Caregiver Workshops & Health Fairs

Our staff of social workers offer a variety of workshops each month to educate family caregivers and the general public about important caregiving issues.

We are also available to present these workshops to the members or employees of organizations and businesses. Topics include:

  • Caregiving 101
  • Understanding Dementia
  • How to Talk to a Loved One with Dementia
  • Caring for Loved Ones When They Aren’t So Loveable
  • Coping with Anger
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Communicating with Healthcare Providers
  • And more…

Workshop & Health Fair Calendar

Please register ahead of time at 718-596-8789. Please scroll down to see which workshops might best address your questions and concerns.

Caregiver Forum: Dealing with Dementia Distress

Wednesday, September 16th, 2pm-3pm via Zoom

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Caring for someone with dementia requires plenty of patience and understanding. We do our best to stay connected to our loved one while responding to difficult behaviors such as repetitive questions, suspicion and paranoia, or medication refusal.

Join us for this supportive forum, where caregivers can share their experiences with difficult dementia behaviors, discuss coping strategies, and connect with others who are going through similar challenges. For more information, contact Michael Rublin, MSW at 862-227-2056 or mrublin@heightsandhills.org.

 

Ambiguous Loss: Living in Grief Limbo

Tuesday, September 29th, 3pm-4:30pm via Zoom

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When our loved ones change due to aging, dementia, or other illness, we may feel they are absent and present at the same time. This makes it difficult to process our feelings of loss and grief. Similarly, in our Covid-19 world, we may be grieving the loss of aspects of our lives, not knowing when we will get them back. Pauline Boss termed these types of experiences as “ambiguous loss”.

In this workshop, you will learn about ambiguous loss, discuss personal experiences in a supportive environment, and explore how we can honor the grief we feel in response to all types of loss. For more information, contact Abby Weiss, LMSW at 718-596-8789 ext. 317 or aweiss@heightsandhills.org.

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