Annapolis, MD ( March 25, 2014) -- Caregivers are invited to attend the three Spring Caregiver Workshops, “The Dementia Series: Living in the Land of Oz…continued,” to be held at 6 of Anne Arundel County’s senior activity centers beginning in March and continuing through June. They are presented free by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
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The workshops are sponsored by: Annapolitan Assisted Living, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Heartlands at Severna Park, Heritage Harbour Health & Rehabilitation Center, Morningside House of Friendship, and Somerford Place Annapolis. For information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/NeedingCare/compCaregiver.cfm.
Annapolis, MD (March 25, 2014) – Two free workshops: “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” and “Living Well with Diabetes” are being offered again this Spring by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Adults 18 and older are welcome to attend.
Annapolis, MD (March 20, 2014) – Artists of all ages with disabilities who reside in Anne Arundel County are invited to submit artwork to the 2014 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit. This exhibit will feature works of art created exclusively by Anne Arundel County artists with disabilities. The exhibit will kick off with an Opening Night Reception on May 12, 2014 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, in Annapolis.
The 2014 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues in partnership with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
Entry procedures and application forms are posted on the Disability Commission’s website at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/DisabilityCommission/Index.htm. Up to three original works may be entered in the exhibit. Artwork will be selected by jurors arranged through the Arts Council.
Please submit all entries by April 14, 2014 to: The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues, Attn: 2014 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit, 2664 Riva Road, Suite 170, Annapolis, MD 21401 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues advises the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs and services for people with disabilities. For more information, you can contact the Commission at 410-222-4464 voice, or via TTY using Maryland Relay 7-1-1. You can also visit the Commission’s website at http://www.aacounty.org/Aging/DisabilityCommission/Index.htm.
About The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, a.k.a. the Cultural Arts Foundation, works to create a strong financial support system for the entire spectrum of arts groups in the County. Through a partnership of public and private interests, it provides funding for music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. You can visit the Arts Council website at www.annearundelartscouncil.org.
Annapolis, MD (March 11, 2014) -- Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses and others can get information and access resources at the 22nd annual Caregivers’ Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover, MD.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is once again teaming up with organizations and facilities to provide a day filled with useful and educational materials for both informal caregivers and professionals in the field. Topics will provide caregivers with information and practical tools.
Caregivers will have the chance to network with fellow caregivers. Vendors from local agencies and businesses will attend to share resources and information to assist caregivers with their needs.
Lon Kiefer, a nationally recognized speaker, will kick off the day with “A Seriously Funny Look at the Caregiver’s Dilemma.” Workshops throughout the day will cover topics such as understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, current research on Alzheimer’s disease, integrative medicine, kinship care, Medicaid for long-term care, VA benefits, and hands-on caregiving. The conference will conclude with the riveting reenactment of Rosie the Riveter by Mary Ann Jung.
Planning partners include Active Day Centers of Annapolis and Pasadena, Alzheimer’s Association, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, Gero-Resources LLC, Home Instead Senior Care, and Somerford Place Annapolis.
This year’s sponsors include: Somerford Place Annapolis, Home Instead Senior Care, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Chrohn’s & Colitis, Oasis Senior Advisors, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. While the Department of Aging and Disabilities appreciates its partners and sponsors, it does not endorse any particular vendor or business.
Active Day Center of Pasadena will provide free adult day care for conference attendees.
Registration is $15, with an additional $10 for social work CEUs. Call 410-222-4464, Ext. 3043 or register online at www.aacounty.org/aging. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4346 or by e-mail at email@example.com at least seven days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.