Caregiver Support Forum Scheduled for September

July 21, 2011

The Older Adult Ministry Council is presenting Moving Forward: Caregiver Support Forum on Wednesday, September 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Center in West Sacramento. Be sure to save the date for this important and informative event, addressing the unique needs of seniors and their care providers. 

Whether you're an older adult, a caregiver, or a congregational member involved with seniors, you will want to attend this interactive and enjoyable forum. In the workshops you will learn valuable skills and strategies for assisting and supporting older individuals and their caregivers, to allow them to be recharged and more active participants in congregational activities and life in general.
Four workshops are being offered, each taught by an experienced facilitator or facilitators.
Congregational Friendly Visiting Education will include information on one-on-one, at-home visiting with seniors or home-bound individuals, along with ways to create and develop vibrant communion ministries and Worship on Wheels. The Loss and Bereavement Guidance workshop will sensitively address loss and bereavement for both caregivers and care receivers, and also will include discussion on affordable housing options for seniors.
The timely issues of Financial Abuse and Identity Theft Prevention will be covered in a third workshop, while information on such technologies as Skype and the Senior Center without Walls conference class system will be presented in Technology Options for Seniors
Each forum participant will be able to attend all four workshops. There also will be an informal closing session for questions and answers, sharing, and planning. Light refreshments will be served, though attendees should bring their own brown bag lunches.
The deadline for registration is Monday, September 12. Please contact Jackie Finley (Older Adult Ministry Council member) at 916.769.2121 or for information or to sign up.
This is a great opportunity to help make life better for many people. Please plan to attend and/or send several of your congregational members!
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The United Methodist Center is located at 1276 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691.