Salute to Family Caregivers!
You’re invited…to an exciting free conference in Los Angeles. Join other families and caregivers for a day of information-packed workshops, including:
New Research and Effective Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and Brain Injury • It Takes Two: Understanding Dementia Behavior • Intimacy and Sexuality with Dementia or Physical Disabilities • What’s Going on with Social Security and Medicare? • and much more!
Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included.
What: Salute to Family Caregivers! Conference
When: Saturday, November 5, 2005, 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel*, 506 S.Grand Ave., Los Angeles
Caregivers can register or request to receive more information by mail by calling (800) 445-8106, ext. 444. Space is limited, so register soon! (Health service professionals call (800) 445-8106, ext. 448 for information.)
Sponsored by: California Department of Mental Health, California Caregiver Resource Centers and AARP. *Hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate. Call (800) 245-8673 and tell the reservationists you are attending the California Caregiver Resource Center’s “Salute to Family Caregivers.”
Fall education programs for families and caregivers
Is Anyone Listening to ME? Maximizing Communication Effectiveness as a Caregiver
This four-week class helps family caregivers communicate their needs to
family members, friends and professionals. You’ll learn about communication styles and techniques and be able to challenge long-standing communication patterns that aren’t working for you. The class also explores how to communicate effectively in a “charged” situation. You’ll leave the class feeling more capable, better able to make yourself understood, and less alone. Class size is limited; preregistration is required. To register, call (800) 445-8106 and ask for Beth.
Where: El Cerrito
When: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
NOTE: This class is not about communicating with a person with dementia. For that topic, attend FCA’s “It Takes Two: Understanding Dementia Behavior” when it’s next offered in your community.
Laugh, Learn, Love: There is Life After Stroke
Individuals and families face new challenges and life changes when a stroke occurs. This workshop for stroke survivors, caregivers and professionals will offer insight on how to live life to the fullest after a stroke. Planned sessions include “Remember Your Self: Finding Stability in a Landscape of Change”, presented by William B. Stewart, M.D., Medical Director of the Institute for Health and Healing, California Pacific Medical Center. Presentations on life planning and organizing to minimize frustration and maximize potential, and responding to changes in intimacy and sexuality are also planned. Resources and information about supportive community programs will also be available. Save the date for a morning of information and inspiration. To receive a brochure call (800) 445-8106 Ext. 411.
Where: Cathedral Hill Hotel, Conference Center, 1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
When: Saturday, October 29, 2005, 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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