The Classic Hosting New Middle-Late Stage Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group
If you are caring for someone in the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, you are not alone. Join other caregivers who understand what you are going through and benefit from a sharing of support, information, and education.
In cooperation with the Eau Claire County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), The Classic will be hosting a new monthly caregiver support group to be held on the last Wednesday of the month from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. For a listing of upcoming meeting dates, visit The Classic website at: //www.theclassichg.com/latest/events/.
Activities, social interaction, and snacks for your loved one living with dementia will be provided. Caregivers can bring their loved one to the main entrance at The Classic between 1:30-1:45 p.m. Caregivers will then separate into their own support group while loved ones will participate in activities led by The Classic staff. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the support group even if their loved one is not attending.
Registration is required by contacting the ADRC office at 715-839-4735.
More and more people today are choosing to pre-plan their own or a loved one’s funeral as an alternative to having others make the decisions for them.
As part of The Classic’s ongoing Savvy Seniors Series program, Funeral Director Randy Mundt, along with Pre-Needs Specialist Arnie Zimmerman from Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel and Cremation Society of Wisconsin, will present “Pre-Planning for Your Funeral” on Wednesday, April 4 from 3:45 to 5 p.m.
Randy and Arnie will explain how planning ahead for your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family as well — if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you, both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be. RSVP by Monday, April 2 by calling 715-839-0200.
Attendees at Wednesday’s “SAVVY SENIORS SERIES” presentation had a great opportunity to hear Eau Claire City Council member Kate Beaton share her insights about current events that have Council involvement.
As a reminder, the Savvy Seniors presentations will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at from 3:45 – 5 p.m. To see what other topics and sessions we have in store for 2018, visit our Current Events page on our website at: //www.theclassichg.com/latest/events/.