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Classes and Events

National Family Caregiver Month

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across our nation. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. We recognize the challenges you may face when your loved one needs caregiving around the clock. Remember, you are not alone on this journey—Called to Care and other programs are here to help. Please connect with others and receive guidance from experts to help you care for yourself and older adult loved ones. Call 410-550-1660 for more details. Join us for the following special events to encourage and educate caregivers and partners.

The Joy of Caregiving

Friday, November 5, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Loretta Woodward Veney is a motivational teacher and caregiver extraordinaire for her mother Doris who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. For National Family Caregiver Month Loretta will inspire caregivers to focus on their values and joyful practices to build outstanding caregiver experiences for their loved ones. Please join us. After registering in advance, you will receive a link to join the meeting.

Our Journey: Lived Experiences of Multicultural Family Caregivers

Friday, November, 12 to 1 p.m.

Lily Liu will share her lived experience as a family caregiver for her mother who has Parkinson's Disease and dementia. Lily immigrated to the United States as a child and is fluent in speaking Mandarin Chinese. Her perspective will give caregivers, health care professionals and community partners a greater understanding of the unique issues multicultural family caregivers face and the importance of seeking out information and resources to be empowered on the caregiving journey. After registering, you will receive a link to join the meeting.

Journey to Hope: A Free Virtual Conference for Caregivers

Saturday, November 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Learn about the connection between hearing loss and memory loss, how to manage the unexpected and have your questions answered by experts. Presented by the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Contact Andrea Nelson, RN MSN at anelso18@jhmi.edu or 410-550-7211.

Webinar Registration - Zoom

A Salute to Caregivers

Wednesday, November 17, 1 to 2 p.m.

Family caregivers are unsung heroines and heroes who selflessly support and care for loved ones, friends and neighbors. Join us for a special recognition program hosted by BDS Healthy Aging Networks, Baltimore City Health Department and Called to Care. Join by Zoom or dial in: 301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 827 3947 9263.

Ongoing Events

BDS Healthy Aging Networks

Every Wednesday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Interactive weekly sessions are filled with inspiration, exercise, interesting speakers and helpful resources for older adults. Join by Zoom or dial in: 1 301 715 8592. Meeting ID: 827 3947 9263.

For information contact Betsy Simon, bdsimon2020@gmail.com, 410-375-7504

Club Memory

First and Third Wednesdays, 2 to 3 p.m.

A stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer's, mild cognitive impairment or other forms of dementia, and their spouses, partners and caregivers. The Club meets virtually. For questions or to RSVP, contact Andrea Nelson, RN at anelso18@jhmi.edu.

COVID-19 Community Partners Call

Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn about the latest updates on COVID-19 and vaccine safety. Join by Zoom or join by phone at 301-715-8592. For information, call 410-550-1118. Hosted by Healthy Community Partnership and Medicine for the Greater Good.

Dementia Friendly Information Session

First Tuesday, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Group session to raise awareness about dementia and how to support those living with dementia and their care partners. Contact Emily Kearns 410-887-4751 or email dementiafriendly@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Support Groups

Anne Arundel County: contact Mary Chaput via email or 410-222-4339, or visit Anne Arundel County's website.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center/Hopkins Elder Plus: contact Tiffany Williams via email or 410-550-8093.

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