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Free training, support for family caregivers

 

September 1, 2021 | View PDF



The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program has moved into a new office located at 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 205 (located in the 4D Professional Building). You can call them at 907-262-1280 or email kpfcsp@soldotnaseniors.com.

Caregiver support group meetings will be held at the following locations and times in September. Please join to share your experiences as a caregiver or to support someone who is a caregiver.

Sept. 9 Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m. The Teepa Snow DVD “The Senior Gems: Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia,” will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. with a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.

Sept. 10 Soldotna Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Valerie Flake from Genacta In-Home Services will speak about “How to Manage Your Respite,” from 1 to 2  p.m., followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.

Sept. 21 Kenai Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m. The Teepa Snow DVD “Seeing it From the Other Side: Caregiver Stress and Dementia Coping Strategies,” will be reviewed from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.

Sept. 29 Nikiski Senior Center, “Getting to Know You” meeting from 1 to 2 p.m. Join and learn more about the Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program.

Support meetings allow you to share your experiences as a caregiver, or support someone who is a caregiver. If you are helping a family member or friend by being a caregiver, learn what kind of help is available. There is no charge for these services and everyone is invited to attend. Call with suggestions and ideas for upcoming trainings or follow on Facebook, @KPFCSP.

Statewide

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) organizes caregiver support meetings all around the state, including the following locations: Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau/Southeast, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Talkeetna, Willow. Call 1-800-478-1080 for details.

ARA also hosts a statewide call-in meeting on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month, 1 to 2 p.m.

For additional information, call Gay Wellman, 907-822-5620 or 1-800-478-1080l.

 
 

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