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Conquering the Kitchen Returns - Cooking Course for Male Caregivers

4/25/2017 3:48pm

Our cooking course for Male Caregivers "Conquering the Kitchen" returns with a 4-session course. May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Meal time can be very stressful for family caregivers. Conquering the Kitchen 
can reduce that stress and help male caregivers become more comfortable in the kitchen, no matter their cooking skills. Classes are small to allow for interaction with the instructor and other classmates. 

You'll learn:

•    New cooking skills or brush up on old ones
•    How to plan a menu
•    Ways to make meal time less stressful
•    How to follow a recipe
•    Locate community resources

To register call (616) 222-7007 or email staci@aaawm.org. $10 is the suggested donation and complimentary respite services can be arranged at the time of registration.  

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What is the Michigan CARE Act

12/7/2015 8:15am

The Senate Health Policy Committee passed the Michigan CARE Act, which will help Michigan's 2 million caregivers. The bill now will go to the Senate floor.

Click here to read an article in the Lansing State Journal by Kari Sederburg, Executive Director of the Aging & Adult Services Agency at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for more information on the CARE Act and how it will benefit caregivers and those receiving care.

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Caregiver Support Group Meets Fridays at AAAWM

7/21/2015 9:03am

AAAWM is hosting a support group for individuals caring for someone with dementia. The support group meets the second Friday of the month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

The group is an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group and is designed to provide emotional, education and social support for caregivers.

The group helps caregivers 

  • evelop skills to solve problems
  • ncourages caregivers to maintain their own health (personal, physical and emotional)
  • optimally care for the person with dementia

 
For more information on the support group, contact Julie at (616) 222-7064 .
 
*please note this support group is only for the caregiver and not for the individual that has dementia. Respite is available by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. *

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Dementia Support Group for Caregivers

12/17/2013 2:30pm

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan is hosting a support group for individuals caring for someone with dementia. The support group meets the second Friday of the month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
 
For more information on support group, contact Julie at (616) 222-7064.
 
*please note this support group is only for the caregiver and not for the individual that has dementia. Respite is available by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. *

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#1 Susan Laninga said:

Is this group still ongoing? The dates are for two years ago!!

#2 webmaster said:

Susan, yes this group is still meeting at the same time and location! I have also emailed you the flyer which provides some additional information. I'm sure they would love to have you at this group!

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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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Family Caregiver Series Starts November 1

10/30/2012 1:05pm

The Caregiver Resource Network's November Family Caregiver Series starts November 1st and lasts all month long. The series, consisting of 22 events, is targeted to family caregivers and includes a wide variety of topics and event types.

Some are more educational, including authors and local experts; while other events are more interactive such as family portraits or baking demonstrations.  All events are complimentary and open to the public.

Event times range throughout the day with locations throughout Kent County.

For more information, including a complete list of all the events, visit www.caregiverresource.net.

The Caregiver Resource Network is a collaboration of over 100 West Michigan organizations dedicated to helping family and professional caregivers.

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Author to Speak to Caregivers

9/26/2011 11:30am

“Caregivers: Who’s Caring For You” will be entertaining as Michigan author, Lynn Alexander, teaches caregivers how to take care of yourself, reduce stress and find strategies to get you through, even if you are in the “Sandwich Generation.”

The event will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Ryerson Auditorium, Level 3 (111 Library Street) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Registration is encouraged at registration@aaawm.orgor (616) 456-5664

Click here for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Caregiver Resource Network, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan and the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Learn Safe Medical Transfers

9/12/2011 11:00am

Many caregivers also help their loved ones get out of the bathtub, get into chairs or walk throughout the home. On Thursday September 22, 2011, Easter Seals will teach the proper techniques to make medical transfers a safer and easier process.  The training will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Easter Seals (4065 Saladin Drive SE, Grand Rapids), lunch will be provided.

 

Registration is required and complimentary respite is available upon request. To qualify for this training, either the caregiver or the care recipient must be age 60 or older.

 

Email your name and the class title (Safe Medical Transfers) to registration@aaawm.orgor call the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan at (616 ) 456-5664. Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation.

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Caregiver Training

3/10/2011 4:45am

A new series of the Creating Confident Caregivers training starts March 16 in Grand Rapids. If you, or someone you know, is caring for someone with memory loss, this program may be a good fit.

During the sessions individuals will learn about resources for caregivers, ways to be a better caregiver and much more. Caregivers will also meet those in similar situations and will have the opportunity to learn from their experiences.

Respite care is available during the sessions.  For more information, contact Anne at  (616) 222-7014 or anne@aaawm.org

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#1 Angela Prince said:

I would like to apply for a caregivers position. I cannot get the application on the web.
I would like you to contact me as early as possible by email or phone.
My Number is 416 293-3670. Thanks

#2 Webmaster said:

Angela, thank you for your inquiry. However, we do not hire caregivers and the training listed is for family caregivers only. If you are looking for a paid caregiver position, I recommend you contact home care agencies. I have also sent this response to your email. Thank you.

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Male Caregivers Needed!

3/3/2011 9:30am

Know a male providing care to someone with Dementia or memory loss?

Please click here to access survey. Survey results will help identify and develop programs to meet needs. Paper copies available by calling (616) 456-5664.

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