Family Education Classes

OCTOBER – DECEMBER CALENDAR
SPANISH EVENTS CALENDAR
Oct
3
Mon
After Dementia Grief Support Group (Online)
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
After Dementia Grief 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.

Faith-Based Caregiver Support Group (Online)
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Faith-Based Caregiver Support Group (Online) @ Lake Forest | 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
4
Tue
Caring Conversations: A New Way of Talking (Zoom)
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Caring Conversations: A New Way of Talking (Zoom)

When a loved one experiences cognitive changes, their ability to communicate is often challenged. Join us for this class designed to help you better communicate and connect with friends, family, or loved ones with cognitive decline. Bring your questions!

This class will be held via Zoom. Participants may join with video or audio only (call in). If you would like assistance with Zoom or other technology, please call our Helpline: 844-373-4400 or email learn@alzoc.org.

Caregivers of Lewy Body and Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group (Online)
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Caregivers of Lewy Body and Frontotemporal Dementia 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.

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
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
OK Chorale - Weekly Therapeutic Singing Group @ United States

Love to sing? Join us!

The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group hosted 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 Claudia Gambino

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.