Health and Human Services Agency



The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Family Caregiver Support Program is pleased to present a free "Aging & Caregiver" educational series in Placerville. The educational series will be held January 17, 24, and 31, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville. The series will provide instruction and support for people who care for or plan to care for an aging family member or friend. The series topics will include:

  • January 17, 2017Caring for the Caregiver: Mindful Self Care: “Just take time for yourself” is advice we all get from well-meaning friends and family for those of us living with the demands of caring for a loved one. But how do we “take time” and find respite when it feels there is no time and we are unable to get away? This presentation will explore various resources for finding solace and respite.
  • January 24, 2017Effective Communication: Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
  • January 31, 2017Get Healthy, Be Well: Minimize Poor Health and Hospitalization Risk: The medical care delivery system is changing the way it provides care.  Learn how to optimize your health and wellness by making healthy lifestyle choices and minimizing side effects of prescription medications. Increase your knowledge about healthy aging, overall health, and dementia risks.

The Aging and Caregiver educational series will be presented by local experts in their respected fields. Participates may attend one or all of the classes. The classes are free, although donations are accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The series is offered as an educational opportunity only; no solicitation of services will be presented.

Advanced registration is requested but not required for the series. Please call (530) 621-6192 or (530) 621-6151 to register or for questions. For information about additional services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit


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