Programs & Services

Family Caregiver Support Program Seminars and Classes

HELP FOR PEOPLE HELPING AGING FAMILY MEMBERS

Are you assisting an older adult? Do you spend time helping with errands, household chores, finances, meals, health care or personal care? If so, then you are a family caregiver. The Family Caregiver Support Program can help support you as you help someone else.

2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Classes tend to fill quickly. We do keep waiting lists. Please help us to plan for future classes by contacting us if you are interested in attending a series.

  • April 18: 12 – 1 PM: Aging: Myths and Realities. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland. Free. Contact Jennifer Gifford at 829-2215 with questions.

  • April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27: 1:30 – 3:30PM: Savvy Caregiver. York Hospital Hall House. Donation requested. Contact Ann O’Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411 x541 to pre-register (required). Click for flyer
  • April 30, May 7, 14 and 21: 5:15 – 7:15 PM: Putting the Puzzle Together: Getting Ready to Offer Support to Older Adult Family and Friends. Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough. $50 suggested donation. Contact Ann O’Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411 x541 to pre-register (required). Click for flyer

  • May 6, 5:30-7:30pm: Our Aging Parents: Supporting Independence While Providing Assistance. MacArthur Library, Biddeford. Free. Contact Sally Leahey at 284-4181 with questions.

  • May 16, 12 – 1 PM: Reducing Risks and Supporting Function at Home. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland. Free. Contact Jennifer Gifford at 829-2215 with questions.

  • July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, and 19: 2 – 4 PM: Savvy Caregiver. Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough. Donation requested. Contact Ann O’Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411 x541 to pre-register (required). Click for flyer

  • September 23, 30, October 7 and 14: 5:15 – 7:15 PM: Putting the Puzzle Together: Getting Ready to Offer Support to Older Adult Family and Friends. Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Scarborough. $50 suggested donation. Contact Ann O’Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411 x541 to pre-register (required). Click for flyer

Please use the numbers listed to register. Feel free to call Kate Fallon or Ann O’Sullivan at SMAA (1-800-427-7411) with questions.

Free webinar for professionals!

  • This webinar, offered jointly by SMAA and MaineCITE, presents information about some of the challenges faced by family caregivers, assessment of their needs, and strategies and resources that may be helpful in supporting them. It is targeted to health and human service professionals who interface with family caregivers who are assisting older adults. It consists of 2 sessions of 1 hour each.

    Just click on the link to download: SMAA/MaineCITE Webinar

 

 

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Contact a Family Caregiver Support Specialist

If you are a family caregiver and want to learn of resources specific to your needs, feel free to call us and ask for a Family Caregiver Support Specialist or request information.

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