WARSAW — The following educational series for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia will be held at the Parkview YMCA, located at 1305 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. The classes will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
Patty Piechocki will demonstrate how to successfully interact with those “Busy Minds and Hands.” Patty Piechocki is the Program Director of the Institute for Excellence in Memory Care- an extension of services provided by Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana- a program powered by REAL Services. Piechocki is a certified therapeutic recreational specialist who has worked in the memory care field for over 24 years. Piechocki received her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation from Indiana University- Bloomington, receiving several honorary distinctions. Piechocki is certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification; the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as a Certified Dementia Care Partner, is an Expressive Arts in Long Term Care Train the Trainer through the University of Indianapolis, and holds the designation of a qualified memory care practitioner.
Christine Cracknell of Heartland Hospice will help caregivers learn to “Take a Deep Breath and Take Care of Yourself”
Marlies Selent-West of Goshen Home Medical will discuss “Creating a Safe Haven.”
Megan Rogers of REAL Services will discuss “Aging in Place vs. Alternative Placement.”
Attorney Christopher Pottratz of Warrick & Boyn, LLP, will share options for “Keeping it all Legal.”
There is no charge to attend. The series will focus on making sure caregivers have the tools needed to succeed while caring for a loved one. RSVP to (574) 232-4121.
This series made possible by a grant from the K21 Foundation.