Free Six Week Class for Families Caring for Someone w/Dementia Starts Oct. 10

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Auburn Hills, MI – Help is Available for Families Caring for Someone with Dementia
Free, Six-Week Workshop Offered in Auburn Hills

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) and the Alzheimer’s Association―Greater Michigan Chapter are hosting a free six-week educational workshop for families caring for someone with a dementia-related illness, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC) program has been proven to reduce caregiver stress by empowering caregivers with useful tools and information. The CCC workshops will meet ctechadweekly for two hours for a six week period.

Creating Confident Caregivers Classes
Sheltering Arms Adult Day Center
3300 S. Adams Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Weekly, Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., beginning October 10 and running through November 14, 2016
No cost, but registration is required.
To register, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 800-852-7795

Caregivers are encouraged to attend all six of the two-hour classes. All materials, flyers, and training books are provided by the AAA 1-B, and there is no cost for the workshops. The class is limited to 12 participants and up to three members from one family can attend a garden16_ann_perrytraining together. Onsite respite care for the loved one with dementia will be available free of charge to help ensure caregivers can attend.

The CCC program is designed to increase the knowledge, skills, and outlook of a spouse, adult child, relative or significant other caring for someone with memory loss or dementia at home.

This program is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Aging & Adult Services Agency, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter.

To register, or for more information about the CCC training program, as well gallowaycollens1as on-site respite care, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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About the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is a nonprofit agency responsible for services to more than 620,000 persons aged 60 and older residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties. Through the provision of home care and community-based services, older adults and persons with disabilities are given options that can help maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

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