Events

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Support and Information Available

Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Studies show that grandparents raising grandchildren who seek out support, cope better with the added stress of kinship care. Come and learn about available resources and tips to help you raising a young person.

Empathy: What is it? Can it be learned?

Thursday, August 8, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Come learn how having empathy for others increases our understanding and helps us provide better support to the ones we love.

Community Resources A-Z part 1

Thursday, September 26, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Learn about a variety of options for care in a home-based setting, such as Kent County Senior Millage, Care Management Services, Medicare, Medicaid (including MI choice Waiver), PACE, private duty home care, Adult Day Care, respite services and much more.

Community Resources A-Z part 2

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Learn about resources related to transitioning into long term care or a nursing facility. Topics include: hospital observation vs. admission, assisted living, and nursing homes (and payment options for both), how to choose a long term care facility, caregiver burden/guilt, patience choices/rights, right to nursing home discharge, advocacy and communication strategies.

Holiday Gifts for Caregivers

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

The best gifts for caregivers are ones that make them feel supported and give them well-deserved time off from caregiving. Come learn about some of those gifts, and how you can make the time for yourself to experience a break even in the midst of caregiving.

Have I Got a Story to Tell You!: The Power of Life Review

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Taking comfort in finding meaning in one’s life is a common challenge for many people. Meaning is often found through the stories that are hidden between the folds of everyday life. Join Dave Kampfschulte as he relates his experiences interviewing people for the My Life Story program. You will listen to the common life lessons, thoughts and feelings that wind through our collective lives. If you have had a story, you have had a life!

To Register:

Call: (616) 222-7032

Email: registration@aaawm.org