Tagged: Family Caregiver University
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.
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.
This class will help us develop the strategies and tools we need to be our own health advocates.
We will look at ways in which caregivers can be more informed in understanding trauma
Join us to learn about options for aging in place.
Find out about resources related to transitioning into long term care or a nursing facility.
Participants will be given ideas on how to create meaningful experiences with a person who has dementia.
Caring for a person with dementia is not easy and the demands of the job are constantly changing.
Sleep habits are important at any age, but especially as we get older.
This class will explore in depth the services available to Kent County seniors and caregivers.
Come listen to an elder law attorney and caregiver expert explain the importance documents that protect you and your loved ones.
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.
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain...
Join us for a stimulating and thought provoking session as we learn about the fascinating field of emotional intelligence.
Who would speak for you if you could not speak for yourself? Learn more about Advance Care Planning.
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.
Learn from local experts about the benefits of and making alternative therapies a part of your loved one's treatment plan.
As we age, we change.
Learn about ways technology can help seniors live more independently and help caregivers manage the daily tasks of caring for a loved one.
Do you have an advance directive, durable medical power of attorney or will prepared? Come learn about the importance of completing these documents.
Come and learn about available resources and tips to help you raising a young person.
Learn how having empathy for others increases our understanding and helps us provide better support to the ones we love.
Learn about services available to help seniors remain independent.
In Community Resources part 2 learn about transitioning into a long term care or nursing facility.
Holiday gifts for the caregivers in your life.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Join us for a VIRTUAL Family Caregiver University Class!
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!
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.
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.
Understanding the complexities of guardianship and conservatorship can be overwhelming. But there are options.
Family Caregiver University: 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.
Learn about resources related to transitioning into long term care or a nursing facility.
We all face similar challenges, traumas, and tragedies in our lives. Have you ever wondered why some people bounce back from tough times with a positive outlook while for others, life continues to be a challenge?
Did you miss our Zoom presentations? You can now watch the recordings here!
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sadness and suffering to older adults across the country. As a caregiver, what can you do to help them cope?
April is National Garden Month and "Gardening for Growth" will focus on the benefits of gardening as a means of self-care and therapy.
Virtual FCU: NOW WHAT? Important things to consider when you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness
Modern medicine has changed our life expectancy from 70 in 1960 to 79 in 2019. Compare this to an average of 47 in 1890! With increasing age comes increased opportunity, but it also means we are living longer with chronic conditions that in earlier years would have meant our end.
Join us for our return to in-person class!
Join us for our next virtual Family Caregiver University class!
Join us for our next Diversity Academy virtual session!
Join us for our first Family Caregiver University class of the new year!
Do you have an advance directive, durable medical power of attorney, will, or other documents prepared?
Join Dave as we examine the unchartered waters of our senior years: what got us here, what we have learned about ourselves, and how we can draw on our wisdom and strengths to adapt to the surprises and challenges of the ever changing second half of life.
Based on the work of Dr. Gary Chapman, we express our care and love with those we interact with every day through Touch, Quality Time, Service, Gifts, and Words of Affirmation.
What is an End-of-Life Doula? This informative presentation will answer this question and more!
This class will focus on the caregiver and how they can still care for themselves.
Everyday oral health is an essential component of our overall health. Join panelists from the Kent County OralHealth Coalition!
This class will focus on the transition to long-term care when it comes to that time.
Join us as we bring back one of our most popular Family Caregiver University class series- Community Resources A to Z!