Hospice co-sponsors free Alzheimer’s training programs

Arbor Hospice, in conjunction with Elder Care Homecare Group, The Information Center, Adult Well-Being Services and Regency Healthcare Services, will offer a free interactive training program on Wednesday to help professional and family caregivers build skills for working with patients and family members suffering from middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

Three “Accepting the Challenge” workshops will take place at the Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21800 North Line Road in Taylor, at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Organizers say highly regarded master trainer Teepa Snow offers a one-of-a-kind workshop that will help caregivers build hands-on skills. Participants will be taught effective combinations of helping techniques and the value of consistent positive reinforcement and active engagement.

The program is approved to provide 2.5 social work continuing education units and 2.16 nursing CEUs. There is a $5 fee for nursing or social work CE hours (if applicable).

Seating is limited. For more information or to register call Arbor Hospice at (734) 794-5405 or register online at www.arborhospice.org.

Arbor Hospice, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, is integrated into the community with the help of its staff and volunteers through its certified hospice services, inpatient hospice facility, grief support services and community education programs. The hospice serves Ann Arbor and communities in Washtenaw and Western Wayne Counties and Downriver with offices in Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Woodhaven.