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Living Well Series

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Presents Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, friend, someone living at your home, in a care facility or miles away - this is for a caregiver like you! Learn tools to help you:

  • Reduce personal stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Manage time, set goals, and solve problems
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Make tough caregiving decisions
  • Locate helpful resources

This FREE six week class plus a session zero can give you confidence and support to better help your loved one and yourself!

Classes are Tuesdays November 3rd - December 15th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM. Classes will be provided virtually via ZOOM. 

Class sizes are limited and registration is required. 

Register below using our online form or call Clemie Pizzillo at (410) 222-0269.

Anyone needing accommodations must contact Penny Tilghman at (410) 222-0269 or by email at [email protected] at least 7 days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in alternate forms upon request.

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

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LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS is a FREE virtual workshop.

This is a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program which meets in a group setting weekly, 2.5 hours for 6 weeks.

This program is designed for those who been diagnosed with chronic health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression, or any other physical
or mental health conditions.

Participants learn self management tools such as:

  • Action planning and problem solving
  • Healthy eating *communication *modes of exercise
  • How to manage stress
  • And much much more
Dates for the upcoming workshops are October 20th & 27th. November 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th from 6 PM - 8:30 PM. Materials will be mailed to you. You must be able to access ZOOM. To register please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Living Well With Diabetes

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This is a FREE 6-week ZOOM workshop designed for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and /or their caregivers. 

VIRTUAL classes meet 2 1/2 hours weekly. Each session builds on the last to help you learn the self management TOOLS of goal setting and creating action plans.

Come learn about:

  • The complications of diabetes
  • Managing blood sugar with healthy eating and exercise
  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving communication with healthy care providers
Dates for the upcoming workshops are October 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 12th & 19th from 6 PM - 8:30 PM. . Materials will be mailed to you. You must be able to access ZOOM. Register using the form below. For questions about the series call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Walk With Ease - A program for better learning

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease is a 6 WEEK self-management, community-based physical activity and education program.

While walking is the central activity, this program also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Walk With Ease will help you:

  • Motivate yourself to get in great shape
  • Walk safely and comfortably
  • Improve your flexibility, strength
  • and stamina
  • Reduce pain and improve overall health

** All participants must be able to stand on their feet without pain for at least 10 minutes.**

There are currently no workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Clemie Pizzillo at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

 

Hypertension 

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Living Well with Hypertension is a 2.5 hour highly interactive workshop designed for people who have been diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure. This class teaches those participants how to better manage their condition. Topics covered include:

  • What is high blood pressure
  • Problems with Salt/Sodium Intake
  • Home Monitoring Tips
  • Where’s the Salt
  • Knowing Your Numbers
There are currently no workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.

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Stepping On (Falls Prevention)
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Notice Regarding Stepping On

Due to COVID-19 this class will not be offered until in-person classes resume.
 

Stepping On is a 7- week falls prevention workshop. Participants will build confidence and overcome their fear of falling.  Participants who attend the 2 hour class on a weekly basis will learn:

  • Strength and balance exercises, adapted to their individual level
  • To get back on their feet and recover from a fall
  • To identify and remove or avoid fall hazards in the home and outside
  • How vision, hearing, medication, and footwear affect the risk of falling

Gain professional advice from the following:

  • Physical therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Vision Expert
  • Community Safety Specialist
There are currently no workshops available. To inquire about upcoming workshops, please call or email Penny Tilghman at the Department of Aging at (410) 222-0268.
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