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Classes and Events

Caregiver Cafés

These monthly sessions will offer a time of respite and restoration-- a time to share and support one another; to learn from resource experts who address key aspects of caregiving and well-being; and to engage in solution-oriented approaches to challenging issues.  Members of the Called to Care team, physicians, chaplains and social workers will be among this supportive circle to care for you.  Please join us.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Soul Center at Beth El Congregation
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208

For more information or to register, contact rachels@bethelbal.com or 410-484-0411 ext. 1103.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Burton Pavilion, Andrew Conference Room
Johns Hopkins Bayview campus
5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224

For more information, call 410-550-1660. No registration is required.

Caregiver 101

Caregiver 101 is a program that brings caregivers and health care professionals together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of each other’s perspectives on caregiving.
The seven-week course is offered at Johns Hopkins Bayview and covers the following topics:

  • What it means to be a caregiver
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Building cooperative relationships
  • Long-term care planning
  • Preventing and solving problems
  • Accessing and developing resources
  • Home safety and fall prevention

The next Caregiver 101 course is scheduled for April 30 through June 11 (every Thursday) from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus. To register for upcoming classes or for more information, contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or kmonson1@jhmi.edu.

Lunch and Learn

Learn what to look for in selecting an assisted living facility, how to advocate for quality care for your loved one, and finding assistance for handling issues. Presenter: Mary Ann Brennan, Baltimore City Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Baltimore City Health Department, Office of Aging & Care Services. Lunch will be provided.

When a Loved One Needs Care: What You Should Know About Long-Term Care Facilities
Thursday,  February 14, 2019, 12 to 1 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Francis X. Knott Conference Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

RSVP by February 11 to 410-550-1660 or lstewa27@jhmi.edu.

Community Events

  • Club Memory
    A stigma-free social club for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers.
    March 5 through April 2, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    FSK Pavilion, Medicine Education Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Powerful tools for Caregivers
    Classes offer caregivers opportunities to explore a variety of self-care tools in a supportive environment. $30 fee to cover materials.
    March 19 through April 23 (Tuesdays), 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Elkridge 50+ Center
    6540 Washington Blvd.
    Elkridge MD 21075
  • Powerful tools for Caregivers
    Classes offer caregivers opportunities to explore a variety of self-care tools in a supportive environment. $30 fee to cover materials. 
    March 28 through May 2 (Thursdays), 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
    Office on Aging and Independence 
    9830 Patuxent Woods Drive 
    Columbia, MD 21046.

    For more information or to register, call 410-313-5955 or e-mail kwehr@howardcountymd.gov
  • Caregivers Mini Conference
    Learn strategies for successful caregiving to overcome barriers in caring for those with dementia or mental health illnesses.
    Saturday, April 6, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Bykota Senior Center
    611 Central Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
  • Alzheimer’s Association Annual Spring Dementia Conference
    Friday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Baltimore Sheraton North Hotel
    903 Delaney Valley Road
    Towson, MD 21204.

    For more information or to register, call 410-561-1337
  • Baltimore City Health Department’s Annual Family Caregivers Conference
    Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m. 
    Morgan State University
    4307 Hillen Road, 2nd floor
    ​Baltimore, MD 21251

    Registration will open in April for more information, call 410-396-1337