Families & Friends of Aging Adults
What is normal aging behavior? Where can I turn for help? How can I cope with my guilt? Does anyone understand how I feel?
If you struggle with any of these questions, this group may be for you. Our support group for Families & Friends of Aging Adults is designed specifically for those who are caregivers to older adults, and provides an opportunity to gather information, gain answers and grow.
What to expect:
- Information – Past topics have included financial planning, coping with hearing loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, managing stress and guilt, and much more.
- Ideas – Fresh thoughts about how to manage, where to call, how to get help, how to solve problems.
- Encouragement – Other caregivers understand your situation better than anyone else.
- Support – A positive atmosphere can help you overcome the challenging tasks involved in caring for loved ones.
- Confidentiality – Your personal and family concerns are not shared outside the group.
New members are welcome to join at any time.
Sessions are usually led by Nicholas Deboer, LMSW.
January 21, 2020:
Topic: Not Your Grandma’s Retirement Home
Presenter: Elliot Talen, Leisure Living Management
February 18, 2020:
Topic: Making Alzheimer’s Disease a Memory
Presenter: Steph Krauchunas, PA-C, Alzheimer’s Alliance, Michigan State
March 17, 2020:
Topic: Come Visit Me: A hands-on look at visiting loved ones with memory loss
Presenter: Susan Lamos, Vista Springs
April 21, 2020:
Topic: Rethinking Dementia – Bringing West Michigan Together
Presenter: Lisa Misenhimer, Director, RDAC
May 19, 2020:
Topic: Area Agency on Aging Services and Programs
Presenter: Carly Whetstone, Area Agency on Aging
June 16, 2020:
Topic: Hoarding: What you need to know
Presenter: Susie Marsh, Moxie Life Organizing
For more information, please call Cindy or Amy from Pine Rest at 616.281.6363 x2450.