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.
A Caregiver’s Guide to Safe Transfers
Friday, July 17th, 2pm-3pm via Zoom
Transfers are defined as moving an individual from one place or surface to another, such as out of their bed and to the bathroom to help them get their day started. This Occupational Therapy-based workshop will provide caregivers education on how to conduct safe transfers both at home and out in the community. We will discuss various transfer techniques, safety precautions, and proper body mechanics when performing transfers. Caregivers will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and share personal experiences about caring for their loved ones, and the challenges that sometimes arise when engaging in transfers and daily activities. For more information, contact Caregiver Program Director, Raquel Perlman, LMSW at 347-395-2912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal & Financial Seminar
Tuesday, July 21st, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Heights and Hills is partnering with CaringKind NYC to present this free virtual workshop. An attorney specializing in Elder Law will discuss important topics that Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers should understand before meeting with a personal attorney. Topics include Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Medicaid Eligibility, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Care Proxy, and more.
Registration is required. Please call the CaringKind Helpline at (646) 744-2900 to reserve a space.