Aging Services To Host Caregiver Training Series & Resource Fair

Ontario ARC’s Aging Services invites caregivers, family members and professionals to attend a Caregiver Training Series during the months of April and May. Each training will focus on an area that caregivers often find to be a topic of concern when caring for an aging person (with or without a disability). The cost to attend is $15 per training or $40 to attend all four workshops. All trainings will be held at Ontario ARC’s main facility, 3071 County Complex Drive in Canandaigua from 5:30PM – 7:00PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Workshops in the Caregiver Training Series include:

April 7: Memory & Aging presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

What happens to the brain as we age? Does everyone lose their memory? Learn how the brain ages and what to do to help keep it healthy. There will also be a focus on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and how to support someone you feel may behaving memory problems.

April 21: Safety Concerns for the Aging presented by Community Health Strategies

We all want to stay safe and healthy, and we want our loved ones to be too, but as we age that can become increasingly difficult. This training will focus on raising caregiver awareness on the most prevalent safety concerns for the aging population.

May 5: Understanding Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy presented by Ontario ARC Therapists

A myriad of challenges can surface as we age that make independence difficult. Caregivers may have to help with household chores, assist their loved ones with sitting, standing, walking, or even have to lift their loved one. Occupational and Physical Therapists can provide in-home modifications, assistive devices, and communication and back protection strategies to help maintain independence and ease the responsibilities put on the caregiver.

May 19: Caring for the Caregiver presented by Nick Vignati, M.S., Ontario ARC

The responsibilities of a caregiver are seemingly endless. More often than not a caregiver focuses all their time and energy maintaining their regular responsibilities and caring for their loved one leaving no time to care for him or herself. Learn strategies in this training to keep yourself happy and healthy as a caregiver.

For more information on the Caregiver Training Series, click on the links above or contact Nick Vignati, Coordinator of Aging Services at (585) 919-2161 or nvignati@ontarioarc.org.

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Also be sure to join us for our Caregiver Resource Fair on May 26 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at Ontario ARC’s main facility for the chance to meet with multiple area vendors and learn more about available community resources.