Come blossom with us!
Mark you calendar for these upcoming education and support programs for family caregivers.
What’s Blossoming Now?
5:15 – 6:30pm
Kadamba Tree Foundation
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW (WeWork Entrance),Washington, DC 20009
Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter
Build a support system with people who understand.
Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
• Develop a support system.
• Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
• Talk through issues and ways of coping.
• Share feelings, needs and concerns.
• Learn about community resources.
Visit http://www.alz.org/nca/ to learn more about caregiver programs and resources. To further extend your network of support, visit ALZConnected®, the Alzheimer’s Association’s online community, at alzconnected.org.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
2016 Fall Lifespan Respite Caregivers Conference: Educating, Empowering, and Supporting Family Caregivers
8:30am – 3:30pm
R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20032
This free conference is open to area family caregivers who help care for aging loved ones and loved ones with long-term illnesses and disabilities. Respite provided for qualifying caregivers.*
Participants may choose to attend morning and/or afternoon workshops, including two workshops from the Rosalyn Carter Institute’s acclaimed “Caring for You, Caring for Me” program:
Building Cooperative Relationships on the Care Team (Morning Session):
This interactive workshop will focus on understanding and building cooperative relationships between members of the care team. Participants will discover strategies for working together to reduce some of the frustrations and barriers they face in their caregiving roles. (Both professional and family caregivers are welcome to attend.)
Problem Solving for Caregivers (Afternoon Session):
This interactive workshop will explore common problems faced by caregivers. Participants will learn how to use, as well as practice implementing, a problem solving model designed for caregivers.
Additional workshop topics include:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Behavioral Symptoms Management Training
The Working Caregiver
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Elder Abuse and Caregiving
Caregiving for the LGBTQ Community
Caregiving for Veterans
*To register or for additional information, contact Linda Irizarry at (202) 535-1422 or email Linda.Irizarry@dc.gov.