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Below is a list of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging's schedule of up-coming events and other activities occuring throughout Central Massachussetts. Events are posted frequently and displayed in date order with the most recent at the top. If you would like further information on a particular event please email us at SeniorConnection.

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Effective Communication Strategies

Date:02-28-2017 through 02-28-2017
Time:

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location:

Pleasantries Adult Day Services
195 Reservoir Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Alzheimer’s Association

Effective Communication Strategies

An Education program by the Alzheimer’s Association

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 connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 pm

RSVP: 1-800-272-3900

Pleasantries Adult Day Services
195 Reservoir Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Presented by: Julie McMurray, Alzheimer’s Association



Pleasantries
Adult Day and Consulting Services

Date:03-01-2017 through 03-01-2017
Time:

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location:

See Details Below

Take the path to becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner

Register today!
Space is limited.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Stoneham, MA

Register Now!

Details of Seminar
Coffee & Registration… 7:30am
Seminar… 8:00am to 4:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Cost of Seminar…$225.00

Must attend entire session to receive
Certificate of Attendance

Student Handout Notebook included

Upon completion of this seminar, you will have 30 days
to submit the application for your Certification as a
Dementia Practitioner to the National Council of
Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Instructor: Tammy Pozerycki, MA, CADDCT, CDP
Owner and Director of
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
Email: tammy@pleasantriesads.com
Cell: 508-335-1968

 



Better Breathing with Bob
Asthma? Allergies? Shortness of Breath? COPD? Emphysema?

Date:03-01-2017 through 05-10-2017
Time:

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:

Holden Rehabiliation
32 Mayo Drive, Holden

Join us for an informative support group meeting to discuss breathing issues with Oriol Health Care Respiratory Therapist Bob Dumont. Bob brings over 30 years of experience in his field and has led many community groups to help educate and support anyone affected.

Some topics to discuss:
Do I need oxygen?
How do I travel with oxygen?
What affects allergies and asthma?
What causes shortness of breath?
How do I use my inhaler?
What is Sleep Apnea?

1st Wednesday of Each Month

Winter Season 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holden Rehabiliation
32 Mayo Drive, Holden

Free Program open to the public

Light refreshments, Questions Encouraged!

Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center



Oriol Health Care & UMassMemorial Health Care

Diabetes Education & Support Group
Presented by Diabetes Center of Excellence

 
Date:03-02-2017 through 05-04-2017
Time:

6:00 ~ 7:30pm

Location:

32 Mayo Drive, Holden
In the Community Room!

Join us at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center for this series of informative and helpful meetings presented by health care professionals from the UMMHC Diabetes Center of Excellence. This special series of monthly meetings are being provided to help the general public with their questions and concerns about diabetes and diabetes management. Each meeting will offer advice on a different diabetes related topic. Questions and discussions are encouraged! Dinner will be provided. Free and open to the public, families, staff and residents. Your reservation will be appreciated. Please try to attend the entire series!

SPRING 2017 DATES

MARCH 2, APRIL 6 & MAY 4
6:00 ~ 7:30pm

March 2 –Meal Planning in Diabetes: Sharon Chan, RD, CDE

April 6 –Ten Questions to ask at your Diabetes Appointment: Samir Malkani, MD

May 4 –Medications for Diabetes –Understanding How They Work: Morgan Comee, PharmD, CDE

Dinner at 6pm and speaker immediately following.

Questions encouraged!

32 Mayo Drive, Holden
In the Community Room!

RSVP 508-829-1213



The Savvy Caregiver Program

 

Date:03-06-2017 through 05-11-2017
Time:

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Location:

Auburn Senior Center
4 Goddard Drive
Auburn MA 01501

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a six-session training for family
and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with
Alzheimer’s or related dementias!

Brought to you by
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
and Tri-Valley, Inc.

Free of Charge

Thursdays, April 6 - May 11, 2017
1:00—3:00pm

Auburn Senior Center
4 Goddard Drive
Auburn MA 01501

Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is
specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves.
Become an expert in Caregiving for someone with
Alzheimer’s or related dementias!

Savvy Cargiver will help you:

Understand the impact of dementia on both you
and the person you are caring for.

Learn the skills you need to manage daily life.

Take control and set goals.

Communicate more effectively.

Strengthen family resources.

Feel better about your caregiving.

Take care of you!

For more information or to register
Call Deb Dowd-Foley 508-756-1545 ext. 390
Or Laura Black-Silver 508-949-6640 ext. 3079

 



North Shore Elder Services

CRAFT Program for Families of Hoarders

Date:03-06-2017 through 03-06-2017
Time:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location:

300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200
Danvers, MA

Cost:25.00

The North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering, in collaboration with the North Shore Elder Services Family Caregivers Support Program, will be running a 6 week pilot program for family members of individuals struggling with hoarding behavior. This program will be adapted from the evidence based program Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model and applied to the problem of hoarding.


CRAFT teaches family members proven ways of communicating and responding to a family member's clutter and hoarding behavior.

CRAFT helps family members learn how to reduce stress while gaining confidence in their ability to help.

Please contact Marnie Matthews at 978-624-2207 or at mmatthews@nselder.org for more information or to register for this training program.

 

Families of Hoarders

Do you need help and support?

Join our evidenced-based program teaching proven ways of communicating and responding to your family member’s clutter and hoarding behavior. Learn how to reduce your stress while gaining confidence in your ability to help.

  • Is your family member’s clutter affecting your relationship with them?
  • Are you worried that they clutter is creating safety issues?
  • Do your attempts to help result in arguments and frustration?
  • If you can answer “YES” to any of these questions, there is help and support available for you.

 

6 week group beginning

Monday, March 6
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

*$25 for the series

No age or geographic restrictions.

300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200
Danvers, MA

For more information Please contact Marinie Matthews, LICSW

978-624-2207

mmathews@nselder.org

Sponsored by:

North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering
 in collaboration with NSES
Family Caregiver Support Program

 



Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Date:03-13-2017 through 10-09-2017
Time:

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location:

Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,
Please attend this powerful resource group.

We provide information, education, and resources on Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers share stories along with caregiving journey offering support and making connections with other members.

When:  2nd Monday of each Month

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA

 

Pre-screening by email or phone is required prior to attending

Please contact Tammy Pozerycki at 508-481-0809 or

tammy@pleasantriesads.com

alz.org | alzheimer's association



Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
(This also includes other kin)

Date:03-14-2017 through 03-14-2017
Time:

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:

YWCA (Members Lounge)
Salem Square Worcester, MA

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Place: YWCA (Members Lounge)
Salem Square Worcester, MA

Free childcare provided

The support group meets the second Tuesday of every month
with a social worker from Children's Friend, Inc.

For more information, please call Elder Services of Worcester Area at 508-756-1545

Sponsored by The Family Caregiver Support Program of Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., Children's Friend, Inc., and the YWCA

 

In the event of a school cancellation in the Worcester Public Schools, due to the weather, the support group will be cancelled.

 

Meeting dates in 2017:

March 14

 

The Worcester Public Schools is not responsible for, or connected with, any aspect of this program and participation in this program is the sole decision and responsibility of the parent/guardian.

This event is made possible with funds administered through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs; and federal financial support under the Older Americans Act provided by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.

 

Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., 67 Millbrook Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01606



Worcester Memory Café
Join us for great conversation, entertainment and refreshments every month!

Date:03-21-2017 through 03-21-2017
Time:

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St
Worcester, MA 01604

What is a Memory Care?

Memory Café is a monthly gathering of individuals with memory loss along with their caregivers, and/or friends and family in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. The café is open to anyone in the community, at any stage of the disease process. It is a time to socialize, enjoy each other’s company and have a good time. The goals is to make every guest feel as comfortable as possible.

A memory café is not a support group or drop-off respite option.
Any guest who requires a personal care attendant must have a caregiver present.

Location:
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St
Worcester, MA 01604


Time:
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Third Tuesday of Each Month
March 21, 2017


RSVPs are appreciated but not required. There is no cost to attend.

Please contact: Deb Dowd-Floley at Elder Services of Worcester Area
ddfoley@eswa.org or 508-756-7546

The Memory Café is sponsored by:
Central Massachusetts Agency of Aging
Elder Services of Worcester Area
Worcester Senior Center
Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging


A special Thank you to RSVP Worcester Area Volunteers for providing volunteer support.

 



Association of Developmental
Disabilities Providers

Date:03-21-2017 through 04-03-2017
Time:

9 am - 12 pm

Location:

ADDP/JRI Training Room,
Rooms 104 - 106 (Basement Level),
1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Cost:See Details

Aging Training Series:
Overview of Legal and Physical Health Aspects of Aging of Individuals with I/DD

Are you ready for aging?
Can you answer your consumers' and caregivers' questions related to aging?

Purpose
America is graying and this change has profound impacts on consumers and caregivers as they age. This training provides in-depth information about the legal and physical health aspects of aging for both consumers and caregivers. The training series is intended to demystify the complex and fragmented delivery system and funding mechanisms that can aid individuals with disabilities and their families to age in place and remain in their homes for as long as they choose.
Intended audience: Employees at all levels working in I/DD field, health care and/or aging


Speakers
Attorney Lisa Neely of Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP


Kathy Serice, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN


Dates
Legal Aspects of Aging on March 21, 2017 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Physical Health Aspects of Aging on April 3, 2017 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location:
ADDP/JRI Training Room, Rooms 104 - 106 (Basement Level), 1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Admission

For series: $135 member; $170 non-member
For individual session: $85 member; $120 non-member

Event Page


Register Now!



The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents:

Statewide Regional Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Date:03-22-2017 through 05-04-2017
Time:

See Details Below

Location:

See Details Below

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents this three-hour workshop for grandparents and kinship caregivers throughout the Commonwealth.  There will be special guests at each workshop presenting on topics important to grandparents raising grandchildren.  There will also be an information panel at each workshop which will include representatives from DCF, DTA, Masshealth, Elder Services, and more.

Breakfast pastries, coffee and tea will be provided

Worcester 3/22/17 9:30-12:30
5 Salem Street Worcester, Ma.
Special Guest:  Elisabeth Haddad
The Office of District Attorney
Joseph D. Early, Jr.
Topic: Internet Safety

Lawrence 3/31/17 9:30-12:30
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
280 Merrimack Street Suite 400
Lawrence, Ma
Special Guest: The Federation
Children with Special Needs
Topic: Special Education Services

Boston 4/4/17 9:30-12:30
So. Boston Neighborhood House
136 H Street Boston, Ma.
Special Guests: Lynn Girton and Ilene Mitchell
Topic: Legal Issues

Brockton 4/12/17 9:3012:30
The Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street Brockton, Ma.
Special Guest: Karen MacDonald
AdCare
Topic: The Disease of Addiction

Northampton 4/26/17 9:30-12:30
The Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street Northampton, Ma.
Special Guest: Deb Dowd-Foley
Topic: Take Care of the Caregiver

Hyannis 5/4/17 9:30-12:30
Cape Cod Family Resource Center
29 Basset Lane Hyannis, Ma.
Special Guest: Ruth Bodian
Topic: The Impact of Trauma

Please register by contacting Colleen Pritoni 617-748-2454 or colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us



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