Caregiving 101 – This free one hour class is designed to raise awareness of the importance of self-care and will explore the physical, emotional, psychological and social components of caregiving. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience but also a difficult and draining job, especially if we are neither trained nor prepared for that role. Tips on how to deal with the many challenges of care giving will be offered, as will useful information on available community resources. Any person finding themselves in the role of family caregiver would greatly benefit from this free class. (Go to calendar)
Caregiver Support Group – Our drop-in, one-hour support group provides a safe place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions; Talk through challenges and ways of coping; Share feelings, needs and concerns. You’re not alone. (Go to calendar)
Understanding a Dementia Diagnosis – The four most prevalent forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia. This two-hour class will explore the probable progression, treatment, and prognosis of dementia. Additional time will be allotted for questions, discussions, support and learning from the instructor(s) and caregivers who understand the stresses of your situation. (Go to calendar)
Psychology of Caregiving – Many caregivers are experiencing high levels of stress in the caregiving role which disrupts their own personal well-being and social activities. This course will explore the psychological aspects of caregiving and offer practical solutions. (Go to calendar)
Family Caregiving – A two-hour class designed to save caregivers time, money and heartache.
1:00 – 1:30pm Long Term Plans
We will discuss Advance Directives, long-term care insurance, and how to pay for nursing home care if needed.
1:30pm – 2:30pm Practical Caregiving Skills
Learn how to safely assist, perform personal care, and improve mobility for your care recipient in this hands-on session. We also teach the basics of infection control and wound care.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Being A Healthy Caregiver
In this introduction to self-care, we discuss nutrition, journaling, advocacy, music therapy, and practice a deep breathing and relaxation exercise to help you unwind and de-stress.
Family Caregiving is offered on the 2nd Friday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions… whatever works for your schedule. (Go to calendar)
While this is a free class, we do ask for and accept donations. Pease register in advance by calling 912.629.1331 or by e-mailing email@example.com with your name and contact information. Thank you.
All other classes are offered on a donation basis.
Caregiver Stress Relief / Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation – Restorative Yoga utilizes a variety of props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks to support the body and allow the breath to move freely, encouraging the muscles to relax the mind to quiet the silent space within.
No previous experience is necessary. Dress to move and stretch. (Go to calendar)
Elizabeth Brodhead – Certified Yoga Instructor
Jacque Cole, RPh – Pharmacist at LoCost Pharmacy http://www.locostpharmacy.com/
Kate Doran – Certified Yoga Instructor http://savannahpoweryoga.com/
Constance Gabrielli – Certified Yoga Instructor http://savannahpoweryoga.com/
Dr. Debra Hagerty, DNP, RN, NHA, FACDONA – Professor of Nursing; Armstrong State University https://www.armstrong.edu/
Holland Morgan, MA – Master of Divinity, Bereavement Counselor for Full Circle Grief and Loss Center http://www.hospicesavannah.org/
Jenny Parker, PT – Certified Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah http://savannahrehabilitationhospital.com/
Richard Reeve – Director of Financial Education: Consumer Credit Counseling Service http://www.cccssavannah.org/
Dr. Kathy Schaefer, PT, MBA, DPT – Professor of Physical Therapy; Armstrong State University https://www.armstrong.edu/
TimMarie C. Williams, Ph.D., MCG – Gerontology Program Director; Armstrong State University https://www.armstrong.edu/