Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Mondays beginning March 26 and ending April 29 from 5 to 7:30 pm. Reservations required. Please use our registration link or call 585-287-6398.

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Mar
26
to Apr 30

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Schuyler County Human Services Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 pm starting March 26 and ending April 30, 2019. Reservations required. Please call Shannon at the Schuyler County Office for the Aging at 607-535-7108.

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Apr
4
1:30 PM13:30

Matter of Balance

  • 47 Maple Avenue Sodus, NY, 14551 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held Thursdays beginning April 4 and ending May 23 from 1:30 to 3:30.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. $20 fee for materials and snacks.

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Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm starting April 9 and ending May 14, 2019. Reservations are required. To register for this workshop, call the Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth at 315-946-5624.

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Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (For caregivers of persons with Parkinson's)

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 pm starting April 17 and ending May 22, 2019. This is for caregivers of persons with Parkinson’s. Reservations required. Please use our registration link or call 565-287-6398.

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Apr
23
12:30 PM12:30

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 23 and ending May 16.

You do no need to be a Y member to attend. $20 fee for book and snacks. Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held Fridays beginning April 26 and ending April June 14. .

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. $20 fee for materials and snacks.

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May
7
12:30 PM12:30

Powerful Tools for Caregivrs

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm starting May 7 and ending June 11, 2019. The location is Lifespan’s Resource Center at the Eastside YMCA. You do NOT need to be a Y member to attend. Reservations required. Please use our registration link or call 585-287-6398.

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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm starting May 7 and ending June 11, 2019. Reservations are required. To register for this workshop, call the Caregiver Resource Center at Noyes Health, 585-335-4358.

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Jun
19
9:30 AM09:30

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 am starting June 19 and ending July 24, 2019. Reservations are required. To register for this workshop, call Pro Action/Yates County Office for the Aging at 315-536-5515.

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Learn about Becoming an Ombudsman

Drop-by Lifespan on Monday, March 18 between 1 and 3 pm to learn about a fulfilling volunteer role — as a NYS certified Ombudsman for people living in nursing homes. Ombudsman advocate for residents by visiting an assigned home once a week for a few hours and getting to know residents, family members and staff. Reservations NOT necessary.

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Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 pm starting March 14 and ending April 18, 2019. Reservations required. Please use our registration link or call 585-287-6398.

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Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. Promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. This class is held Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 - 2 pm from March 11 to May 1. Registration is required. Cost: $10 for 16 classes. Please use our registration link or call Sarah at 585-287-6439.

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Mar
6
2:30 PM14:30

Tai Chi for Arthritis

  • Lifespan Wolk Cafe at Sibley Square (map)
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Assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. This class is held Wednesdays and Fridays from March 6 to April 26, 2:30 to 3:30. Register is required. $10 for 16 classes. Please use our registration link or call Sarah Otis at 585-287-6439.

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Feb
28
1:30 PM13:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. Free.

This workshop is held Thursdays from 1:30 pm - 4 pm beginning February 28 and ending April 4.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online. Or call Sarah Otis at 585-287-6439.

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Jan
22
2:00 PM14:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

This workshop takes place on Tuesdays from 2 to 4:30 pm starting January 22 and ending February 26.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. 

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Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

The ABC's of Home Care

Gain a basic understanding of providing personal care at home including tips to avoid bed sores; infection control and basic wound care; bathing and dressing in a bed or chair; healthy diet and bowel management; safe transfers; managing medication; and, knowing when to call the doctor or nurse.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Managing Stress

Join us for an interactive session on how to manage stress while caring for a family member or friend living with a chronic condition or memory loss. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 29th and ending January 3, 2019.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Wellness Conference @ Lifespan

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute and the Alzheimer’s Association for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning 

Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. The fear or lack of awareness that may accompany these conversations can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. 

Lunch provided

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

Volunteer Fair

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? Discover the Many Ways You Can as a Lifespan Volunteer.

Everyone has unique gifts to share, and Lifespan volunteers make significant contributions by putting their best talents to work. From advocating for nursing home residents to teaching a Living Healthy workshop, we have many opportunities from which to choose. Representatives will be on hand to tell you about their programs, answer your questions and show you how you can join the ranks of our dedicated Lifespan volunteer corps.  

Reservations for this are NOT required. Just drop-by.

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hearing Loss Demonstration Center

Volunteers from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are available to demonstrate assistive listening equipment and answer questions. Signaling-alerting devices, captioned telephones, personal assistive listening devices and hearing aid accessories are among the items on display to demo.

Reservation required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 9:30 am-12:00 pm beginning November 15th and ending December 27th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
14
10:30 AM10:30

Veterans Benefits

Monroe County is home to more than 45,000 men and women who served their country. Many of them have no idea about the benefits they are entitled to, including health care, compensation for injuries in the form of service-connected disability, nursing home pensions and memorial/indemnity compensation. This presentation will inform veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned for their military service and how to apply for them. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Eden at Home

Eden at Home applies the power of the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles to improve the quality of life for elders living at home and their care partners. Workshop participants will learn the 10 principles and ways to implement them at home. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 10 am-12:00 pm beginning November 13 and ending December 18.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:00 am starting November 12th to February 27, 2019.

Registration is required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am beginning November 12th and ending February 27, 2019.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

LGBTQ+ Caregiver Wellness Saturday

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Out Alliance for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Creating a New Language 

What many caregivers see as problematic behaviors, actually become a way of communicating for someone living with dementia. By utilizing the tools and strategies shared, we can create a new language with our loved ones that supports continued connections and meaningful moments. 

Reservations required. Please use our registrations link to register on-line.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and acquire strategies to hep intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Opiate Epidemic: Effect on Older Adults

All ages can be impacted by the opiate epidemic in one way or another. While opiate use disorders are more common among younger people, the prevalence among older adults is growing. Older adults are also affected when family members misuse opiates. This workshop will provide increased awareness and education regarding opiate use and misuse as well as information about available resources for recovery in the community. Narcan training (nasal spray medication to counteract the effects of opiate overdose) will be provided and each participant will receive a Narcan kit.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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