Family Caregiver Workshops
Presented by Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, president of Flaherty Senior Consulting
Creating a Plan for Peace of Mind: Short Term and Long Term
Saturday, April 4, 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 Advisors and presented with Nolan Clare.
Are There Different Kinds of Dementia?
Saturday, May 2, 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.
Sponsored by Care Consultants for the Aging and presented with Gayleen Bradley.
All sessions will be held at the Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave. (enter via 72nd and Ames)
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required for each workshop. To register, contact Sister Margaret Stratman at 402.951.3026 or email her.
What Are the Professionals Saying?
Flaherty Consulting periodically offers programs presented by professionals in senior care. Upcoming presentations include:
Saturday, March 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Faith Westwood United Methodist Church
4814 Oaks Lane, Omaha, Neb.
Join Dave S. Conrad, business office veterans outreach specialist,
for a presentation that will:
Educate veterans about what healthcare benefits are available.
Help determine veteran’s eligibility for healthcare.
Assist veterans with the registration process.
Assist veterans with obtaining appointments.
There is no charge to attend this presentation, but registration is required. To register, email Nancy or call 402-312-9324.
Following are topics that have been covered in the past. Watch for announcements about future events.
Walking through the Fire of Grief
Kay Buhrman, who worked in grief ministry for the Omaha Archdiocese, talked about how, with God's help, people can journey through grief and experience joy again.
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.