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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, April 18, 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
2 to 4 p.m.

The Fleming Senior Center
641 Main Street
Baltimore, MD 21222

For more information, call 410-550-1660 or 410-887-7725. No registration is required.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 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

  • Horticulture and Nature Connection for Caregivers
    Thursday, May 2, 2019
    12 noon to 1 p.m.
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Asthma and Allergy Center, Norman Library
    5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21224
     

    Spring into caregiving by exploring how to integrate horticulture and  nature connection into everyday activities. Jake Ifshin, of Everybody Grows, will discuss strategies to engage caregivers and care recipients with nature including aromatherapy, herbal tea-making, and low  maintenance techniques to cultivate plants indoors. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by April 29 to 410-550-1660 or lstewa27@jhmi.edu.
    For more information, please see this flyer.

Community Events

  • 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

    For more information, call 410-396-1337