"Towards a Universal City"

San Francisco has unique characteristics that have to be addressed to allow people of all ages and abilities to live here. In this presentation, Cathy Spensley will give an overview of findings of the workgroup and will invite ideas for the universal future of our City.


There Must be a Better Way Than This!

Communicating with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be frustrating and disheartening. However, a few simple strategies can make caregiving easier and help you continue to feel connected to your loved one.

In this interactive half-day workshop we will discuss how dementia affects a person’s ability to understand and communicate. Participants will be coached on the best ways to handle troubling behavior and how to speak with and respond to a person with memory loss.

Managing Stress for Family Caregivers

Are you a family Caregiver of a Veteran? Would you like to learn how to deal with the daily stressors you are facing? There are tools, strategies, and techniques that can help you manage the stress in your life.  The Caregiver Support Program invites Caregivers of Veterans who receive care from VA and Veterans who are Caregivers to attend this free program. Talk with your Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) to learn more and register to attend.  The course is 3 hours and taught by licensed health care professionals. Each class is limited to 25 Caregivers.

Care for the Caregiver

Free and open to the public.

San Rafael Chamber and Hospice by the Bay invite you to a day of self-care and support!

Rosener Open House

Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.



Best Practices in Dementia- How To Make Life Worth Living?

Please join us at Pacific Gardens in Santa Clara on Tuesday, November 11th for a timely talk with Elizabeth Landsverk MD on “Best Practices in Dementia- How To Make Life Worth Living?”

Taking Care of SoMEone Else

Self-Care for Family Caregivers

A dynamic 2-hour workshop for YOU, the caregiver! The caregiving of your family member may extend over many years, and the tendency may be to set your life aside during this time. You are invited to stay open to change, to think about other ways you might be handling your caregiving situation, and how you can take action on YOUR OWN behalf by learning a few tools to help YOU take care of YOU!

Camp for Caring

A weekend retreat for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease or a related disorder.

The retreat offers outdoor activities, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, low   impact exercises and group games, as well as:

· Two days free of caregiver responsibilities

· A safe environment for campers

· A 24-hour on-site nurse

· Night attendants to provide evening care

· All meals prepared

· Bathing assistance available


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