Calendar of Events

REOURCE TUESDAYS:

Do you need help or to be connected to resources in your community? Resource Tuesdays are for you. Please call for an appointment.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

Power Hour-Keep your memory working!
1st & 3rd Fri., September 1st & 15th, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Do you forget names and faces? Do you forget why you walked into a room? Do you forget where you put your keys? Do you say “it’s on the tip of my tongue?” Well, then… this class is for you!!! Come learn to improve your ability to remember and recall information. And, who doesn’t want to be smarter, sharper and more focused?! Kim Mitchell, educator, will present innovative ways to help reduce the onset of age-related cognitive delay. She will engage the class using memory tools and strategies that are simple, fun and can be used at home. Come join in on the fun!

“Lunch n Learn” – Are They Doing That to Annoy Us? Behaviors and Alzheimer’s Disease
Wed., September 13th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (2nd Wed. of each month)

A class for family members who are seeing changes in behaviors that are difficult to understand. Using the IDEA! Strategy, this program aims to help individuals explore why behaviors happen, their meanings and practical tips to respond. This class is being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles. Please RSVP to 818-847-3686 to attend.

MISS AN EDUCATION GROUP? Let us know! We may have informative handouts available from the group.

EMPOWERMENT GROUPS:

We offer a variety of groups designed to meet many caregiving situations. Please to call before attending, so we can guide you in selecting the most appropriate group for you.

Drum Circle – Group Empowerment Drumming (by Health Rhythms)
2nd & 4th Fri., September 8th & September 22nd, 10:30am-11:30am

Group drumming provides benefits such as relief from stress, physical exercise, mental stimulation and the opportunity to be creative. Health Rhythms is about creating music in the moment, expression of one’s own unique and personal rhythm and connecting with other participants in the drum circle.

No prior music or drumming experience is required. Join Bradley Anderson & Chris Miller in what will be a fun and new experience!! Please RSVP to 818-847-3686, so we have enough drums!

 

SUPPORT GROUPS:

We offer a variety of groups designed to meet many caregiving situations. We advise caregivers to call before attending, so we can guide you in selecting the most appropriate group for you.

Meet Our Empowerment/Support Group Facilitators
Leta Nadler, Manij Taban, Myrna Gordon, Liz Gregory and Dana Sigoloff are all Human Services Paraprofessionals who were trained at the Wagner Program at American Jewish University. Stephanie Davis is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ann Brunner, MSW has many years working with seniors and families.

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s/Dementia EVENING GROUP
1st & 3rd Wed., September 6 & 20, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Caring for your mom or dad can present very different challenges than caring for a spouse. Share experiences and ideas; support each other in navigating the care and support of a parent. The group facilitator is Stephanie Davis.

Courageous Heroes Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
1st & 3rd Thurs., September 7 & 21, 12:30pm-2:00pm

This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Led by Myrna Gordon. Respite offered.

Wellness Warriors Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., September 14 & 28, 12:30pm-2:00pm

This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group led by Dana Sigoloff and Liz Gregory. Respite is offered.

Early Memory Loss Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., September 14 & 28, 10:00am-11:30am

This is a support group for those that are recently diagnosed with any memory impairment. Acknowledging a memory loss can bring up many feelings- this is a time to open up, learn and share in a safe environment. Group facilitated by Ann Brunner.

“Lean on Me” Group
2nd & 4th Wed., September 13 & 27, 11:00am-12:30pm

A group for emotional support, held in connection with caregiving community. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group facilitated by Leta Nadler and Manij Taban. Respite is offered.

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