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Caregiver Educational Workshops Offered

Annapolis, MD (July 24, 2019) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Caregiver Educational Workshops. The workshops will begin in September 2019 and continue through June 2019. They are presented at no charge to the public by the National Family Caregiver Support Program which is part of the Department of Aging and Disabilities.
 
Topics and dates of the workshop series are:
  • "Person Centered Care: What Family Caregivers Need to Know" presented by Nicole Rochester, M.D.: September 26, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center.
  • "Compassionate Touch" presented by Mary Chaput, M.A., Compassionate Touch Coach and Practitioner: October 10, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Department of Aging and Disabilities North County/Hein Office.
  • "The Different Types of Dementia" presented by Mikki Firor, M.S., Gerontologist: October 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center.
  • "Caregiver Mindfulness" presented by Kim Burton: November 14, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center.
  • "Stop Asking How Their Day Was: Connecting More Meaningfully with People Who Have Dementia" presented by Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSWC, CSP: December 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center.
  • "Discover the Programs" presented by the Department of Aging and Disabilities staff: January 9, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Department of Aging and Disabilities North County/Hein Office.
  • "Anticipatory Grief" presented by Chesapeake Life Center staff: Feb 13, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Department of Aging and Disabilities North County/Hein Office.
  •  "The Mechanics of Caregiving" presented by Ben Ogundip, Physical Therapist: March 26, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center.
  • "Advance Planning: Medical, Legal and Environmental" presented by Elena S. Sallitto, J.D., Eric Bush, M.D., Chauncey Hall, Program Director at ACDS: April 4, 2020, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center.
  • "To Travel or Not: 10 Tips for Vacations and Family Trips When You Are Caregiving" presented by Joanna Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C: May 28, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Pascal Senior Activity Center.
  •  "Communicating through Behaviors" presented by Mary Chaput, M.S., Dementia Live Coach and Practitioner: June 25, 2020, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center.
 
In addition, the interactive and experiential "Dementia Live®" workshop, facilitated by Department of Aging and Disabilities staff, will be held at the Department's North County/Hein office for family/non-professional caregivers on the following dates:
 
  • September 30, 2019  (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • October 17, 2019 (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • January 23, 2020 (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • March 19, 2020 (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • May 21, 2020 (6:30-8:30 pm)
 
The 2019-2020 workshops are sponsored by Annapolitan Assisted Living, Somerford Place Annapolis, Spring Arbor Assisted Living, HeartHomes Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, Staveley & Sallitto Elder Law, Morningside House of Friendship, Brightview Senior Living, Genesis Health Care, ComForCare Home Care, and Senior Helpers.
 
Pre-registration is requested for the workshops presented by guest speakers. Due to limited space, registration is required for "Dementia Live®" sessions.
 
For information or to register for the workshops, call 410-222-4375 or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.
 
Anyone needing accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4339, or by email at  at least seven days in advance of the event.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  Materials are available in an alternative format upon request.
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