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Caring for the Caregiver

Providing care for someone with dementia can be overwhelming, and it can be easy to neglect your own well-being. Maintaining your own good health is important to your success as a caregiver. Join us for tips on how to care for yourself and your loved one.

October 01, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Strongsville United Methodist Church
13500 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 03, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:


November 09, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


December 13, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


January 25, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Caring for the Caregiver
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 Email:

Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia

This program is designed for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The presentation will include tips and techniques to improve successful communication, as well as information about common behavioral changes and how to intervene.

August 21, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


August 28, 2017 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Communication and Behavior Changes in Individuals with Dementia
St. Augustine Health Campus
7801 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Communication and Dementia-Related Behavior in Spanish

Communication is more than just talking and listening. Someone with Alzheimer's disease may lose the ability to use words and the family will need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease and learn strategies to connect and communicate. This program will be delivered in Spanish.

September 13, 2017 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Communication and Dementia-Related Behavior in Spanish
Morley Library
184 Phelps Painesville, OH 44077
To register contact: Phone: 216-342-5591 Email:

Dementia Care Training

Dementia Care Training is a FREE program for both family and professional caregivers who provide care to those with dementia-related diseases. This program provides an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, teaches effective communication techniques, gives ideas on how to engage those with cognitive problems, and provides strategies for managing challenging behavior. Four social work CEUs are available. Please plan to bring a brown bag lunch.

August 22, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Mayfield Library
500 SOM Center Road Mayfield Heights, OH 44143
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 18, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Fairview Park Senior Center
20769 Lorain Road Fairview Park, OH 44126
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


October 17, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dementia Care Training
Chardon Public Library
110 East Park Street Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


November 13, 2017 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Dementia Care Training
Independence Public Library
6361 Selig Drive Independence, OH 44131
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:

Easing the Stress of the Holidays

This program is designed to give caregivers helpful hints and tips that will be useful during the holiday season while caring for their loved one with dementia. How can my family dinner be less stressful? What might be an appropriate gift for my parent with dementia? How can everyone be included in the holiday preparations? These questions and more will be discussed.

October 25, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Mentor Woods
8881 Schaefer Street Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 440-255-9309 Email:


December 07, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


December 20, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Easing the Stress of the Holidays
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

Effective Communication Strategies

Communication is more than just talking and listening- it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

August 30, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Anchor Lodge
3756 W. Erie Avenue Lorain, OH 44053
To register contact: Phone: 440-244-7695 Email:


September 20, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Amherst Office on Aging
621 Cleveland Avenue Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-2817 Email:


September 27, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Woodlands of Shaker Heights
16333 Chagrin Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120
To register contact: Phone: 216-751-0930 Email:


September 28, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Effective Community Strategies
Fairfax Healthcare Center
9014 Cedar Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106
To register contact: Phone: 216-795-1363 Email:


October 05, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


October 19, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


March 21, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Effective Communication Strategies
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

September 15, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Road Rocky River, Oh 44116
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 19, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well
16600 Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44110
To register contact: Phone: 216-373-1915 Email:


October 04, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Rose Center at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue Cleveland, OH 44112
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


December 05, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Menorah Park-Center for Braing Health
27100 Cedar Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-839-6685 Email:


January 17, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:


January 18, 2018 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Road Rocky River, OH 44116
To register contact: Phone: 440-356-0670 Email:


April 04, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
18100 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

This workshop will stress the importance of early detection for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As 10 million baby boomers risk developing Alzheimer's, early detection of the disease becomes critical to future planning. Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer's and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible.

August 24, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


August 29, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Altenheim Senior Living
18715 Shurmer Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-238-9001 Email:


September 06, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


September 13, 2017 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Middlefield Library
16167 East High Street Middlefield, OH 44062
To register contact: Phone: 440-632-1961 Email:


September 20, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Atria Newell Creek, 7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060
Refreshments will be served
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:


September 26, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
UH Ahuja Medical Center
3999 Richmond Road Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-285-4069 Email:


October 03, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well
16600 Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44110
To register contact: Phone: 216-373-1915 Email:


October 25, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Rose Center at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue Cleveland, OH 44112
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


February 22, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 Email:

Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.

August 23, 2017 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Legal and Finanacial Issues - Planning for the Future
Avon Senior Center
36784 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-934-2417 Email:


August 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Madison Senior Center
2938 Hubbard Road Madison, OH 44057
To register contact: Phone: 440-428-6664 Email:


September 06, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Brookdale-Richmond Heights
3 Homewood Drive Richmond Heights, OH 44143
To register contact: Phone: 216-291-8525 Email:

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an elder law attorney.

October 24, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Legal and Financial Issues - Planning for the Future
Avon Place
32900 Detroit Road Avon, OH 44011
To register contact: Phone: 440-937-6201 Email:

This program is designed for diagnosed individuals and their family members who want to learn what legal documents are essential to manage family affairs and learn how to prepare to finance long-term care. Participants will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by an attorney who specializes in Elder Law.

November 15, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Legal and Finacial Issues - Planning for the Future
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


December 05, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Legal and Financial Issues: Planning for the Future
Amherst Manor
175 N Lake Street Amherst, OH 44001
To register contact: Phone: 440-988-4415 Email:

Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective

Learn about Alzheimer's disease from a person who is living with it . . . You won't want to miss this inspiring program that will feature a person in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease who will share how one learns to live with Alzheimer's disease.

September 13, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 28, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's: One Person's Perspective
Danbury Senior Living
9500 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
To register contact: Phone: 440-596-3047 Email:

Now What Was I Saying?

This interactive workshop will explain the basics of how the brain works, the primary principles of memory, some techniques to improve memory and things you can do for improving overall brain health.

February 06, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Now What Was I Saying?
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:

Our Brain and Enhancing our Memory in Spanish

Have you asked yourself how our brains work? This program is intended for people of all ages interested in learning how the brain works so that we can age as well as possible. This program will be delivered in Spanish.

August 30, 2017 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Our Brain and Enhancing our Memory in Spanish
Morley Library
184 Phelps Painesville, OH 44077
To register contact: Phone: 216-342-5591 Email:

Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure

As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about this disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer’s disease, and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure.

October 11, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Brookdale Senior Living
28550 Westlake Village Drive Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


March 01, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Research and Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


June 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Research & Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

This program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss,issues and what they mean for all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia,and caregivers discussing real-life issues.

August 23, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Fairfax Healthcare Center
9014 Cedar Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106
To register contact: Phone: 216-795-1363 Email:


August 24, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Basics
Avalon Adult Day Center
2770 SOM Center Road Willoughby Hills, OH
To register contact: Phone: 440-569-1254 Email:


August 29, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
O'Neill Healthcare
38600 Center Ridge Road North Ridgeville, OH 44039
To register contact: Phone: 440-387-5578 Email:


August 30, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Cardinal Court
18719 Drake Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 08, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Basics; Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Mandel JCC Lunch Plus Program
1500 Warrensville Center Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
To register contact: Phone: 800-272-3900 Email:


September 21, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


September 25, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Maplewood at Chardon
12350 Bass Lake Road Chardon, OH 44024
To register contact: Phone: 440-285-3300 Email:


October 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Atria Newell Creek, 7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060
Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

August 25, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
The Sanctuary of Geneva
200 Commerce Place Geneva, OH 44041
To register contact: Phone: 440-466-1770 Email:


September 12, 2017 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
2949 West River Road
N. Elyria, OH 44035
To register contact: Phone: 440-324-1202 Email:


September 14, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Park East Center
3800 Park East Drive Beachwood, OH 44122
To register contact: Phone: 216-831-4303 x2912 Email:


September 26, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Avon Lake Towne Center
200 Community Drive Avon Lake, OH 44012
To register contact: Phone: 440-930-6700 Email:


October 24, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Fairfax Healthcare Center
9014 Cedar Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106
To register contact: Phone: 216-795-1363 Email:


November 07, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Brighton Gardens of Westlake
27819 Center Ridge Road Westlake, OH 44145
To register contact: Phone: 440-808-0074 Email:


January 23, 2018 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136
To register contact: Phone: 440-580-3275 Email:


April 18, 2018 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior
Atria Newell Creek
7900 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060 Refreshments will be served.
To register contact: Phone: 440-840-8872 Email:

Research and Alzheimer's disease: The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure - CEU

As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, research plays a crucial role in understanding more about this disease. Come learn about how clinical trials work, what scientists already know about Alzheimer’s disease, and where efforts are focused moving forward in the search for a cure. 1.0 social work CEU available.

September 27, 2017 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Research & Alzheimer's disease; The Road to Better Treatments and a Cure - CEU
Mentor Woods
8881 Schaefer Street Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 440-255-9309 Email:

Understanding Dementia Related Behavior - CEU

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. 1.0 Social Work CEU available.

August 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Understanding Dementia Related Behavior - CEU
Mentor Woods
8881 Schaefer Street Mentor, OH 44060
To register contact: Phone: 440-255-9309 Email:

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