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Free caregiver training programs begin Monday

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Finding tools to improve your skills as a caregiver can come in many forms. Frances Kakugawu will share some of these unique tools with the use of poetry and journaling.

Learn how this simple practice can enhance daily life. Join in with “Knowing Your Own Peace: Caregiver Coping Through Journaling” as part of the “Health, Wellness, & You” training series on Monday, April 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. At Embassy Suites, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe.

Contact the Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6251 or (530) 621-6151.

Meanwhile, as adults age new legal issues become apparent. Diana Steele, attorney with El Dorado County Senior Legal Services, will address questions and inform residents of their rights and legal concerns regarding the aging. “Knowing Your Rights: Senior Legal Issues” is part of the “Health, Wellness, & You” training series on Monday, May 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites.

Finally, a workshop is planned for May 11 that will be an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Dr. Debra Fredericks of the Center for Cognitive Aging will impart her vast amount of knowledge in this ever-concerning topic. Understanding of chronic medical conditions is a major component to proper treatment, including ailments of memory. The workshop, “Knowing the Facts: Alzheimer’s and related Dementia Overview” will be the final part of the “Health, Wellness, & You” training series on Monday, May 11 from 1to 3 to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd (Highway 50), South Lake Tahoe.

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Refreshments will be served at all events. Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers at each event. Pre-authorization is required for respite services. Questions? Please contact Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6251 or (530) 621-6151.