Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home

Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home
Would you like to live at home, as you age? Assistive technology devices can help older adults with getting
around, communicating, and handling routine tasks. Discuss how to implement assistive technology solutions
to address accessibility needs in each room of your home. Explore smart technologies for the home as well
as smartphone applications that can support maintaining independence. Learn about Montgomery County
resources that promote successful aging in place. This course is also suitable for caregivers and children of
aging parents. Maryland residents 60+ pay fee only.
Course: LLI351 4 Hours
15 + 30 fee = 45; NMR add 30
Structured Remote via Zoom
CRN#: 34618 2 Sessions Wednesdays
2/17-2/24 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Celene MoorerRegistration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

Click on this link to register:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

 

Registration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

 

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

 

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

 

*Credit card is the preferred method of payment during COVID-19 due to limited access for bank deposits of checks)

 

Please register at least 3 days before the start of class to ensure your information is provided to your instructor. If you have not received your link by the day before the start of class, please contact our office immediately.

 

Registration information:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten

 

How can churches help people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers? Answering that question is the topic of a new, free resource now available from The United Methodist Church.

The five-part study, titled “Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten” includes downloadable videos and a leader’s guide. Retired Bishop Ken Carder wrote the resource based on his experiences caring for his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed in 2009 with frontal temporal dementia.

“(The resource) was created to start conversations and to generate action around caring for people who have Alzheimer’s and the people who care for them,” said Carder, who currently serves as chaplain at Bethany Memory Care Center at the Heritage of Lowman, a retirement center near Columbia, S.C., where he and Linda live.

The aim, Carder said, is that the new offering can help older adult ministry leaders and pastors, family and caregivers of those living with dementia, as well as persons in early stages of dementia.

Topics covered in the study, designed to be used in a small group setting, include impact and challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; practical and specific ways local congregations can be involved in caring for those with dementia and their caregivers; and ways individuals can communicate, interact and worship with people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia.

To view the materials, click on the following link

Dementia Resources

The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor

In his new book, Arthur Kleinman, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, describes the ten years he spent caring for his wife, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s. and navigating an often unfeeling health-care system on her behalf.  Despite the social isolation and stress he suffered, he also found fulfillment and beauty in the experience and wrote this book to comfort and educate family caregivers and clinicians.

To learn more about the book and read an excerpt, click on the following link:  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/573438/the-soul-of-care-by-arthur-kleinman/

 

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