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Join us for Family Caregiver University in December

12/6/2017 3:00pm

Being a family caregiver can be stressful! Learn to build a foundation of clarity and calm in the midst of life’s trickiest times, so you can face the challenges and joys of caregiving with a renewed sense of energy and balance. Instructor will address stress relief and mindfulness.

Join us for: 

Finding Calm as a Caregiver
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Speaker: April Hadley, MSW, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness
Location: Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Drive, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

RSVP: Registration is required. Email registration@aaawm.org or call
616-222-7032. A $5.00 suggested fee per class, payable at door.
Questions: Call 616-222-7032 or visit www.caregiverresource.net

 

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Join Us for Family Caregiver University

11/9/2017 11:00am

Join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for

Taking Care to Give Care: Understanding the Importance of Self-Care on the Caregiving Journey

Do guilt or shame ever bubble up inside of you at the words “Self-Care”? Are you, as a caregiver, getting proper sleep, nutrition and exercise?  Do you allow yourself time to do things you enjoy? This class will focus on how caregivers can best balance caring for themselves and their loved ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker:      Raechel Morrow, BA, E-RYT, TCTSY – Grand Rapids Healing Yoga

Location:        Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan | 3215 Eaglecrest Drive, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

RSVP:      Registration is required.  Email registration@aaawm.org or call (616) 222-7032.  A $5.00 suggested fee per class, payable at door. 

Questions:   Call 616-222-7032 or visit www.caregiverresource.net

                                           

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Family Caregiver University: Upcoming Classes

10/24/2017 12:15pm

Our next Family Caregiver University class, "Understanding and Treating Depression in Seniors and Caregivers", is Friday, October 27 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is still time to register! Call (616) 222-7032  or email registration@aaawm.org.

Click here to see our Fall schedule! 

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Upcoming Family Caregiver University Class

4/25/2017 1:00pm

On Thursday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00pm, Caregiver Resource Network's Family Caregiver University will be presenting Elder Law 101. Do you have an Advanced Directive, a Durable Medical Power of Attorney, a Will or other documents in place? Have you been putting off the conversation with loved ones because you don't know where to start? Come listen to an elder law attorney and caregiver explain what each document is, why you need them and how to get them ready for you or your loved ones.

To register email: registration@aaawm.org  or call (616) 222-7032. There is a $5 suggested donation per class. 

Check out our Spring/Summer calendar for future classes. We look forward to seeing you! 

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Caregiver Resource Network Brings: 'Mindful Self-Compassion for the Caregiving Journey'

3/29/2017 1:46pm

The Caregiver Resource Network is bringing an amazing opportunity to Area Agency on Aging for all caregivers! April Hadley, MSW, from Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness will conduct this four-week class, "Mindful Self-Compassion is the practice of offering kindness to yourself in the midst of difficult experiences. It provides a foundation of emotional strength and resiliency." These classes will offer valuable support to caregivers.  

Classes will take place on Wednesday, April 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 1:30 - 3:30p.  It is important to be able to attend all four sessions, so check your schedules before registering.A $5.00 suggested fee per class is payable at the door. Maximum class size is 20. Register soon! Call: (616) 222-7032 or Email: registration@aaawm.org. 

 

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An Aging Rainbow: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Elders Dec. 5

11/28/2016 12:30pm

The Caregiver Resource Network's Diversity Academy present "An Aging Rainbow: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Elders" on Monday December 5, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Wealthy Street Theater (1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI).

The program will provide an overview of topics related to improving care for LGBT elders, with an emphasis on life experiences of LGBT elders, barriers to quality late life experiences, and real-world models for improving LGBT elder care.

Registration is required by November 30th to registration@aaawm.org

For more information on the training, including details about speaker Dr. Mira Krishnan, click on the flyer below

 

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Caregiver Resource Network Family Caregiver Series:

10/22/2013 2:00pm

The Caregiver Resource Network is hosting three events in November for family caregivers. All events will take place at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525).

 

Event Topics and Dates:

Relax, Indulge and be Pampered

Friday, November 8, 2013 – 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

I’m too Young to have Alzheimer’s

Friday, November 15, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Starting the Conversation

Friday, November 22, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Click here for more information, including registration information.

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November Family Caregiver Series a Success

12/3/2012 9:50am

The Caregiver Resource Network’s Family Caregiver Series was a “great success,” says Anne Ellermets, Contract Coordinator at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan and staff liaison to the group.  The Caregiver Resource Network (CRN) provided a month long list of complimentary activities geared towards family caregivers. Events included everything from a pie contest to local experts, authors and family portraits. Topics included financial and legal concerns, end of life issues as well as caregiver stress and Alzheimer ’s disease. Most of all the CRN feels they were able to reach a variety of family caregivers through the series.

“Caregivers often have hectic schedules and may not feel they have the time to get additional information or take time for themselves,” says Ellermets. “The fact that we had nearly 500 people attend events over the month speaks not only to the volume of family caregivers, but to the fact that information like this is needed and wanted. The organizations involved did a great job of providing interesting, engaging and entertaining events for the caregivers to attend.”   

The CRN is a collaboration of over 110 community organizations helping serve caregivers throughout West Michigan. For more information on their programs and resources, visits www.caregiverresource.net.

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