An Aging Rainbow: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Elders Dec. 5
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the training, including details about speaker Dr. Mira Krishnan, click on the flyer below
Space Available at Family Caregiver University Class
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 email@example.com. 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.
New Details for Reinventing MI Retirement
Workshop titles for the October 20 event have been announced and include; discovering your social security benefits, investing fundamentals, con artists' playbook and who gets grandma's yellow pie plate. Click here to view the flyer for more information and share with family and friends. Seating is limited to 100 people so register today for this free event!
Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones
On June 10, 2014, learn what you can do to protect yourself from elder abuse. Experts in the areas of elder abuse, caregiver stress, Medicare fraud and abuse, recent scams in West Michigan and other finacial ploys will tell you what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
The training will be held at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center (600 Forest Hill Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49546) from 11:30-3:00 p.m.
A Matter of Balance Master Trainer Session
The MaineHealth Partnership for Healthy Aging will be hosting A Matter of Balance Master Trainer Session at AAAWM’s office (3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525) November 6-7, 2013.
The Master Trainer Session teaches individuals to go back to their own communities prepared to recruit and train volunteers to lead A Matter of Balance classes, coordinate the program in their community and evaluate outcomes.
Click here for more information, or to find out about registration. Space is limited, so please call (207) 661-7120 to check for availability.
When is there too much stuff-training on hoarding
Hoarding has gotten a lot of attention lately as reality TV shows bring viewers into the homes of people who are hoarding. Often there are deeper issues than a mere attachment to things and it those concerns must be dealt with.
“When is there too much stuff? –Older Adult Hoarders and Safety Issues" brings in local experts to discuss the psychology involved as well as practical steps to take when dealing with an older adult who is hoarding. Experts from the Health Department, Animal Control, Adult Protective Services and the Grand Rapids Fire Department will educate professionals on how best to handle these situations to get individuals the help they need.
Training will take place Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration required by June 15, 2012. For more information click here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. (Training is complimentary for Kent County Senior Millage Providers; otherwise there is a $5.00 fee for other attendees)
Learn Safe Medical Transfers
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 email@example.com call the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan at (616 ) 456-5664. Registration is not complete until you receive confirmation.
Attention: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grand Rapids Community College is presenting “Balance Caring for them While Caring for you,” a training for Grandparents raising Grandchildren.
The event is Friday, May 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Community College DeVos Campus (Sneden Hall, Multipurpose Room) located at 415 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
There is a requested $5 donation, but, no one will be denied participation based on inability to contribute. Donations allow for continued and expanded services to grandparents in West Michigan.
Topics will include:
Advice on Raising Grandchildren
- Bullying: What to know/How to deal with it
- Raising Children in Today’s World
Lunch and Speaker
- Proper Nutrition for Grandparents and Grandchildren
Caring for You:
- Exercise and Wellness
- Relationships: Dealing with Adult Children
How to Register:
Registration is available by telephone or online through the Grand Rapids Community College Continuing Education and Professional Development Office. To register you will need to include your name, birth date, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address.
Phone: (616) 234-3400
(select Older Learner Center)
Driving instructions and campus parking information will be provided to participants upon registration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Matter of Balance Coach Training
A Free Matter of Balance Coach Training will take place on April 18 and 19th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan 1279 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Area Agency on Agency is offering this free training for providers who may want to offer this program to their older adults.
Each provider should have two coaches trained, as sessions are taught in pairs. We will also need a commitment from your agency to hold two trainings within a 12 month period of time.
For more information, view "A Matter of Balance Coach Training April 2011" file to the left.
If you are interested in attending the free training or would like more information, please contact Barbara Nelson at 616.222.7011 or email Barb@aaawm.org by March 31, 2011. The training is limited to 16 participants, so you may want to register early.