Special One Day Class for Dementia Caregivers

Friday April 28, 2017 | Family Caregiver Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Association present:

There Must Be a Better Way Than This!


At this class, you’ll learn tips and strategies for understanding and communicating with someone affected by dementia. You’ll also learn:
 How to handle difficult behaviors
 How dementia affects a person’s ability to understand and communicate
 How to feel more confident in your caregiving role

DATES/TIME: Friday April 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Alzheimer’s Association
4340 Redwood Highway
Suite F138
San Rafael, CA 94903


Amanda Hartrey, LMFT, Family Consultant
Family Caregiver Alliance

TO REGISTER: Contact Amanda Hartrey at 415-434-3388 ext. 334. Feel free to leave a message with your name, number, and the name of this workshop. Pre-registration is required. Group size is limited and please let us know if you have a disability and require assistance. We regret to inform you that we are unable to accommodate professional caregivers at this event.

To download the flyer, click here.


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AAI Trains Front Line Staff Who Help Elderly

June 29, 2016 | The AAI Information & Assistance Workgroup held its third Inform & Connect workshop. The workshops focus on training for front line staff who help elderly. The goal is to educate and support help-desk, information hotline, and other front-line volunteers or staff specifically tasked to provide clients with information about programs and services available throughout the county.

The workshop was created for those who help older adults access resource referral information

The free, daylong training was designed so that attendees make connections and build relationships with professional colleagues, improve their skills through exploring several case studies, and enhance their services to the community.

The following is a list of topics discussed, the presenters, and links to any presentation materials:

  • Transportation, Jon Gaffney from Marin Transit
  • Housing, Leslie Klor from Episcopal Senior Community
  • Financial Abuse, Dr. Johanna T. Gomez, Attorney
  • Attendant Care, Lynn von der Werth MSW from Sutter Care at Home
  • Mental Health, Jenny Bates LCSW from Marin County Access Team
  • Nutrition, Veronica Arellano from CalFresh and Irene Garcia from SF-Marin Foodbank
  • Staying Connected, Teresa Ehteshami from Margaret Todd Senior Center, Jean Gunn from Novato Marin Village, and Scott Quinn from Marin Interfaith Council
  • Taking Care, Dave Martin from Oncology Support Services at Kaiser Permanente

Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MARINSPACE, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us on Facebook.

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Detect & Connect: Train the Trainer

Thursday July 28, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Facilitator Training Workshop |

A free, 2-hour facilitator training to learn how to conduct a Detect & Connect workshop. Detect & Connect helps people recognize concerning behaviors, connect compassionately with older adults and connect individuals with resources.

Who Should Attend
Our first Train the Trainer is open to those who:

  • Participated in one of the first two Detect & Connect workshops,
  • Are involved with the Aging Action Initiative’s Mental Health and Dementia Workgroup, or
  • Were referred to the workshop and have mental health training

This workshop was created and produced by the members of the Aging Action Initiative Mental Health and Dementia Workgroup. Join us for this great opportunity!

Register here or call 415-456-9062

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About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through public education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MARINSPACE.

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