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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.

Upcoming classes:
Join us at one of our upcoming classes. Click below for more details.

Six consecutive sessions:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Building 134, Room C-108
3001 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Three consecutive sessions:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Carbondale Township Office
217 E. Main St. Carbondale, IL 62901

For more information or to register call 618.985.1095.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Six consecutive sessions:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Pottawatomie Community Center
8 North Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Six consecutive sessions:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Senior Services
110 W. Woodstock Rd Crystal Lake, IL

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 815.484.1300.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Two consecutive sessions:
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Fox Valley Older Adult Services
1406 Suydam Rd Sandwich IL 60548

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 815.484.1300.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Four consecutive sessions:
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016

*Call for class times*

Where:
Markham Public Library
16640 Kedzie Avenue Markham, IL 60428

For more information or to register call Trinnette Caldwell at 847.324.0360.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Two consecutive sessions:
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016

*Call for class times*

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

For more information or to register call Trinette Caldwell at 815.484.1300.
*Registration is limited to 12 participants, so please call soon.*

Alzheimer's Association

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