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Male Caregiver Cooking Class

5/24/2012 10:15am

A new class for male caregivers will start in Kent County in July. The class will help male caregivers brush up on their kitchen skills, or help them develop new ones.

Participants will also learn how to plan a menu, ways to make meal time less stressful and how to follow a recipe. Additional community resources will also be presented.

"What we have seen in recent male caregiver classes is that many men were not as involved in meal planning or cooking in the past. Now they are taking care of their spouses and trying to learn how to do all of these tasks and it can be overwhelming," says Staci Shell, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Contract Coordinator at AAAWM and instructor for the class. "Our hope is that by helping them conquer the kitchen, we will relieve some of their stress, make meal time a much smoother process and help them meet other male caregivers going through the same struggles."

Respite is available and the class lasts four weeks. A second session is planned in Kent County for September. The goal is to eventually offer more classes and expand into other counties.

For more information on the classes, including how to register, click here.

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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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Technology Help for Caregivers

8/15/2011 2:10pm

The next summer caregiver class will help individuals with their specific technology questions. Teenagers in the WSC Reverse Mentoring program will work one-on-one with caregivers to help with technology concerns. Class will be held Thursday August 25, 2011 from 10:00 until 11:30 at the Wyoming Senior Center (WSC), 2380 DeHoop Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Registration is required. Email your name and title of class to registration@aaawm.org or call the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan at (616) 456-5664. 

Either the caregiver or the care recipient must be age 60 or older.  Complimentary Respite is available upon request.

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Summer Classes for Caregivers

7/29/2011 11:00am

Are you caring for an older adult or are you an older adult taking care of someone else? Attend one (or all) of the complimentary trainings in the Summer 2011 Caregiver Classes to help you become a better caregiver; you don’t have to walk the caregiver path alone.

 

The Caregiver Resource Network, is sponsoring three classes this summer to help family caregivers. Topics include organization, technology and medical transfers.

 

The first class is August 9, 2011 from 1:00 until 2:30.  Experts from The Organizing Specialists will give you tips and tricks to get started and get organized.

 

Click Here for more information on any of the classes

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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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Military Veterans Needed!

8/25/2010 4:10pm

Are you a Military Veteran providing care for someone?  Are your worried about your parent, spouse’s, or adult child’s memory?  We are looking for Military Veterans caring for someone with dementia to attend free trainings starting October 5, 2010

Caregivers will learn ways to manage behaviors, improve caregiving skills, handle everyday activities more easily and take care of yourself to better care for your loved one. Caregiver resources and the effects of Dementia will also be addressed.

Trainings are held once a week from 11:30-3:00 for 5 weeks at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (1279 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI 40503). The class is free, but you must register at registration@aaawm.org. Lunch is provided and free respite can be arranged during the training hours.

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#1 Tina Johnson said:

Seniors who take multiple medications are at risk for developing cognitive impairment. Seniors should have their medications reviewed monthly by a licensed pharmacist to discuss any potential side effects that could cause cognitive impairment.

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Caregivers Needed

8/9/2010 1:00pm

Are you providing care for a Military Veteran? Are you worried about your parent or your spouse’s memory? We are looking for individuals who are caring for a Military Veteran with dementia to attend free trainings starting August 19th.

Caregivers will learn ways to manage behaviors, improve caregiving skills, handle everyday activities more easily and take care of yourself to better care for your loved one. Caregiver resources and the effects of Dementia will also be addressed.

Trainings are held once a week from 11:30-3:00 for 5 weeks at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (1279 Cedar NE, Grand Rapids, MI 40503). The class is free, but you must register at registration@aaawm.org. Lunch is provided and free respite can be arranged during the training hours.

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