MORRIS COUNTY COMMUNITY EVENTS & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS for Seniors and Family Caregivers
Medicaid Application Process Seminar
Thursday, August 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Long Term Care Medicaid Consultants, LLC. will present an overview of the process of applying for Medicaid. The process can be overwhelming and the consultants will explain everything and will answer all questions. Located at New Jersey Eastern Star Home,111 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater. Light refreshments will be served. Three elder care lawyers will be available for more in-depth estate planning services. For more information or to RSVP you may call 732-384-5513. Walk-ins are welcome.
Internet Resources for Family Caregivers
Monday, August 15, 12 pm – 1 pm
Presented through Caregiver Education Program Series for caregivers of chronically ill older adults. Free Program Sponsored by RWJUH and COPSA E.A.R.S. for Caregivers. Presented by Dale L. Ofei-Ayisi, LCSW and Susan Schwartz, CSW – COPSA EARS for Caregivers. To reserve a seat, call 1-888-637-9584. Walk-ins welcome if there is available seating. Located at The RWJ Community Education Room, 100 Kirkpatrick Street - 2nd Floor , New Brunswick NJ 08901. The entrance to the parking deck is on Paterson Street, immediately at the corner of Joyce Kilmer Ave. & Paterson St.
Tuesday, August 23, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented by Suruchi Saini, Holistic Bonfire. This workshop provides tips and skills to manage daily challenges with ease and improved self-control. A 20-minute meditation and muscle relaxation session will be followed by a question and answer segment. Learn how to relieve stress, mood swings, anxiety, and depression-related symptoms. Please feel free to bring specific questions. Suruchi Sainiis a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP.) She has been conducting workshops and seminars on holistic living, mindfulness and self-development for over ten years. Light refreshments provided. Located at First Memorial Presbyterian Church, 51 W. Blackwell Street, Dover. Registration suggested. For more information, please call the Family Partners office at (973) 940-3194 or register online at:
Caregivers Conference in Warren County
Saturday, September 10, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Free Events for Family Caregivers
United Way Caregivers Coalition has launched a regional conference series to help unpaid family caregivers navigate the challenges they often face in this important role. The fall 2016 series will help individuals manage the physical, emotional, and financial stress that caregiving can bring. A light complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Presentation Topics: Empowering Caregivers of Loved Ones with Disabilities - Presented by Lorraine
D’Sylva-Lee, Rutgers-UBHC Behavioral Research & Training Institute; Debunking Hospice Myths - Presented by Cecelia Clayton, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice; Caregiving across the Lifespan Panel - Open discussion with experts on common issues faced when caring for loved ones who are aging or have disabilities or mental illness. Space is Limited - Register Today! Go to: https://secure.unitedwaynnj.org/2016CaregiversConferenceWarren to register online for this event. Fall series information is here: http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/CaregiversConferences Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Day of Hope,
Living Well with Parkinson’s
Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-12:45pm, registration 8:30am.
Located at Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit. For questions or inquiries, call Caroline Sabatino at 9088-522-5901.
United Way Caregivers Café
Thursday, September 29, 6 – 7:30 pm
The Café is a cozy evening...a time and place for caregivers to gather, unwind, and connect with one another. A light dinner is served. Located at Bentley Assisted Living, 3 Phillips Road in Branchville. Please RSVP by September 22nd. To reserve your spot or for questions, contact Robin Ennis at 973.993.1160, x305 or email Robin.Ennis@UnitedWayNNJ.org.
DISABILITIES/MENTAL HEALTH RELATED
Suicide Alertness for Everyone: SafeTALK
Saturday, August 6, 10:30 am – 2 pm
Three-hour training designed to teach participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and connect them with community suicide intervention resources. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide. The "safe" of safeTALK stands for "suicide alertness for everyone." The "TALK" letters represent actions that can be practiced to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe. The program is intended for anyone aged 15 and older and is beneficial for parents and other family members, school personnel, high school and college students, clergy, youth leaders, resident assistants, coaches, and any others who want to know what to say and do when someone they know or encounter seems to be contemplating suicide. The training will be limited to 30 participants, each of whom will receive a safeTALK resource book, a printed wallet card, access to a smartphone app of the TALK steps, stickers identifying the participant's willingness and ability to help, and a certificate. Brunch will be provided between 10:30 am and
11:00 am followed by the training. The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
Located at Family Partners Community Center, 67 Spring Street, Newton. For more information and to register, call the Family Partners office at 973-940-3194 or register online at:
NJ Resources for Families
Thursday, August 18, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented by Dawn Monaco, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network. Learn about the many resources available to NJ families of children with special needs. An overview of government agencies, educational programs, community service providers and disability-specific organizations, and information on how to access programs and services, will be provided. Detailed information about SPAN, NJ's federally funded Parent Training and Information Center will be shared. Registration suggested. Located at Family Partners Community Center, 67 Spring Street, Newton.
Light refreshments served. For more information, please call the Family Partners office at (973) 940-3194 or