Caregiver Events

Caregiver Events

HUGS Community Training | Tuesday, March 24th  | 3 to 5 p.m. | FREE!

Join Donna True, LCSW, for a special training to become certified as a dementia friendly resident! Martin County HUGS is an initiative to create a community of dementia friendly businesses, citizens, hospitals, governments, first responders and agencies where those living with dementia and their caregivers can be acknowledged and treated with respect and dignity. Now offering 2 FREE CEUs for professionals. Register: 772-340-6087 or [email protected].

6th Annual Caregiver Workshop | Friday, April 3rd| 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. | FREE!

Join us for the 6th Annual Family Caregiver Workshop! It's 2020, so come learn how to sharpen your perspective with a clear vision for caring for your loved one with dementia. Featuring an array of hands-on activities and lectures that focus on providing practical everyday tools and strategies to help caregivers navigate the difficult terrain of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Includes complimentary lunch and refreshments. For family caregivers only; please no professionals. Registration is required by March 30. Call 772.223.7800.

Respite care will also be offered at no cost, but must be arranged in advance by calling 772.223.7843.

Presented by: Senior Helpers, LifeCare Therapy Services, Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital, Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute, MorseLife Healthcare System, Addington Place of Stuart, Always Best Care Senior Services, Treasure Coast Hospice, and Florida Blue.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers | Tuesdays: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2 | 2:30-4 p.m. | FREE!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program you can count on to make a positive difference in your life. This six-week curriculum will help improve: Self-Care Behaviors (exercise, relaxation, medical check-ups); Management of Emotions (reduced guilt, anger and sadness); Self-Efficacy (gain confidence in coping with caregiving demands); and Use of Community Resources (learn how to utilize of local services). Registrants must commit to attend all six sessions. Reserve your space by calling 772.223.7800. Complimentary respite care will be available but must be arranged in advance by calling 772.223.7843.

Parkinson's Power! | Tuesday, April 14th | 1 p.m. | FREE!

Dr. Arif Dalvi, neurologist with the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Program at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute, returns to the Kane Center to lead a program of world-class education about Parkinson’s disease. The program includes an keynote address by Dr. Dalvi, lectures from local Parkinson’s disease experts, and ample time for Q&A and discussion. Light refreshments provided. Reserve your space by calling 772.223.7800. Sponsored by Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, LifeCare Therapy Services, MorseLife, Medtronic and VIP America Home Health Referrals. RSVP to 772.223.7800. 

Coffee for Caregivers | Every 4th Wednesday | 9 to 10:30 a.m. | FREE!

A free, informal gathering for family caregivers to connect with one another and with the experts at the Kane Center. Enjoy coffee and light refreshments. Complimentary respite care is available, but must be scheduled in advance by calling 772.223.7843. Event is for family caregivers only. No professionals please. RSVP to 772.223.7843.

2020 Schedule:
January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24

Support Groups

Sugar Busters: Diabetes Support Group | 1st Monday of each month

Designed for individuals with diabetes, their family members or caregivers, this group offers tools to help understand and manage the disease. With a focus on fitness and staying healthy at home, you are sure to walk away with a wealth of information. Join us as we share with you how to get off of the sugar rollercoaster!

Monday, April 6 - Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator, Living Mindfully With Diabetes

Caregiver Support Groups are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Morning Session | 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Focus on Caring for a Frail Senior
Afternoon Session | 3:30-5 p.m. | Focus on Adult Children Caring for their Aging Parents

No RSVP is required. Complimentary respite care is available, but must be pre-arranged by contacting 772.223.7843 or [email protected] For more information about Caregiver Support Groups, contact Donna True at 772.223.7879 or [email protected] | Laura Zel Kremer at 561.386.2879 or [email protected] Funded by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging.

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Caregiver Support Group
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 2:30-4 p.m.

No RSVP is required. The goals of this group are to provide the latest information on the types of FTD, scientific and caregiver FTD conferences, and FTD research. The group also shares information about what the AFTD national organization and local resources can provide. For more information, contact Madrienne Crow, 772-382-9805 or [email protected].

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