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The Friendship Centers have become an incredible community resource and the programs below are just in one area, caregiving. There's something going on every day at every location!
The following courses will be offered through the Friendship Centers' Venice Caregiver Resource Center (2350 Scenic Drive) in August.
REFLEXOLOGY - FOOT MASSAGE
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Do you have aches and pains because of tension and worry? Reflexology can relieve stress and tension within the body. Join Dorothy Kellum, LMT for your FREE 25 minute session.
ABC CLASS (ALZHEIMER’S BASIC COURSE)
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
Caregiver Resource Center Presented by Katie Scott, Program Specialist Alzheimer’s Association. This educational program is a must for individuals caring for a loved one with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a Dementia related disease.
MIND SET CLASSES A series of five classes designed to help individuals and care partners manage early state memory loss. Based on research by Dr. David Loewenstein, classes offer skills that help exercise the brain, create healthy habits, and improve communication. Classes are forming, please contact Jane Van Emburgh at 584-0071 to see if you would benefit. Program Fee is $25 per person.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS Powerful Tools is a highly interactive educational series for family caregivers developed by Legacy Health System. Attendees are expected to attend all six sessions. The fee for all 6 two and ½ hour sessions is $60. Classes are forming, please contact Jane Van Emburgh at 584-0071.
VENICE CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER OFF SEASON NEW HOURS:
• Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. , our Center will be staffed with our professional staff /volunteers and will be available for caregiver consultations. We encourage calling ahead for appointments so we can serve requests.
• Tuesday and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. , our Center staff will be in the classroom but they will be available by appointment and scheduled appointments.