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Evening Caregiver Classes

Every Other Tuesday, March 12, March 26 & April 9, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

These educational sessions will cover a variety of topics beneficial to both experienced and new caregivers, with open discussion encouraged and resources offered for family members to take home. Build your own series! Two topics will be covered each day, and you are welcome to stay for the full class, or just choose one segment. Classes will be led by seniors in the Occupational Therapy program at Saginaw Valley State University. Attend and learn techniques to help a loved one living with dementia.

Tuesday, March 12
6:00-6:40pm  Stages of Dementia & Safe Lifting: Learn how to classify what stage of dementia your loved one is in, and how to tailor safe and appropriate lifting for each stage.
6:50-7:30pm  Safety in your Home and Community: Gain an understanding about fall risks within the home, possible modifications to provide greater safety, and ways to prevent wandering.

Tuesday, March 26
6:00-6:40pm  Choosing and Using Assistive Devices: Learn more about types of assistive tools and their proper use to promote independence in your loved one’s daily activities.
6:50-7:30pm Bathing, Grooming and Dressing Techniques: Find out how to simplify these tasks in the daily routine- for both you and your loved one.

Tuesday, April 9
6:00-6:40pm Communication Skills to Reduce Behavioral Challenges: Discuss effective communication strategies to decrease relationship strains and learn useful ways to prevent and respond to behaviors you are finding problematic.
6:50-7:30pm Leisure Exploration: Finding Meaning and Joy: Gain awareness about the importance of leisure for well-being and explore opportunities for finding joy for both of you!

Call 633-3700 to register. We hope to see you there!