Ivy Tech Kokomo offers free dementia care support program July 21, 2023

Last Updated on July 18, 2023 by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area

KOKOMO, Ind. – The Dementia Care Program at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo is presenting a free event Friday, July 21, titled “Guiding Light: Supporting Family Caregivers on the Dementia Journey.” The two-hour program is open without charge to anyone interested or involved in care of people living with dementia.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to noon in Room H812 of the Health Professions Center at 1901 E. Morgan St.

“This is designed to be a compassionate event dedicated to providing resources, education, and support for family caregivers of individuals living with dementia,” said program chair Faith Weesner. “We aim to create an atmosphere of warmth, understanding, and empowerment, illuminating the path for caregivers as they navigate the challenges and joys of caregiving.”

Speakers will be on hand to offer practical advice for family caregivers and to teach effective techniques for managing caregivers’ stress and maintaining emotional well-being. Participants will explore approaches to maintain meaningful connections with loved ones with dementia and learn about local organizations, support services and community resources specializing in dementia care.

“We want caregivers to leave with a renewed sense of purpose, strength and community,” Weesner said.

For more information on this event or Ivy Tech Kokomo’s Dementia Care Program, contact Faith Weesner, RN, at 765-513-7932.

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