THE CAREGIVER CIRCLE - GREENWICH
Founded by the Greenwich Commission on Aging, River House, Junior League of Greenwich and the American Red Cross, the Caregiver Circle is a free four part series designed for non-professional caregivers in the community.
Four sessions are held in the Fall and the Spring of each year at the Greenwich Main Library from 6 – 7:30 p.m. (2nd floor Meeting Room).
Reservations are recommended, but not required via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A FOUR PART SERIES
You are invited to attend one or all of these programs.
UP-AND-COMING PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
September 18, 2018
“Because it’s frightening to care for someone you don’t understand.”
Kim and David Babcock
Certified Dementia Live Coaches & Owners of Right At Home
Greenwich Main Library
(2nd Floor Meeting Room)
A high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change
October 30, 2018
A Mindful Approach to Caring for a Loved One Without Losing Yourself
Amy Burckhard, LMSW, CDP
Director of Memory Care, Certified Dementia Expert Sterling Care
The person you love is changing. It can create stress on your own time, money and personal experiences. Learn 5 ways to cope with less stress and answers to questions you may be struggling with.
November 27, 2018
Aging in a Different Place
Susan & Paul Doyle
Oasis Senior Advisors
“Aging in Place is the ideal for most of us. To live out our days in the comfort of home. Yet the numbers tell us that only 20% of Americans end up doing so. Aging in a Different Place tackles the tough questions about the transition faced by many older adults and their families.
The decision to help an aging adult move out of their home is a complex one -- both emotionally and practically. It’s often complicated further when made in a moment of crisis such as a hospitalization or passing of a spouse/caregiver. So how does one know when to begin considering a change? What are the signs? How does one start the conversation? A roadmap for navigating living options for older adults will be explored.
December 11, 2018
Medicare 101: Understanding the Medicare Maze
Lori Contadino, MS & Sam Deibler, BD
Current and Former Directors, Greenwich Commission on Aging Figuring out when to enroll in Medicare and which parts to enroll in can be daunting even for the savviest retirees. There's Part A, Part B, Part D, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and so on. And what the heck is a doughnut hole, anyway? Let us help you wade through the waters of this complicated federal health insurance program and help you understand Medicare and all its components.