10/29/14: EC Senior Services Announces Caregivers Workshop & Resource Day

Modified: January 23, 2015 3:24pm

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ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced a Caregivers’ Workshop & Resource Day to be held from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 8 at the Millennium Airport Hotel in Cheektowaga. The free event features workshops designed to answer a wide spectrum of questions that caregivers may have regarding dealing with challenging behaviors, dementia sensitivity, and much more.

“The Caregivers’ Workshop & Resource Day provides a great opportunity for caregivers to come and find the information they need to care for their loved ones and address their own health needs as well,” said Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak. “There will be a lot of information available, so I encourage caregivers to register and get their questions answered.”

Workshop topics at the event include: Who’s Helping the Family Caregiver?; Dealing With Challenging Behaviors; An Attorney Talks with Caregivers about Legal & Financial Issues; Home Activities for Loved Ones with Dementia; Laughter for a Happy, Healthy Life; Managing Difficult Caregiver Feelings & Moving Towards Peace; Dementia Sensitivity Training for the Caregiver; Caregiver Communication Changes & Challenges; Coping with Personal Care Issues; End of Life Issues – Helping the Caregiver and Your Loved One; and “Crossroads” – Understanding Levels of Care.

Although there is no charge to attend the Workshop & Resource Day, registration is required. Interested caregivers should call (716) 858-2177 or email caregiver@erie.gov to register. Lunch and adult respite care will be provided at no charge to participants.

This event is hosted by the Erie County Caregiver’s Coalition and the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.

For more information:

View the flier for the event (PDF)

On the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/