Free Aging and Caregiver Educational Series Offered in South Lake Tahoe
Health and Human Services Agency
March 01, 2017
The Family Caregiver Support Program of the El
Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is pleased to present a free
"Aging & Caregiver" educational series in South Lake Tahoe. This
series will be held weekly on Mondays beginning April 17, 2017, and ending May
22, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel located at 4130
Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe.
The series will provide instruction and support
for people who care for or plan to care for a family member or friend aged 60
years or older. The series will feature a different topic each week:
- Monday, April 17, 2017, Caring for the Caregiver: Mindful
Self Care - Learn how to “take time” and find
respite when it feels there is no time. This presentation will explore various
resources for finding solace and respite.
- Monday, April 24,, 2017, Welcome to Planet
Alzheimer’s - Learn how to successfully communicate
with the person in your life who has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
- Monday, May 1,, 2017, Disaster Preparedness
Planning for Family Caregivers - Learn how caregivers
can identify potential challenges and take steps necessary to prepare for
- Monday, May 8, 2017, Difficult Conversations - Learn helpful tips to handle difficult conversations with family
members, including deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial
plans, and going to the doctor.
- Monday, May 15, 2017, Financial Power of Attorney and
Advanced Health Care Directives - Learn
the legal rights and responsibilities of a health care and/or financial agent,
including many other responsibilities associated with the health and well-being
of your loved one. Please bring your questions on this important topic.
- Monday, May 22, 2017, Do I Really Need all These Medications? This presentation will focus on the most common prescriptions and
possible interactions that may occur, as well as the need to review and/or
adjust medications on a regular basis.
experts will present the information in this educational series. Participates
may attend one or all of the classes. The classes are free of charge; donations
are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The series is
offered as an educational opportunity only; no solicitation of services will be
registration is requested, but not required. Please call (530) 621-6151 to
register for one or more classes, or for questions. For more information about programs
and services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit www.edcgov.us/HumanServices.