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This edition of Caregiver Shared Stories includes Shopping Adventure, Kinship Caregiver, and Robot Dog Benefits. To read the stories, click here: www.nemcsa.org/userfiles/filemanager/6trm9tp8wzqk8uovd45w/
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. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia. Register at Bit.ly/AHCALZ03302023
MMAP Executive Director Jennifer Page discusses the upcoming campaign to recruit volunteers to take training and counsel Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries in local communities. She describes the support network that includes local, regional, state, and Medicare. She encourages beneficiaries to seek out their local MMAP counselor for a free, unbiased insurance/benefits review - this is particularly important as the Covid public health emergency ends. MMAP, Inc. supports a Michigan-wide toll-free number for beneficiaries to call: 800-803-7174.
Please take the time to fill out this letter to help advocate on the behalf of Older Adults in our community. Please mail letters back by, May 1st. Click here for the Campaign Letter: www.nemcsa.org/userfiles/filemanager/8u1e3ckvmaiak5ajjz9y/
If are you living in Presque Isle county and need a ride contact them at 989.766.8191!
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six-week program designed to educate family caregivers. The workshop will help reduce personal stress, increase self-care, and teach effective communication and problem-solving skills. For more information or to register contact 989.358.4616 or click here: https://forms.office.com/r/BAjyPxTULU
The Diabetes PATH workshop covers many things about diabetes. You will learn ways to help take care of your health, how to take charge of your health, the benefits of physical exercise and how to communicate better with your health care team. For more information or to register, contact Brooke at 989.358.4616, email@example.com or click here: https://forms.office.com/r/BAjyPxTULU
We encourage you to check back regularly for more recipes and to reach out to us for additional information. Click here for more information: https://www.nemcsa.org/services/senior-services/nutrition-recipes-and-resources.html
Do you live in or near Alcona County and have a fear of falling? If so this in-person six-week workshop is for you.
Click here to register: https://hprfstudies.org/redcap/surveys/?s=994TDFYRYR8WMTTX