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Support groups and training for family caregivers

 


The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings and trainings in May:

May 3, Caregiver Peer Support meets at Nikiski Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Presentation: “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.”

May 6, Caregiver Training at Tyotka’s Elder Center, 1 to 3 p.m. This will be the last caregiver training at Tyotka’s until September.

May 7, Caregiver Peer Support Meeting at Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. With a viewing of “Sunset Story,” an award winning documentary telling the story of friendship among women in a retirement home for “radicals.” The characters will change the way you think about aging.

May 14, Caregiver Peer Support Meeting at Soldotna Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

May 28, Caregiver Training at Kenai Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Features the final volume in Leeza Gibbons’ series “The Family Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: Transitions.” Covers social activities for your loved one, spiritual issues, care facilities and grief. Due to Memorial Day this training is on Tuesday instead of Monday.

May 28, Caregiver Peer Support Meeting at Soldotna Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

There is no charge for these services and everyone is invited to attend. Training sessions provide two hours of Continuing Education Units for people with CNAs. For more information please call Diane or Dani at (907) 262-1280.

Southeast

The Juneau Family Caregiver Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month (May 8) in the conference room of KTOO’s studio, 360 Egan Drive, noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Ketchikan Family Caregiver Support Group meets the second Friday of each month (May 10), upstairs at the Ketchikan Senior Center at noon.

The Sitka Family Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month (May 15). For more information, call Brave Heart Volunteers, 747-4600.

Other locations

For information on caregiver support group meetings around the state:

Anchorage, 561-3313

Fairbanks, 452-2277

Homer, 235-2295

Juneau, 463-6164 or 463-6198

Ketchikan, 225-8080

Kodiak, 486-6181

Nome, 443-4507

Palmer/Wasilla, 746-3413

Sitka, 747-4600

 
 

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