Listed below are a few of our upcoming events. Please take a look at our Event Calendar for a full listing!
Enhancing Communication with a Loved One
Communication often becomes difficult as dementia progresses. Learn skills that can help ease the frustration and lead to successful interactions.
Making Spirits Bright: Joyful Visits & Gifting for Your Loved One with Dementia
The holiday season is a time for family togetherness and heartwarming moments. But, if you’re a caregiver or loved one of an individual with dementia, it can be overwhelming or difficult to know how to make the most of celebrations and gatherings.
Whether your loved one is living at home or at a senior care community, Melissa Long will share expert advice, resources and ideas to help make holiday visits joyful and less stressful for all. She will share steps you can take to include your loved one to the greatest degree possible and will discuss:
•Strategies to improve connection
•How to draw from past traditions to create moments of pleasure
•Recognizing and responding to signs of distress or fatigue
•Self-care for caregivers
The event includes an interactive demonstration of the latest and greatest in gifts for loved ones with dementia. Attendees will be able to try out these gifts firsthand.
Navigating the Holidays with Your Loved One with Dementia
The holiday season is a time of new and old traditions, and sharing in the joy and togetherness of spending time with friends and family. But for families whose loved ones are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming; and for family caregivers, oftentimes difficult to remember the joy that holidays can bring.
Kensington Senior Living is thrilled to partner with our panel of caregiver coaches and experts: Lisa Bricker, Elder Care Consultant; Melissa Long, Director of Education and Support at Insight Memory Care Center; and Monica Moore, Community Health Program Manager for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research & Care. From purposeful gift ideas to creative, meaningful ways to spend time together, our experts will discuss how to adapt while caring for your loved one; and new ways to find joy in the wonderfulness of the season.
Meditation for Care Partners
As busy care partners, it’s hard to find time to focus on your own health and well-being - especially when you’re navigating your caregiver journey. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of each month as we make time for ourselves!
Guided meditation sessions for mind and body can help you:
- Observe yourself comfortably with peace of mind,
- Release your stress, worries, and negativity,
- Connect your mind and body together for energy and power,
- Stimulate your creativity and focus,
- Enjoy more insight and optimism, and
- Relax and sleep better!
No previous experience is required! Join us to develop a better ability to relax, focus, and find peace of mind as you navigate your caregiving journey with dementia.
Learn the basics of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. While not everyone travels the same path, come and learn about the general stages to help you anticipate future changes.
This program is presented by the Insight Memory Care Team at the Hollin Hall Senior Center.