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Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland announces seminars for caregivers

September topic: Alzheimer's guidance          Send a link to a friend

[September 05, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland has announced the September, October and November topics in the monthly "Lunch and Learn" series for family caregivers of older adults and for relatives raising children. Lunch and Learn sessions are free to the public and are scheduled during the noon hour to accommodate working caregivers. Lunch is provided, and preregistration is required.

The goal of the series is to provide practical information that will help caregivers continue to provide quality care to others while maintaining balance in their own lives. Informal caregivers are those unpaid helpers such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide assistance to someone who is to some degree incapacitated and in need of help with tasks such as grocery shopping, bill paying, cooking or personal care. Grandparents or other relatives raising grandchildren have accepted primary responsibility for raising one or more children through age 18.
  • Sept. 19 -- "Alzheimer's: Dealing With Daily Challenges"; presented by James Dearing, senior program manager, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter

  • Oct. 17 -- "Crock Pot Cooking: Easy Meals for the Busy Caregiver"; presented by Glenda Johnson, family nutrition program specialist, U of I Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit

  • Nov. 14 -- "Home for the Holidays: Topics to Discuss With Your Aging Parents"; presented by Kay Menenghetti, Family Caregiver Resource Center facilitator, and Billie Hanselman, caregiver specialist, of St. John's Hospital Third Age Living

The one-hour informational sessions are presented at the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, 3100 Montvale Drive in Springfied, from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. To register or to learn more about the Lunch and Learn series, contact the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland at 217-787-9234 or 800-252-2918.

[Text from file received from Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland]

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