The Rapidian

Aging

Center provides innovative senior, child care

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem...

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Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Encore, an engagement program for people in their 50’s and beyond by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is hosting an event, “We Are the Experts of Us” aimed at "anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of...

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Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Shelley Irwin on Aug. 17

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 07-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn the art of aging gracefully when Shelley Irwin, host and producer of the WGVU Morning Show, presents an inspiring talk at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. The Grand Rapids community is invited to this...

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Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

As dementia progresses, language skills and the ability to express feelings and needs may change. Some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. The Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors program will help...

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Know the 10 Signs

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Attend this interactive workshop to...

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3-Part Alzheimer’s Education Series

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under

Dive into the Alzheimer’s journey with our 3-Part Alzheimer’s Education Series. Week one you’ll hear from an area neurologist or psychologist to better understand the pathology of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In the...

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Living with Alzheimer’s: Early-Stage Series

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us to hear practical answers to the questions...

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Savvy Caregiver

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 10-03-2016 under

The Savvy Caregiver is an evidence-based educational program designed for persons caring for a loved one with dementia living at home.  This class meets for two hours, once per week for six weeks and will help...

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Secondary Caregiver

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 08-15-2016 under

Alzheimer’s not only affects the person living with dementia, it also takes a devastating toll on caregivers. If you are an adult child, sibling, friend or are supporting a caregiver for someone with dementia in your life and want to know how...

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Dementia: The Person Behind the Disease

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 03-28-2016 under

Keynote speaker, John Zeisel, PhD is the author of "I'm Still Here."  Dr. Zeisel proves a theory that many of us have suspected: that the person who is changed by the disease is still inside, waiting to be awakened and nurtured...

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