Healthy Living for ME is offering a free workshop for caregivers who are assisting loved ones through memory loss or dementia. Building Better Caregivers will be offered beginning Tuesday, May 4 and running through June 8. Workshops participants will meet weekly from 1 -3:30 p.m., on Zoom.
For many family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role – one for which training is needed, just like any new job, according to Healthy Living, in a news release.
The six-session Building Better Caregivers Program helps family caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing. Topics include managing caregiver stress, dealing with difficult care partner behaviors, making decisions and planning for the future, communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals, legal issues related to caregiver, hiring help, and much more.
This series is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please call (207) 620-1642 or email email@example.com for more information and to register.
Healthy Living for ME is a statewide network of evidence-based programs that empower adults to address and better manage their health issues. All workshops are listed at healthylivingforme.org.
About Spectrum Generations
Spectrum Generations is the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging as well as a federally designated Aging and Disability Resource Center. The 501c (3) nonprofit organization helps older and disabled adults – plus those who care for them – live healthy, independent lives in their own homes and communities. For more information please call 1.800.639.1553 or visit online at www.spectrumgenerations.org. Find us on Facebook/SpectrumGenerations.
About Healthy Living for ME
Healthy Living for ME brings together Spectrum Generations, SeniorsPlus, and Aroostook Agency on Aging – three of Maine’s Area Agencies on Aging – in a partnership to deliver statewide chronic disease self-management and falls prevention classes. FMI or to find a class, visit: healthylivingforme.org or on Facebook @HLforME