Caregiving is not for the faint hearted.
I am still mulling over a conversation I had with a frightened woman this morning. She is at the beginning of this ugly journey – looking for answers and support. My heart aches for her.
One of the most difficult things about beginning this caregiving journey is knowing where to find help. If you are from the Greater Toronto Ontario area, here is something that might help:
Insights Into Aging 101
Interested in learning about age-related health topics? Insights into Aging 101 is an interactive, educational series to help you become a more informed healthcare consumer and make you feel empowered when managing your own health needs or that of aging loved ones.
The curriculum is packaged into concise teaching modules for the public, and our experts in aging will cover two topics per session.
Once you have completed the series, you will have a good understanding of the resources available to you within the community and be skilled at critically appraising the barrage of health and science news headlines you see every day. Participants also receive a certificate for attending the entire series.
Class begins on Tuesday, May 1 – 29 and will be held on five consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in Lofts Hall (main floor, Apotex) at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2E1.
Tuition: $135 + HST = $152.55
Seating is limited. Register now!
Click here to read about the courses and presenters
For more information, please call 416-785-2500 ext. 3195
If you can’t attend- check their website for more info and resources on finding care programs at: http://www.baycrest.org/care-programs-07.php.
If you are from the Quinte, Hastings, Northumberland or Prince Edward Counties – be sure to check the pages of My Mother’s Caregiver for more local supports. See the Alzheimer Society of BHQ for two upcoming Workshops for Dementia Caregivers- A Changing Melody on April 21rst and In My Shoes: April 26th. (I will be speaking at this last one- hint hint)
Call the main office in Belleville for more information at: (613) 962-0892 or 1-800-361-8036. Visit their facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alzheimer-Society-of-Belleville-Hastings-Quinte/216906028329352