Upcoming Workshops/Classes for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver of an older adult, you are invited to take advantage of these free opportunities.

To register for any of the workshops/classes below you can sign up by going to the registration page, or by calling (910) 484-0111 extension 242, or by emailing Lisa Hughes at lhughes@ccccooa.org


New Memory Screenings and Dementia Education

Memory screenings through Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Program provide simple and safe “healthy brain check-ups”, as well as education on dementia diagnosis, dementia care, brain health, and more. 

Early detection of memory problems allows for earlier access to treatment, support, and clinical trials, and an opportunity for future planning, including legal, financial, and long term care  planning. 

 

*Screenings are available every Friday between 9am and 12pm, by appointment only.

*To schedule an appointment, please call Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111, ext 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org

 

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 


New Monthly Caregiver Support Group Options

Now offering virtual and in-person options.

Option 1:

2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                              via Zoom.

Option 2:

3rd Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm                          via Zoom.

Option 3:

1st Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm meeting at Council on Older Adults, 339 Devers Street, Fayetteville

                   To receive a Zoom invitation please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the next meeting

 

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 

 


New Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support Program

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults has introduced a new community support program focused on improving the lives of older adults with a dementia-related diagnosis and their caregivers. In addition, the program also aims to benefit older adults and their caregivers impacted by social isolation or loneliness, which has been associated with a higher risk of dementia-related diseases.

Components of the program aim to:
1) Address awareness and education by offering a) Alzheimer’s Foundation of America-sponsored memory screenings, b) caregiver classes and community presentations, and c) serving as a local resource for dementia-related concerns;
2) Support caregivers through both virtual and in-person support groups; and
3) Provide tools to assist caregivers in their day-to-day routine including a) Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes, b) Joy for All Companion Pets, and c) Dementia Alliance of NC-sponsored Music and Memory at Home kits

For more information regarding any of the program offerings, please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 or by email at lhughes@ccccooa.org

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Community Support program, providing various services including AFA Memory Screenings, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neil” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

 


Next “Assisting Older Adults” Class scheduled for July 7, 2021

Assisting Older Adults Class

Are you a caregiver for an older adults? This class was designed for you!

Class includes information on how to have difficult conversations, what to expect as a caregiver, potential areas of need for older adults and resources to help, dealing with dementia, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting.


New “Managing Stress Workshop” Scheduled for August 19, 2021

Let’s face it, caregiving can be stressful at times.

This workshop provides a brief introduction to the Powerful Tools for Caregivers sessions scheduled to begin September 2, 2021

and focuses on tools useful for stress management.

You do not have to participate in PTC regular sessions to attend, but we encourage you to take advantage of the regular sessions as well.

Date:  Thursday, August 19, 2021

Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom)

Must have a computer or tablet with microphone, camera, and reliable internet connection.

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111 extension 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org 

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting

Registration deadline is August 13, 2021. 


Next “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Classes Scheduled to Begin September 2, 2021

Are you a family caregiver of an older adult?  You need some powerful tools to help you because its not easy being a caregiver.

PTC can give you the skills you need to take care of yourself while caring for someone else.  By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Learn ways to help reduce stress, improve self-confidence, manage time, set goals and solve problems, better communicate your feelings, make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources

Six sessions are held once a week led by trained, experienced class leaders.

Participants receive a workbook to accompany the class and are provided additional caregiver resources at no cost.

Dates:  Every Thursday beginning September 2, 2021 through October 7, 2021

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom).

Must have a computer or tablet with microphone, camera, and reliable internet connection.

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at 910-484-0111 extension 242 or email at lhughes@ccccooa.org 

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting

Registration deadline is August 13, 2021. 


New Virtual “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Classes Starting April 15, 2021


Assisting Older Adults Class Online Coming March 3, 2021

Assisting Older Adults Online Class

Are you a caregiver for an older adults? This class was designed for you!

Class includes information on how to have difficult conversations, what to expect as a caregiver, potential areas of need for older adults and resources to help, dealing with dementia, and how to care for yourself as a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free

To register please contact Lisa Hughes at (910) 484-0111 ext 242

or email Lisa at lhughes@ccccooa.org

or simply complete the form on the registration page and enter the date of the meeting


Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7, 2020. Changes are effective January 1, 2021. If you need help comparing plans please call us at (910) 484-0111 to schedule an appointment with a certified SHIIP counselor.


Cumberland County Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and fifty-three years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.

 

339 Devers Street
Fayetteville, NC  28303
Telephone:(910) 484-0111
Fax: (910) 484-0627