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General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

2017

Free Aging and Caregiver Educational Series Offered in South Lake Tahoe
 
Department:
 
Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
3/1/2017
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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 disasters.
  • 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.

 Local 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 presented.

Advanced 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.

 

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