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The Savvy Caregiver



Are you a caregiver for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or another, related dementia? Does that person live at home? Are you looking for ways to increase your knowledge and confidence in this role?

What is the Savvy Caregiver?
This program is designed to equip family members and others for the caregiving role. Developed by the University of Minnesota, the classes will help you gain:

  • A better understanding of the disease
  • The skills to assess the abilities of the person with dementia
  • The confidence to set and alter caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage the day-to-day care of the person with dementia, including personal care
  • The skills to take better care of yourself
  • Tips on how to build a positive partnership with healthcare professionals
Class information
Savvy Caregiver is designed for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s who continue to live at home (not in a residential care setting). Classes meet for six consecutive weeks, for two hours each.

Cost
Classes are offered free of charge through an Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Service Program (ADSSP) grant from the Administration for Community Living.

This program is supported in part by a cooperative agreement (No. 90ALGG0007-01-00) from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official AoA, ACL, or DHHS policy.

Upcoming classes (click to view details)

Six consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Where: Alzheimer’s Association
1111 S Alpine Rd, #307, Rockford, IL 61108

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where: Alzheimer's Association
207 S. Prospect Rd, Suite 1 Bloomington, IL 61704


This program has been cancelled.

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where: Senior Services Center of Will County
251 N Center St, Joliet, IL 60435

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Dinner will be provided!

Where: Pinckneyville Community Hospital
5383 IL-154 Pinckneyville, IL 62274

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018

Where: Oasis Senior Center
2810 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln, IL

For more information or to register call Greg Kyrouac at 217.545.7199 or gkyrouac@siumed.edu

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Wednesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 25
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Where: Advocate Eureka Hospital - Conference Room 4070
101 S. Major St. Eureka, IL

This program has been cancelled.

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Saturday, May 6, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Where: The Pointe Outreach Center
5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake Il 60014

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Monday, April 30, 2018   
Monday, May 7, 2018  
Monday, May 14, 2018   
Monday, May 21, 2018

Where: Alzheimer’s Association
614 W Glen Ave, Peoria IL 61614

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four sessions:
*Call for class times*
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Where: Coles County Council on Aging-LifeSpan Center
11021 E. CR 800 N Charleston, IL 61920

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

Please register by Monday, April 23, 2018.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four sessions:
*Call for class times*
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Where: Morton Tourism
200 S. First St. Morton, IL

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 309.681.1100.

Free in-home respite care available through CIAA. Please call Mitch at 309.674.2071.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
From 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Where: Herrin City Library
120 N 13th St Herrin, IL 62948

Lunch will be provided!

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
*Call for class times*
Thursday, June 7, 2018   
Thursday, June 14, 2018  
Thursday, June 21, 2018   
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Where: Cottage Hospital - Conf. Rm 2
695 N Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 309.681.1100.

*Registration is limited to 12 participants. The registration deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018.*

 

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