connect2culture® | Winter 2019 Newsletter

connect2culture®: Your Link to Cultural Engagement Meredith Wong, Manager of Connect2culture® -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The year 2018 was one of partnerships, education, and exciting new expansion for connect2culture®. It was a time of discovery for families who chose from various programs offering creative and engaging opportunities for social connection, creative stimulation, and joy. Connect2culture explored caregiver-only pilot program [...]

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Training | Winter 2019 Newsletter

CaringKind Offers Practical Training for Family and Professional Caregivers By Amy Torres, Director of Training -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the past year, CaringKind’s training department has trained 500 family members, friends and professional caregivers, whose difficult jobs were made easier with their new skills and resources. The Family Caregiver Workshop is a 10-hr training where family and friends assisting a person with dementia [...]

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Social Work | Winter 2019 Newsletter

How Social Workers Can Help Rita Greenfield Social Worker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During calendar year 2018, the Social Work Services department conducted 1,800 client consultations. Most of these consultations were with family members or close friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Some of our clients have been caregivers for years, while others are just starting their journey. Although our clients come [...]

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Education | Winter 2019 Newsletter

The Year in Review Ed Cisek Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Program Evaluation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 was an exciting year for caregiver education at CaringKind. * In March, we learned about how faith and spirituality can provide comfort to people with dementia and their caregivers at our annual Keeping Faith in Mind conference. * In April, over 200 family and professional caregivers learned about the [...]

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