Caregiver Programs

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program for family members caring for a loved one with dementia and/or memory loss. Two-hour sessions are held once a week for six weeks and lead by a dementia care specialist. In this program, caregivers will learn dementia and its effects on the brain, caregiver resources in Region 5, managing behaviors, improving caregiving skills, how to handle everyday activities more easily, and taking care of yourself to better care for your loved one!

Spring Schedule 

 

 

I am Still Me: Understanding MEALTIME and Behavior Changes in Dementia

Join us for a FREE interactive workshop on using effective communication and problem solving techniques for Mealtime and Behavior Changes in Dementia. Presented by Jeannette Brunetti, Registered Dietician from Valley Area Agency on Aging and Abbie Mars, Health & Wellness Program Manager from Valley Area Agency On Aging. Learn more.

April 15, 2020

1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

 

Volunteer Programs

You’ve gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP. Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone – such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment – are worthwhile reasons to serve. Learn more from the link below.

NEW- CHAAT! Loneliness is the perception of feeling alone or isolated. You may know- or be- one of the 42.6 million adults who experience these feelings daily. Chatting Helps Aging Adults Thrive (CHAAT)  is aimed to address the isolation and lonliness issues among seniors. A no cost friendly call is placed once a week by a volunteer to check in and chat!  If you or someone you know needs to chat please call 810-249-0820 or email rsvp@valleyareaaging.org

RSVP-Retired Senior Volunteer Progam
CHAAT- Chatting Helps Aging Adults Thrive