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 20 @ 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 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Villagio at Capriana
Learn how to plan and do easy activities at home that enhance the time you spend together with your loved one with memory loss.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Cypress Senior Center
Speaker: Dr. Trinh
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A four-week, supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementia, to attend with their partner. In this program, you will have the opportunity to: Meet with others in similar situations and learn how they deal with challenges Work with compassionate, professional facilitators with experience in[...]
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am OASIS Senior Citizens Center
Only astronauts leave the planet alive. Have you had the important conversations with your loved ones necessary to ensure they know your wishes in the event of serious or terminal illness? • What will happen to you if you cannot speak for yourself? • Do you REALLY know what happens when one receives CPR? •[...]
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Alzheimer's Orange County
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm La Vida at Mission Viejo
Only astronauts leave the planet alive. Have you had the important conversations with your loved ones necessary to ensure that they know your wishes in the event of serious or terminal illness? Advance Care Planning is for everyone over 18, and provides a gift of peace of mind for you, and those you love. This[...]
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Please join us for this specially adapted service, 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.
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A four-week, supportive/educational group for people with early memory loss due to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s or related dementia, to attend with their partner. In this program, you will have the opportunity to: Meet with others in similar situations and learn how they deal with challenges Work with compassionate, professional facilitators with experience in[...]
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Alzheimer's Orange County - Staff Conference Room (2nd floor)
Become an Alzheimer’s advocate and join our Advocacy Committee! What is an Advocate? Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential[...]
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Dana Point Community Center (Room C)
Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease:  Separate fact from fiction and learn how the free programs of Alzheimer’s Orange County can help families affected by Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OASIS Senior Citizens Center
Memory Training teaches individuals techniques to improve their memory in a fun, interactive classroom environment. This 2-hour, once-a-week course is designed to help those with age-related memory challenges over four weeks of lessons and beyond. ◆ Remember names and faces ◆ Recall appointments, messages and plans ◆ Practice everyday memory techniques ◆ Avoid misplacing objects[...]
Oct 8 @ 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. In this presentation, you will: Learn communication principles and practical techniques. Understand how effective communication and flexibility can reduce or prevent challenging behaviors. Practice new skills that enhance the quality of life for you and your loved one with[...]
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sea Country Senior and Community Center
Have you had the important conversations with your loved ones necessary to ensure they know your wishes in the event of serious or terminal illness? • What will happen to you if you cannot speak for yourself? • Do you REALLY know what happens when one receives CPR? • Do you need a POLST form[...]
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Atria Woodbidge
Come chat with Dr Trinh to discuss normal vs not normal memory loss.
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Laguna Country United Methodist Church
Love to sing? Join us! The OK Chorale is a therapeutic singing group where people with dementia and their care partners can enjoy the benefits of making music together! The OK Chorale will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30PM-2:30PM beginning February 6, 2019. Directed by Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist Accompanied by[...]
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm Florence Sylvester Senior Center
Speaker: Dr. Trinh
Oct 15 @ 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.