Family Caregiver Workshops
Presented by Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, president of Flaherty Senior Consulting
Is it Normal Aging or Something Else?
September 7, 2019 - 9:30 to 11 a.m.
It can be hard to tell the difference between age-related changes in memory and early signs of dementia. Memory often changes as a person grows older, but memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a sign of dementia. In this workshop, participants will learn what is normal aging and what are warning signs of dementia.
Sponsored by CareMatrix and presented with Terese Jordan.
Are There Different Kinds of Dementia?
October 5, 2019 - 9:30 to 11 a.m.
This presentation is designed especially for family caregivers who are interested in learning about different types of dementia, including Alzheimers, Vascular, Frontal Lobe, and Lewy Body. The characteristics of each type and how to handle the symptoms in loved ones are explored.
Creating a Plan for Peace of Mind: Short Term and Long Term
November 2, 2019 - 9:30 to 11 a.m.
How can I plan, short or long term, with and for my loved one? What resources are available to make a safe plan? What respite options are good for my family situation? PACE and Medicaid information will be discussed.
Sponsored by Clare Senior Associates and presented with Nolan Clare.
All workshops will be held at the Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave. (enter via 72nd and Ames).
Register to Attend
Registration is required for each workshop. While there is no charge to attend, a free-will offering will be taken. To register, contact Sister Margaret at 402-951-3026 or email her.
What Are the Professionals Saying?
Walking through the Fire of Grief
Sept. 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
When one is experiencing grief, it often feels like a fire. Kay Buhrman, who worked in grief ministry for the Omaha Archdiocese, will talk about how, with God's help, people can journey through grief and experience joy again. Kay recently retired from pastoral ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Registration is required. Contact Sister Margaret at 402-951-3026 or email her.
Flaherty Consulting periodically offers programs presented by professionals in senior care. Following are topics that have been covered in the past. Watch for announcements about future events.
Update: Alzheimers Related Research at UNMC
Dr. Daniel Murman provided an update on Alzheimers related research at Nebraska Medicine.
Stress Management for Busy Family Caregivers
Dr. Steven Wengel, assistant vice chancellor for campus wellness for UNMC, explored stress management for family caregivers.
Caregiver Solutions Groups
What Is a Solutions Group?
The purpose of this gathering of caregivers is to take topics of the group’s choosing and receive input from the facilitator and individuals within in the group. Members of the group learn how to deal with different caregiver issues, obtain skills and knowledge, and engage in great discussions.
There are four active groups in the Omaha area, and each one meets at a different location:
The Servite Center of Compassion, 72nd and Ames Circle
First Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Church,14330 Eagle Run Drive
Second Tuesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 93rd and Dodge
Third Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, 4814 Oaks Lane
Fourth Saturday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Watch a video on the Servite Center of Compassion's Solutions Group.
For more information on the Solutions Groups, email Nancy Flaherty or call 402-312-9324.
Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, is available for private consultations with family caregivers to develop individual plans for loved ones at home.
As a certified dementia practitioner, she has a special interest and expertise in assisting caregivers of persons with dementia.
For an appointment, contact email Nancy Flaherty or call her at 402-312-9324.