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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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Finding Calm as a Caregiver

11/28/2016 1:00pm

The Caregiver Resource Network's Family Caregiver University class "Finding Calm as a Caregiver" will be held on December 7, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525).

The event will teach caregivers to build a foundation of clarity and calm in the middle of life's rockiest times so help face the challenges and joys of caregiving with a renewed sense of energy and balance.

Registration is required at registration@aaawm.org and a $5 suggessted fee per class is payable at the door.

For more information on the event, click the flyer below.

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#1 Continuum Care said:

This sounds like a wonderful and beneficial event for family caregivers. We offer a variety of free helpful resources for those caring for senior loved ones here as well: http://www.continuumcare.com/resources/

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Space Available at Family Caregiver University Class

2/9/2015 9:30am

Family Caregiver University’s First Aid & Emergency Preparedness Training on February 18, 2015 is still accepting registrations. 

The class will feature speaker Nancy Christiansen, RN Clinical Care Coordinator at DMS at Home. Christiansen will walk participants through basic first aid assessment and skills training.  This session will include signs, symptoms and interventions for:  stroke, heart attack, shock, choking, bleeding, trauma, diabetes, breathing difficulties, falls and infection control.  Participants will gain tools for Emergency Preparedness which will help calm fears and help with successful interventions and care.  The first twenty enrollees will receive a free First Aid Certification Card and Workbook.

The class will be held at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525) from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.. There is a suggested $5 fee for the class, payable at the door. Registration is required and can be made over the phone at (616) 222-7032 or by emailing registration@aaawm.org. Registration is not complete until a confirmation message is received.

 For more information on this, and all the Family Caregiver University Classes, including the March 18th Technology to Manage Medications and Care, visit www.familycaregiveruniversity.org.

Family Caregiver University is a program of the Caregiver Resource Network, a collaboration of over 150 organizations dedicated to caregiver issues. For more information on the Caregiver Resource Network, visit www.caregiverresource.net.

 

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Family Caregiver University Holds First Class

1/23/2015 10:15am

The Family Caregiver University held its first class Wednesday, “Fall Prevention and Home Safety.”   The topic was presented by Michelle Howard (Holland Home), Joanne Feutz (Disability Advocates) and Barb Nelson Jandernoa (Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan).  Thirteen caregivers attended the class and the feedback was very positive. All those who attended learned new skills to make their home safer for the person they are caring for.

The next session, February 18, will focus on first aid and emergency preparedness.  For more information on the February class, or future monthly classes, visit www.caregiverresource.net. Family Caregiver University is a new initiative of the Caregiver Resource Network. 

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