - 105 Maplewood Drive   


What's New In Alzheimer's Research?
This workshop provides participants with the most up-to-date statistics, research and treatment strategies pertaining to science and brain health in regards to Alzheimer's and related dementias. 

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Caring Through the Holidays
The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. This workshop will offer practical advice on adjusting and setting realistic expectations around holiday activities; how to involve the person living with Alzheimer’s; coping with the stress associated with caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia; home and travel safety tips; and gifts suggestions the person with dementia needs or can easily enjoy.

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Savvy Caregiver
The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based, 12-hour training provided over a 6-week period for people who care for a family member with dementia. Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain: personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective; skills to assess abilities of their loved one with dementia; confidence to set and alter caregiving goals; strategies to manage activities of daily living; and much more.

  • April 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, 23 | Kingwood, WV
    10 a.m.- 12 p.m. - Pine Ridge
    300 Miller Road
    RSVP to Colleen Savage at 304.329.0464. This 6-week series is provided at no cost to participants through the WV Bureau of Senior Services Dementia Capable (DOTS) Project.
  • April 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, 23 | Beckley, WV
    10 a.m.- 12 p.m. - Raleigh County Commission on Aging
    1614 S Kanawha Street
    RSVP to Terri Tilley at 304.255.1397. This 6-week series is provided at no cost to participants through the WV Bureau of Senior Services Dementia Capable (DOTS) Project.
  • April 19, 26 & May 3 | Berkeley Springs, WV
    1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. (April 19), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (April 26 & May 3)
    Senior Life Services of Morgan County
    106 Sand Mile Road, Suite 1
    RSVP to 304.258.3096 ext. 1021. This 3-week series is provided at no cost to participants through the WV Bureau of Senior Services Dementia Capable (DOTS) Project.
  • April 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Pomeroy, OH
    1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. - Farmers Bank & Savings
    640 E. Main Street

Interested individuals must call the Alzheimer’s Association (800.272.3900) or listed contact to discuss the Savvy Caregiver course and content appropriateness and to reserve a space. It is expected  that participants commit to attending all six sessions.


Living with Alzheimer's
The Living with Alzheimer's Program is a resource to assist people living in the early stages of Alzheimer's to remain mentally and socially active post-diagnosis. An RSVP for the program is required by calling 800.272.3900 and a brief consultation will be conducted prior to entrance in the program.
  • For Middle Stage Caregivers
    March 9, April 13 & May 11* | Huntington, WV
    12 p.m.- 1 p.m. - Riverpark Hospital - 1230 6th Avenue
    *Participants must RSVP and are encouraged to attend all three sessions of the workshop series.
  Alzheimer's & Dementia University
The Alzheimer's Association will host a series of Alzheimer's & Dementia Universities throughout our Chapter territory. Alzheimer's & Dementia University for Families and Professionals is a one-day conference offering CEUs for Physicians, Nursing, and Social Work. Each University will have lunch provided. Workshop topics are designed to meet the needs of both professional and family caregivers.


Find a Workshop Near You


Visit communityresourcefinder.org to find a workshop in your community!
 

 


 

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