Connect with others, stay informed on new resources, learn caregiving skills, and receive a boost to your wellbeing. Events are virtual and free. Register in advance; meeting details will be sent to you by email upon completion of your registration.
Call 410-550-1660 if you need assistance.
COVID-19 Community Update
Every Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Weekly conference calls to hear experts present current COVID-19 updates and address community concerns. Hosted by Medicine for the Greater Good and Healthy Community Partnership at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Call 888-651-5908; Participant code: 3569812. For more information, call 410-550-1118.
Wednesday, March 31 and April 28, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Engaging telephone session to focus on caregiver well-being, problem solving, resources and sharing stories. Join the Called to Care team for an uplifting hour with a caring circle of support. To join, call (888)-651-5908; Participant Code: 3569812#
COVID-19 and Alzheimer's: Tips for the Caregiver
Tuesday, April 6, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Social isolation and social distancing has placed individuals living with dementia and their caregivers at greater risk of anxiety, depression, and other psychological symptoms. Join us for a live webinar as we explore the impact of COVID-19 on caregiving and provide helpful information for meeting the needs of someone with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will offer tips and resources not only for caregivers in the home, but also for those with loved ones in nursing care facilities.
Dementia and Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Tuesdays, April 6 through May 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Evidenced-based program for those caring for a loved one with dementia. Sessions focus on self-care, making tough caregiving decisions and accessing community resources. Presented by Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence. To register, email Penny Tilghman.
Medicine and Vaccine Safety During the Pandemic: Putting your plan into action
Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
During this session, Dr. Chanel Whittaker and Dr. Sierra Simpkins will review principles of medicine and vaccine safety for older adults, caregivers and care team. This includes having a wellness plan to manage your medicines, avoid side effects and decide which vaccines are right for you. Learn how to create an action plan to help you make good choices to protect your health during the pandemic and beyond.
Nature Memory-Making for Caregivers and Care Recipients
Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:00 am to 12:00 PM
Cromwell Valley Park Nature Center
2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd
Parkville, MD 21234
Join in a back- to-nature program in the park. Ranger-led activities include banjo music, seed planting and meeting feathered friends. Participants will stay at their same picnic table within their pod as sensory stations rotate to them – social distancing and mask wearing required. Consider bringing a lunch to linger after the program. Hosted by Cromwell Valley Park in collaboration with Dementia Friendly Baltimore County/Department of Aging & Towson University Department of Occupational Therapy. Note: In the event of rain, program will be located in large open barn.
To RSVP contact Emily Kearns at email@example.com or call 410-887-4751.
The Joy of Creative Engagement for Caregivers
Wednesdays at 11 a.m. from April 28 to May 26
This program includes creative engagement as self care; creative engagement as tools for caregiving; guidance on how to use music and story telling for stress management and joy of life with the person you care for!
Healthy at Home: 8 Strategies for Caregivers
Thursday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dr. Kendra Heatwole Shank of Towson University will present strategies for creating in-home engagement activities that caregivers and providers can use to combat social isolation, stimulate the mind and keep loved ones active.
These sessions are offered through a partnership with Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Called to Care, Maryland Commission on Caregiving, Hopkins Elder Plus and other valued program partners.