Tagged: Family Caregiver University

Caregiver's Corner: 8 Mindfulness Tips during the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time—whether you are dealing with family or mingling at work holiday parties. Try these mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and bring a calm and attentive approach to your holiday this year.

New Year's Resolutions to Build Your Resiliency

As the New Year approaches, consider making a resolution to increase your ability to handle life’s challenges more effectively. Enhancing these skills will help you feel more self-confident and be more competent when life is hard.

Personal Health Advocacy: Communicating with Our Health Providers

This class will help us develop the strategies and tools we need to be our own health advocates.

Trauma Informed Care: How to Care for People Who Have Experienced Trauma

We will look at ways in which caregivers can be more informed in understanding trauma

Community Resources A to Z (Part 1)

Join us to learn about options for aging in place.

Community Resources A to Z (Part 2)

Find out about resources related to transitioning into long term care or a nursing facility.

Dementia: What One Needs to Know to Better Care for Their Loved One

Participants will be given ideas on how to create meaningful experiences with a person who has dementia.

Dementia: What One Needs to Know to Care for the One They Love

Caring for a person with dementia is not easy and the demands of the job are constantly changing.

The Healing Power of Proper Rest

Sleep habits are important at any age, but especially as we get older.

Making It Easier: Millage Services Available to Assist You

This class will explore in depth the services available to Kent County seniors and caregivers.

Elder Law

Come listen to an elder law attorney and caregiver expert explain the importance documents that protect you and your loved ones.

Stress, Holidays and Depression: Tips for Coping All Year Around

Learn abou how to recognize signs of depression and anxiety, and be better prepared to handle the stress of the busy holiday season while caregiving.

Hope and Healing After Loss

While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain...

Emotional Intelligence: Recognizing Emotions and Learning How to Understand Them

Join us for a stimulating and thought provoking session as we learn about the fascinating field of emotional intelligence.

"It's About the Conversation": Advance Care Planning

Who would speak for you if you could not speak for yourself? Learn more about Advance Care Planning.

Dementia: What One Needs to Know to Care for the One They Love

Caring for a person with dementia is not easy and the demands of the job are constantly changing. Learn how to create meaningful experiences with a person who has dementia.

Therapeutic Services for Older Adults

Learn from local experts about the benefits of and making alternative therapies a part of your loved one's treatment plan.

Making It Easier: Technology for Seniors & Caregivers

Learn about ways technology can help seniors live more independently and help caregivers manage the daily tasks of caring for a loved one.

Elder Law 101: Planning for Our Future & Protecting Our Interests

Do you have an advance directive, durable medical power of attorney or will prepared? Come learn about the importance of completing these documents.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Support and Information Available

Come and learn about available resources and tips to help you raising a young person.

Empathy: What is it? Can it be learned?

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

Learn about services available to help seniors remain independent.

Community Resources A-Z part 2

In Community Resources part 2 learn about transitioning into a long term care or nursing facility.

Holiday Gifts for Caregivers

Holiday gifts for the caregivers in your life.

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

If you have had a story, you have had a life! Come and listen to the common life lessons, thoughts and feelings that wind through our collective lives.

Stroke: Warning Signs and Prevention Tips

Did you know that 80% of strokes are preventable? Are you familiar with the acronym of BEFAST? (Loss of Balance, Eyesight loss, Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1.)

CANCELLED: Elder Law 101

In following the current recommendations of the CDC and in an effort to exercise abundant caution the April 29th FCY has been cancelled, we will reevaluate extending this closure for future classes as time goes on. If you have any questions, please contact us at (616) 456-5664.

CANCELLED: What You Need to Know About the New Auto Insurance Law

In following the current recommendations of the CDC and in an effort to exercise abundant caution the May 12th FCU has been cancelled. We will reevaluate extending this closure for future classes as time goes on. If you have any questions, please contact us at (616) 456-5664.

How to Support Family Caregivers and Older Adults During COVID-19

Join us for a VIRTUAL Family Caregiver University Class!

My West Michigan Interview- Support for Seniors and Caregivers During COVID-19

Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. With the current coronavirus crisis we realize this support is now more important than ever, therefore we are taking our next class offerings virtual!

What You Need to Know About the New Auto Insurance Law

Did you know that Michigan is changing the law about No-Fault? Join us on the Zoom platform (via phone or computer) for a session to learn from two local insurance agents who have been closely monitoring this new law.

Virtual FCU: Caring for a Challenging Loved One

Is the one you are caregiving for difficult? Come learn from a therapist, Julie Alicki LMSW, CADP, as she shares her knowledge working with a variety of late-in-life clients.

Virtual FCU: Navigating Guardianship & Conservatorship

Understanding the complexities of guardianship and conservatorship can be overwhelming. But there are options.

Virtual FCU: Community Resources A-Z (Part 1): In Home Options to Maintain Independence

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.

Virtual FCU: Community Resources A-Z (Part 2): Long Term Care Options

Learn about resources related to transitioning into long term care or a nursing facility.