Events

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.

See the flyer for the event here!

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.

Caring for Diverse Communities At End of Life

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
1:30 - 4:30 pm

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Hear from community representatives as they discuss their community’s cultural uniqueness as it pertains to making decisions for end of life. 

See the event flyer here!

Caregiver Self-Care Classes

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9:00 am - Noon | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Classes will include lecture, small group discussion, and time for personal planning. Each Caregiver will also receive a workbook to take home. Lunch provided.

Taking Care of Yourself: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

What you will learn:

  • Protecting and Improving Your Physical Health
  • Protecting and Improving Your Emotional Health
  • How to Create a Personal Action Plan for Taking Care of Yourself

Managing Stress: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

What you will learn:

  • Identify the Sources of Stress
  • Change Negative Self-Talk to Postive
  • Stress Management Skills

See the flyer here for further details!

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