Free Aging and Caregiver Mini Series Coming to Greenwood

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 06, 2018 / comments

[County Supervisor Michael Ranalli]

(Placerville, CA) – The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Family Caregiver Support Program is pleased to present a free "Aging & Caregiver" Mini Series in Greenwood. The educational, three-part series will be held on Tuesdays, July 24, July 31 and August 7, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Community Center located at 4401 Highway 193 in Greenwood. The series will provide instruction and support for people who care for or plan to care for a family member or friend aged 60 years or older.

July 24, 2018 – Effective Communication Strategies. Participants will learn how to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language, to help both parties connect and communicate in meaningful ways.

July 31, 2018 – Advanced Health Care Directive vs. POLST. This training will include discussion about two valuable documents: The Advanced Health Care Directive and a Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. While all adults should have an advanced directive, not all may need a POLST. A POLST does not replace an advanced health care directive, but they work together.

August 7, 2018 – Grief, Palliative Care and Hospice. Each person experiences and copes with grief differently. This training will help participants navigate through the stages of grief and will include a discussion about palliative care and hospice.

This Aging and Caregiver Mini Series will be presented by local experts in their respected fields. Participants may attend one or all of the classes. The classes are free of charge, although donations are accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The series is offered as an educational opportunity only; no solicitation of services will be presented. Respite care may be available for qualified caregivers.

The educational series is offered by the El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority, in partnership with the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Snowline Hospice and El Dorado County Senior Legal.

Advanced registration for the Mini Series is requested, but not required. Please call (530) 621-6192 to register or for questions. For information about additional services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx