Family Education Classes

OCTOBER – DECEMBER CALENDAR
SPANISH EVENTS CALENDAR
Oct
5
Wed
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Laguna Beach | California | United States

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

OK Chorale – Weekly Therapeutic Singing Group @ Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
OK Chorale - Weekly Therapeutic Singing Group @ Laguna Country United Methodist Church | Laguna Woods | California | United States

Love to sing? Join us!

The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group hosted in-person and on Zoom where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together!

The OK Chorale meets every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM.

Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist
Accompanied by Richard Warne

Brought to the community through a grant by the United Methodist Church.

Please contact Karen at kmsmusic@cox.net to RSVP or get more information.

Download the flyer here

Spanish Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spanish Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group (Online)

Si cuida a un familiar o es un amigo de alguien con demencia, nuestras reuniones informales ofrecen recursos educativas, para solucionar problemas y apoyo emocional.

Son una oportunidad donde las personas pueden compartir sus experiencias y como se siente y escuchar las experiencias de otros en situaciones similares.

Si esta interesado en asistir a nuestro grupo de apoyo mediante Zoom, envié un email a norma.castellano@alzoc.org o llame nuestro línea de ayuda telefónica para confirmar. 

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If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, our informal meetings offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support.

They are a place where people can share their experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations.

You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

If interested in joining our Zoom support group sessions, email norma.castellano@alzoc.org or call our Helpline to RSVP. 

Oct
6
Thu
Faith-Based Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Faith-Based Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Garden Grove | California | United States

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

Oct
11
Tue
Primary Progressive Aphasia: Support Through Understanding
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Primary Progressive Aphasia: Support Through Understanding

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurological medical condition that causes difficulty and loss of speech and language skills, which progressively worsens over time. We will look at the subtypes of PPA, its relationship to Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal lobar degeneration, and the causes, diagnosis, and treatments for this condition. Resources will be provided for where to get support for communication disorders, such as PPA.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the symptoms of primary progressive aphasia.
  2. Identify the steps for diagnosing and treating primary progressive aphasia.
  3. Discuss resources and supports for individuals and families affected by primary progressive aphasia.

One (1) CE Credit Hour Offered: RCFE, NHAP, CAMFT/BBS & BRN
Fee: None

Register here

Download flyer here

Men’s Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Men's Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Irvine | California | United States

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online)

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

Korean Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Korean Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Anaheim | California | United States

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

Oct
12
Wed
Savvy Caregiver Express 3-week Series (Zoom Class)
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Savvy Caregiver Express 3-week Series (Zoom Class)

The Savvy Caregiver Express program is an evidence-informed, 6 hour training provided over 3 weeks, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support.

Participants should attend all sessions: October 12,19 & 26 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Those completing this nationally-acclaimed course gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of their loved ones with dementia
  • Confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily living
  • Understanding of the disease progression

Pre-screening and registration required. Contact donna.velarde@alzoc.org

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Newport Beach | California | United States

If you are a family caregiver or a friend of a person with dementia, this informal discussion offer resources for problem solving, educational information, as well as emotional support. It is a place to share experiences and feelings and hear from others in similar situations. You are not alone on this journey. Come as you are and meet other caregivers with related concerns.

To learn more or if you’re interested joining one of our support groups, contact Kathy Carchidi.

Email: kathy.carchidi@alzoc.org
Phone: 949-757-3758

If you are in need of additional support, would like to learn more about the services and resources we provide or need someone to talk to, please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.

IMPORTANT: Support Group schedules can change. Before attending, please call the facilitator to ask about the make-up of the group and confirm meeting details. If the facilitator is unavailable please call our Helpline at 844-373-4400.