Free training, support for family caregivers
February 1, 2022 | View PDF
The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program office is located at 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 205 (located in the 4D Professional Building). You can call them at 907-262-1280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will hold caregiver support group meetings in February at the locations below. Training is from 1 to 2 p.m., with support group meetings following, 2 to 3 p.m. This month’s training features a “Fun with Meal Planning” presentation with certified food systems manager Cindi Irwin.
Feb. 3, Sterling Senior Center, with Cindi Erwin, CFSM, 1 to 2 p.m. Followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.
Feb. 11, Soldotna Senior Center, with Cindi Erwin, CFSM, 1 to 2 p.m. Followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.
Feb. 15, Kenai Senior Center, with Cindi Erwin, CFSM, 1 to 2 p.m. Followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.
Feb. 23, Nikiski Senior Center, “Care Coordination: The Basics,” with Annett Brookshire, 1 to 2 p.m. Followed by a caregiver support meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.
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.
The Homer Area Caregiver Support Group has resumed its monthly meetings in the Homer Senior Center multi-purpose room. For more information, call Pam Hooker at 907-299-7198 or Janet Higley at 907-235-4291.
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 1-800-478-1080.