On the Calendar

Each Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) serves as a point of entry to services available to caregiving families in every county of California. All CRCs offer a core component of programs that provide information, education, and support for caregivers. The following calendar listings are a sampling of what is offered by the eleven California CRCs. Visit the California Caregiver Resource Centers website to search by date or by zipcode for a caregiver event in your area. Please be sure to contact your local CRC to confirm the dates and times for workshops and other events.

A Ready Heart is a Willing Heart

Del Oro invites caregivers to a special workshop led by Elaine Whitefeather, a nationally and internationally recognized speaker. Participants will discover tools to nurture the heart and rekindle the spirit by learning to release resentment and embrace caregiving.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Steer with Your Pencil: Reminiscing and Journaling

A journaling workshop for caregivers in transition. Learn new writing techniques and gain insight from whatever life throws your way. It is recommended but not required that participants bring a journal to class.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Alzheimer's: Beginning to Cope

Informative session for families and professional caregivers as well as individuals recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Issues presented include the importance of thorough diagnosis and ongoing medical care, understanding the progression of the disease, and accessing available services.

Saturday, December 2, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Taking Care of SoMEone Else

One of the greatest challenges for a caregiver is maintaining one's own physical and emotional health. This class will help you identify the reasons caregivers put their own needs on the back burner, and identify negative feelings associated with the role of caregiver. Find out how to reduce stress, change negative thinking and ask for what you need from others.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Medi-Cal Planning for Long Term Care (Legal Workshop)

Are you concerned about your legal affairs and/or those of your loved one? Get current information before a crisis hits. At this workshop, an elder law attorney will discuss Medi-Cal planning (placement in a skilled nursing facility), durable powers of attorney, advance directives, estate planning, probate versus a living will or trust, and conservatorships. New regulations are coming; join us to find out if you will you be affected.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orange Caregiver Resource Center

East County Elder Abuse

This panel presentation will focus on caregiver burnout, violence, and suicide. Learn about the warning signs and what help is available.

Thursday, December 7, 2006
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Family Communication in Caregiving

It is common for conflicts between family members to arise when caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, TBI or other chronic health conditions. This class will cover effective strategies for communicating with your family members on the coordination of your loved one's care.

Thursday, December 7, 2006
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Living a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle

When people think about staying fit, they generally think about the body from the neck down. Your brain, however, plays a critical role in almost everything you do. Participants will learn how certain foods, physical exercise, mentally challenging activities, and social activities can all help strengthen the brain.

Friday, December 8, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Winter Open House

Southern Caregiver Resource Center will host a "Winter Open House" and invites caregivers, professionals, neighbors, friends and family to come and join the fun.

Monday, December 11, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Maximizing Your Memory

Memory is a concern for seniors and people of all ages. Although memory problems and loss of mental acuity can often occur in the aging process, a few lifestyle changes can greatly improve memory function. After attending this workshop, participants will be able to identify types of memory, recognize mental changes common with normal aging, learn several memory exercises, and understand strategies for improving memory.

Thursday, December 14, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Workshops Especially for Northern California Caregivers

Hear experts, learn valuable information, and ask questions during a live video workshop. Workshops will be broadcast to sites (usually a local hospital or clinic) in the following nine California counties: Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity.

  • When Your Loved One Loses Control: A Caregiver's Guide to Incontinence
    Wednesday, December 6, 2006
    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Stay On Your Feet! Fall Prevention, Transfer Tips, and Family Caregiver Back Safety
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006
    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Who Pays? Unbiased Information about Long-term Care Insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal Coverage
    Wednesday, January 10, 2007
    12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact the Rural Caregiver Hotline at 800-445-8106, ext. 430. Or contact Mountain or Del Oro Caregiver Resource Centers.

Healing Practice of Listening

Listening is an important skill for those who support people who are elderly, ill, injured, traumatized, addicted, or in pain. It is also fundamental to your own inner work and ongoing well-being. This three-hour workshop explores the central importance of listening in the process of emotional healing.

Friday, December 15, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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