Education Calendar2018-09-12T17:27:10+00:00

Family Education Classes

Alzheimer’s Orange County (ALZOC®) offers hundreds of classes and workshops for those with memory loss concerns, families, caregivers and the community. These programs are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Browse our upcoming programs in your area below. To register, click on the program and register online.

Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Irvine Marriott Hotel
Negative headlines about drug “failures” and “flops” for Alzheimer’s disease litter the media. But every clinical trial, whether the drug is effective or not, brings answers and ideas moving researchers closer to solutions. At this conference, you’ll learn about important findings from past trials, current trials of promising new treatments, and what it’s going to[...]
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn about practical actions that you, your family and friends can take NOW and LATER. Learn about the HELP model, a 4-step approach. Discover tools and resources available every step of the way.   Recommended for people newly diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementias, their friends, and family.
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm United Methodist Church of Yorba Linda
Advanced Care Planning: Important Choices for Living and Dying Brought to the community by Orange County Advance Care Planning Partners, Alzheimer’s Orange County and the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative. This FREE Community Education Class will discuss how you can anticipate and identify your wishes and ensure those wishes are honored. This class will answer:[...]
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn how to plan and do easy activities at home that enhance the time you spend together with your loved one with memory loss. Held every fourth Tuesday.
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Chapman University - Argyros Forum 209A (Schoolsfirst Federal Credit Union Conference Suite)
Join us for a special screening of a Netflix Original Film “End Game”, a short documentary film directed by Academy Award winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein. This extraordinary documentary seeks to bring light to issues in end-of-life care. The film follows a palliative team from UCSF Medical Center who review, discuss and explain the[...]
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Join clinical psychologist Dr. Kent Peppard, as he talks about how to figure out if you should be worried about changes in your memory. Discover how to identify possible changes in memory and cognition Sign up for a FREE memory screening
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm O'Connor Mortuary
Join us for a special screening of a Netflix Original Film “End Game”, a short documentary film directed by Academy Award winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein. This extraordinary documentary seeks to bring light to issues in end-of-life care. The film follows a palliative team from UCSF Medical Center who review, discuss and explain the[...]
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain: Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective Skills to assess abilities of their loved one with[...]
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Bell Tower Regiona
Food Choices can have the most impact on your body and health, but what about vitamins and supplements? How do these work? What are the benefits and how do these affect brain health?
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bethany Bible Fellowship Church
Separate fact from fiction about Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn simple tips for connecting and communicating with people with memory loss and how the free services of Alzheimer’s Orange County can help someone you know with dementia.
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Savvy Caregiver program is an evidence-based training, resulting in caregivers who possess greater confidence, greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, and practical skills to improve quality of life and support. Those completing this nationally acclaimed course gain: Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective Skills to assess abilities of their loved one with[...]
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn effective strategies and tools in communicating with someone with memory loss. Held every second Tuesday. Speaker: Ben Allen
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm St. Jude Urgent Care Building - Classroom C
This four-week class is for people with a diagnosis of MCI, Alzheimer’s or another dementia and their family care partner (e.g., spouse, adult child) to learn and talk about their own experience related to the diagnostic process, medications, clinical trials, coping skills, legal/financial issues, planning for the future/safety/driving, family and social relationships, and impact of[...]
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Cerritos Senior Center
Join us for a special screening of a Netflix Original Film “End Game”, a short documentary film directed by Academy Award winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein. This extraordinary documentary seeks to bring light to issues in end-of-life care. The film follows a palliative team from UCSF Medical Center who review, discuss and explain the options[...]
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Care, Prepare, and Connect Loved, wanted, and worthy through the end of life’s journey. End Game Screening: End Game Film, Questions about Suffering and End of Life Ethics, Accessing Quality Care, Discussions on Advance Care Planning & POLST, Accompaniment and Caring Pastorally in our Parish Communities. After a showing of the brief but powerful film[...]
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm United Methodist Church of Yorba Linda - Fellowship Hall
Join us for a screening and expert panel discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film “Being Mortal”. This groundbreaking film follows Dr. Atul Gawande, as a doctor and a son, as he explores the hopes of people facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them. Part of the Sunday “Life Strategies”[...]
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Identify common behavior changes, explore why they happen and what they mean. Learn helpful tips to adjust and respond. Held every third Tuesday.  
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Park Terrace
Take 20 minutes out of your day to experience The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Tour simulates the effects of aging and dementia to give families, caregivers, and the general public an opportunity to walk in their shoes. This life-changing experience results in a better understanding of the physical and mental challenges faced by those living[...]
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Fullerton United Methodist Church (South Lounge)
Food Choices can have the most impact on your body and health, but what about vitamins and supplements? How do these work? What are the benefits and how do these affect brain health?
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the National Dialogue: Please plan to attend a screening and expert panel discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal. This groundbreaking film follows Dr. Atul Gawande, as a doctor and a son, as he explores the hopes of people facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors who care for them. Refreshments[...]
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Wesley Village
Information on Planning for Long-Term Care Is placement in an assisted living or a skilled nursing facility being considered for your loved one? Do you have questions about how to manage financial decisions? Get information before a crisis! An expert Elder Law Attorney will provide current information on: Estate Planning Durable Powers of Attorney for[...]
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn about practical actions that you, your family and friends can take NOW and LATER. Learn about the HELP model, a 4-step approach. Discover tools and resources available every step of the way.   Recommended for people newly diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementias, their friends, and family.
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Edward the Confessor Church
Care, Prepare, and Connect Loved, wanted, and worthy through the end of life’s journey. End Game Screening: End Game Film, Questions about Suffering and End of Life Ethics, Accessing Quality Care, Discussions on Advance Care Planning & POLST, Accompaniment and Caring Pastorally in our Parish Communities. After a showing of the brief but powerful film[...]
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Learn how to plan and do easy activities at home that enhance the time you spend together with your loved one with memory loss. Held every fourth Tuesday.
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Americana Senior Center
Food Choices can have the most impact on your body and health, but what about vitamins and supplements? How do these work? What are the benefits and how do these affect brain health?
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Please join us for these specially adapted services, specifically for individuals with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their families & caregivers. A reception and light lunch will follow each service. Download the flyer for more information.
Oct 25 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Christ Cathedral
Join Healthcare and Faith Leaders as they discuss the Whole Person Care Initiative being rolled out across California. The Whole Person Care Initiative is a new comprehensive approach to caring for the sick and dying spearheaded by Catholic healthcare, the Catholic Church, community healthcare providers, and public health leaders. This effort seeks to remake how[...]
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm St. Bonaventure Church
Care, Prepare, and Connect Loved, wanted, and worthy through the end of life’s journey. End Game Screening: End Game Film, Questions about Suffering and End of Life Ethics, Accessing Quality Care, Discussions on Advance Care Planning & POLST, Accompaniment and Caring Pastorally in our Parish Communities. After a showing of the brief but powerful film[...]
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Food Choices can have the most impact on your body and health, but what about vitamins and supplements? How do these work? What are the benefits and how do these affect brain health?
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Alzheimer's Orange County
For persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, communication and personal expression can be challenging. The Memories in the Making© art program is a unique approach that allows individuals with memory loss to express themselves through their artwork, even when the words are no longer there.  No artistic background is necessary to benefit[...]