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Helping Caregivers Learn and Cope

Our classes and workshops help family caregivers in southeast Michigan and metro Detroit take care of themselves while caring for an aging or disabled relative or friend. It doesn’t matter what your situation is—whether you are caring for someone who lives with you, lives in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, or you’re a long-distance caregiver. Our classes and workshops are free and are typically held in neighborhoods across our six-county region. We’re currently holding classes virtually, and you can participate using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Advance registration is required. Call (833) 262-2200 or contact us by email to sign up or find a class near you.

 


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is an hour and 30 minutes long. Classes are small—with only 8 to 12 people. Going through the class together as a small group helps class members get to know each other and learn from each other.

 

You’ll Learn:

You’ll walk out with a set of practical tools that you can start using right away. You’ll learn how to:

  • Reduce stress and take care of yourself
  • Communicate your feelings, needs and concerns
  • Get through challenging situations
  • Make tough decisions

Some topics covered include:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Helping memory-impaired loved ones
  • Making legal and financial decisions
  • Making decisions about placing loved ones in a care facility
  • Understanding depression

One-Day Workshops

Caregiver Survival
Dementia caregiving expert Jill Gafner Livingston shares her inspirational story of personal caregiving and offers tips and tools for other caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

You’ll learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • How to manage difficult behaviors

Two Upcoming Classes:

Online, via Zoom
Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Register at tinyurl.com/CareSurvive1. You will be sent the link once you’re registered. You can also call (833) 262-2200.

In-person, Ypsilanti Senior Center
Wednesday, December 7, 3:00 -5:00 pm
Ypsilanti Senior Center
1015 North Congress
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Register at tinyurl.com/CareSurvive2. You can also call (833) 262-2200 to register.

For more information, call (833)-262-2200 or email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org