Virtual Caregiver Educational Workshops Offered
Annapolis, MD (May 11, 2021) - The Department of Aging and Disabilities is pleased to announce two upcoming virtual Caregiver Educational Workshops.
On June 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm, Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP, will present Stop Asking How Their Day Was: Connecting More Meaningfully with People Who Have Dementia. When someone has dementia, asking questions like, “how was your day, Mom?” is often counterproductive. Join us for this interactive program on what to say to someone you love who has dementia and how to establish and maintain more meaningful connections. This program is particularly helpful for those who are visiting their loved ones in senior living communities or at another person’s home. You can register for this workshop online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging or call (410) 222-4339.
On June 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm, Mary Chaput, Family Caregiver Support Program Director, will facilitate the Virtual Dementia Live Program. This workshop is a high-impact dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory changes. This workshop will be held via the Zoom platform. Space is limited. You can register for this workshop by calling (410) 222-4339.
The workshops are presented at no cost to the public by the National Family Caregiver Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
Anyone needing accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at (410) 222-4339 or by e-mail at [email protected] at least seven days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.