Caregivers’ Toolkit Workshop Gaithersburg

FREE Seasons of Caring Workshop

Caregivers’ Toolkit: Community Resources for

Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness

Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: CaringMatters, 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Montgomery County is rich with community resources that can make a huge impact in the life of caregivers and their loved ones dealing with serious illness. Join us for this FREE workshop as we shine the spotlight on these diverse and useful services and supports that can make a positive difference for individuals and families working through the challenges of illness and caregiving.

Topics will include: 

  • Stress Reduction
  • County Resources for Caregivers
  • Tools to Navigate Local Supports
  • How Caregivers Can Maintain a Healthy Mind and Body
  • Planning Ahead as a Caregiver

Speakers include:
Lylie Fisher
Facilitator, Caregiver Support Program, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Penny Gladhill
Director of Volunteer Helping Hands, CaringMatters

Sheila Griffith
Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter

Montgomery County program to provide services to seniors and reduce hospital visits

New WISH Program: Helps Seniors Stay Healthy at Home

Wellness and Independence for Seniors at Home (WISH) is a program of the Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership and is supported by the six hospitals in Montgomery County, including MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

WISH aims to reduce avoidable hospital visits by connecting people age 65-plus living in Montgomery County and parts of Prince George’s County to the support and services they need to remain healthy and independent at home.

Individuals who are 65-plus and have Medicare may be eligible for a free, confidential health survey. During the survey, individuals can discuss their health, identify support they need and learn about services available in the community. Individuals may qualify for free health coaching from The Coordinating Center if their health survey results show that the WISH program will help them stay healthy at home and out of the hospital.

To schedule a health survey for yourself or a loved one, call 301-628-3177. Language interpretation is available free of charge.

Intergenerational housing that integrates individuals and families with and without disabilities – Rockville Town Center

For those who worry about adult children with disabilities who have “fallen off the cliff” (no longer in school, no more entitlements such as occupational therapy), intergenerational housing that integrates individuals and families with and without disabilities may be a solution.  For more information, click on the following link:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/rockville-parents-build-a-home-for-their-developmentally-disabled-kids/2019/02/12/d34e6c9a-2be3-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?utm_term=.55ae1b1864d2

Montgomery County Respite Resource Fair for Caregivers March 23 2019 Gaithersburg

RESPITE RESOURCE FAIR
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 am — 2:00 pm
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Summit Hill Farm, 506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

Are you caring for a frail senior citizen or a loved one with disabilities? Learn how you can get help! Free admission; open to the public

CONTACT INFO
Julia Abate
respite@arcmontmd.org
301.984.5777 x1206