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Events for Family Caregivers

15 Dec

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:31-04:00

For care partners of individuals living with dementia in mid-to-late stages. Explore the concept of ambiguous loss, develop coping strategies and gain understanding of feelings of grief when caring for a person with dementia. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of Ambiguous Loss
  • Recognize the uniqueness and complexity of Ambiguous Loss
  • Explore concepts for learning to live with Ambiguous Loss
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services in the community

Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

Learning to Live with Ambiguous Loss Workshop – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:31-04:00
9 Dec

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:31-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

  • Wednesday, October 7th
  • Wednesday, October 21st
  • Wednesday, November 4th
  • Wednesday, November 18th
  • Wednesday, December 9th 

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:31-04:00
8 Dec

Supporting Communication – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00

This presentation discusses changes in communication that occur in people with dementia and strategies to communicate and support the individual using a person- centered approach.

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Recognize different ways in which communication occurs
  •  Explain how communication changes in a person with dementia
  •  Describe strategies that can support communication with a person with dementia
  •  Recognize the benefits of validating a person’s feeling when trying to communicate
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Supporting Communication – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00
8 Dec

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00

This workshop provides an overview of behaviours in dementia and communicating in a supportive manner. It will focus on providing participants with the knowledge of how behaviours and communication can change over the course of the disease and ways to supportively communicate with a person living with dementia.

For family caregivers related to a person living with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that behaviour is a form of communication
  • Describe how dementia impacts communication
  • Recall communication strategies that can be used to support people living with dementia
  • Discuss the meaning of behaviours in dementia and ways to offer support
Workshop will be presented online using Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the zoom link to participate.

 

Understanding Behaviours and Supportive Communication – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00
26 Nov

Social with a Purpose: Baking Edition! (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00

To kick off the Social with a Purpose Campaign, we are inviting you to participate in Social with a Purpose: Baking Edition! Narmatha Jayakumar, owner of BN Sweets N’ Cakery, will be leading two sessions in decorating cookies and cupcakes via Zoom. These classes are open to the public. It’s time to get baking – register today!

Event Details:

Date: November 26, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Theme: Cupcakes- The Holidays

 

CLICK HERE to register.

 

Social with a Purpose: Baking Edition! (ONLINE)2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00
26 Nov

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00

This workshop is for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or care partners of people living with MCI. The focus of the session will be on providing an overview of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of MCI and the differences between normal aging, MCI and dementia
  • Explore how MCI impacts individuals and families
  • Learn how to optimize cognitive health
  • Develop an understanding of supportive services n the community
Workshop will be preseted by Zoom. 

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:30-04:00
25 Nov

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:29-04:00

Join us for this online program!

Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges; by learning to be in full awareness of what is transpiring in the mind & body, one can shift the quality of all experiences. By practicing mindful living, you become more authentic in all of your actions. Join your instructor, Pamela Rudolph to learn the 5 Elements of the Mindfulness Self-Care Model, Mindfulness grounding techniques and supports, Meditation basics and enjoy a guided secular meditation followed by a group discussion. 

What is Mindfulness & Meditation?  Mindfulness means we are paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, to be in the present moment without judgement.  It is all about focus and awareness and is a powerful tool we can all use right now. Meditation is our personal practice of focusing the mind to achieve a mentally clear and calm state.  Guided meditation is a practice of relaxed concentration where you follow a narrator’s instructions relating to breath and imagery which are very valuable to our health and well being.

Wednesdays – October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 and 25

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Session will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)2020-09-29T12:31:29-04:00
18 Nov

Boomers Club – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00

The Boomers Club focuses on wellness for people with Early Onset Dementias (under age 65) and their care partners. In this online series, we will be creating informal connections among people who are on the same journey while engaging in a variety of  recreational activities including art, games, exercise, food, social chats and more. The program is flexible and can be modified based on the needs and interests of the group participants.

Please join our facilitator, Cathy Barrick from 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. 

  • Wednesday, October 7th
  • Wednesday, October 21st
  • Wednesday, November 4th
  • Wednesday, November 18th
  • Wednesday, December 9th 

This program will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

Boomers Club – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00
18 Nov

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)

2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00

Join us for this online program!

Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges; by learning to be in full awareness of what is transpiring in the mind & body, one can shift the quality of all experiences. By practicing mindful living, you become more authentic in all of your actions. Join your instructor, Pamela Rudolph to learn the 5 Elements of the Mindfulness Self-Care Model, Mindfulness grounding techniques and supports, Meditation basics and enjoy a guided secular meditation followed by a group discussion. 

What is Mindfulness & Meditation?  Mindfulness means we are paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, to be in the present moment without judgement.  It is all about focus and awareness and is a powerful tool we can all use right now. Meditation is our personal practice of focusing the mind to achieve a mentally clear and calm state.  Guided meditation is a practice of relaxed concentration where you follow a narrator’s instructions relating to breath and imagery which are very valuable to our health and well being.

Wednesdays – October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18 and 25

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Session will be presented online using Zoom

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate. 

 

 

Mindfulness and Meditation (ONLINE)2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00
17 Nov

Brain Health – ONLINE

2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00

This interactive presentation discusses the risk factors of dementia and how healthy lifestyle changes can help improve and maintain the health of the brain.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand some of the research findings on reducing the risk of developing dementia
  •  Recognize how lifestyle plays a role in a person’s risk of developing dementia
  •  Commit to take action to reduce the risk of developing dementia
Workshop will be presented online by Zoom.
 
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to participate.

 

 

Brain Health – ONLINE2020-09-29T12:31:28-04:00

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