Family Caregiver Support Group
As a caregiver for family, partner or a friend, we offer a healthy, safe space to share and process the myriad mix of emotions and challenging decisions we experience as caregivers. New Attendees Welcome!
10:30AM – August 3rd, Sept. 7th, Oct. 5th, Nov. 2nd, Dec.7th
Covenant Presbyterian Church 2881 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066
Care is provided for your loved one during meeting. Must RSVP in advance by calling 770-722-7641 or emailing email@example.com
Parkinson’s Disease CarePartner Monthly Support Group
Our diverse and friendly group share insightful tips and host educational speakers to help us with our PD journey. Those diagnosed with PD and their family care partners are welcome to join us. New attendees (those with PD and their caregivers) are welcome!
2:00 PM – August 1st, Sept.12th (Due to Labor Day), Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th
Covenant Presbyterian Church 2881 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066
DELAY the DISEASE – #1 PD Exercise Program Mondays 3:00pm
Aloha to Aging, Inc. is partnering with Empower Recreational Therapy to offer group exercise for People with Parkinson’s. Delay the DiseaseTM is an evidenced-based national fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.
Classes target Parkinson’s symptoms and emphasize large movements, loud voices, balance, strength development, flexibility, core and posture, endurance, mental acuity all designed to retrain the mind and body. Participants report improvement in quality of life, regained ability to successfully manage the disease, and maintenance of independence. This program targets daily functional challenges and symptom-specific fitness agendas. Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for class fees. (Must have assessment prior to signing up)
Active Seniors Staying Sharp September 19th 1:30pm
Are you an active older adult looking to keep your mind engaged?As we know, a healthy mind is the essential key to staying independent, involved and enjoying our lives to the fullest at any age. Join us for an exciting series of activities to exercise your brain and keep your mind sharp and stimulated. Includes take home prizes. $10 Donation recommended. Must RSVP email@example.com or 770-722-7641
Dementia Friends Session September 21st at 12PM
Workbooks included, please RSVP by 9/19 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dementia Friends is a social action movement that aims to improve society’s understanding of dementia. Participation involves group activities and means that attendees have raised their understanding of dementia and committed to a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in their community.
After participating in a Dementia Friends Information Session, participants will be able to:
• Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia
• State the five key messages about dementia
• Explain at least one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia
• Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in their community
Comments from previous attendees:
- “I wish I had taken this seminar 6 months ago”.
- One woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s shared her take away “I’m going to start telling people I am living with Alzheimer’s instead of I’m suffering from Alzheimer’s.
This taught me the importance of learning to be more patient with my loved
Aging 101 Hands-On Sensory Simulation Class September 27th 11:00am Focuses on cognitive & physical age-related challenges
*St. Joseph Catholic Church, 87 Lacy Street, Marietta, GA 30060 Education Room
Everyone Must RSVP in advance email@example.com.
Families, caregivers and professionals can reach a deeper level of understanding by spending some time “walking in their care recipients or clients shoes.” Activities mimic what it is like to feel confused, frustrated, isolated and more. Participants will gain compassion and empathy.
These simulation exercises help participants understand age-related health challenges faced by the older people they serve. These include neuropathy, hearing loss, vision loss, language and cognitive impairment, mobility and balance. Join us as we share experiences with peers to help you process lessons learned in a meaningful, memorable way. What is it like to live every day as an older adult facing one or more common, age-related health challenges? During the engaging, active learning simulation sessions, participants break into small groups for simulation exercises designed to provide insight into this important question. After the “hands-on” experiences, they gather to discuss how such challenges may impact an elder’s autonomy and ability to live independently. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming classes.
**Free care provided for aging care recipient while class is in session. Must RSVp in advance at email@example.com
Technology Training – TBD
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your top 2 or 3 technology needs and we will confirm your space a week prior to event. Please be sure to bring your phone, Ipad, etc with you. *$10 Donation Encouraged
Here is your chance to have your very own “Aloha Geek Squad” guide you through your technology challenges.
A team of technology professionals will be on hand to assist you with the following:
1. How to use zoom
2. How to use email account
3. How to setup and use social media account; Facebook, Instagram
4. How to use your Apple or Android devices
5. How to use your calendar, text message, maps (GPS)
6. How to use and connect devices using Bluetooth
7. How to use find my iPhone
8. How to connect and print documents
9. How to move pictures
10. How to download apps on Apple and Android
Aloha Day Club – Social Respite
Our week-day therapeutic program incorporates exercises, music and stimulating activities and games along with discussions into each session. Each participant will receive comprehensive “activity bag”.
10:30am – 1:00pm on Monday and Wednesdays
LOCATION: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
All programs held at Covenant Presbyterian Church unless otherwise noted.
Please email email@example.com to RSVP for all programs.