Realistic Tips and Ideas for Caregivers
February 2016
 The Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central promotes and supports the advancement of skills, good health, and resilience of caregivers for older adults.
   
Shepherd's Center Central is a not-for-profit community-based organization that empowers mid-life and older adults to live healthy, engaged and independent lives.
   
www.sccentral.org   816-444-1122
How Should I Care for Myself, 
as a Caregiver?
By 
As a caregiver, you have a higher risk for health and emotional problems. That's because caregivers are less likely to attend to their own health by eating a healthy diet, getting physical activity and treating physical and emotional problems. It may feel like your first responsibility is to your loved one, but it's really to yourself. Learn to organize your duties as a caregiver. Find the time to take care of your own health. It will help you do a better job for your loved one.  

READ MORE and get tips for caregivers success, how to care for your physical and emotional health. CLICK HERE
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This Month's Tip

Caring for the elderly: Dealing with resistance
By Mayo Clinic Staff

One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn't want or resists help? Understand why resistance to care might develop and strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly.

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Remember...The Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central is here to help anyone who is concerned about an aging parent, loved one, neighbor, or friend who needs referrals to resources, care planning, practical advice, guidance in balancing work and family, or stress relief. 
 
The Kansas City Caregiver Support Line provides resources and referrals for caregivers of older adults. Call 816-444-1122
 
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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, February 2, 2016 through March 8, 2016
Jackson County
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Truman Medical Center, 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64108
Conference Rooms 3 and 4
Register by calling Raquel Garcia at 816-404-3560

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Heart of a Veteran - Free Dinner
4:00 to 6:00 PM. Networking and registration will be from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
Healthcare Resorts at 7600 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kansas 66214.
This one hour CEU describes how to honor veterans' preferences for care at the end of life and how to provide them with respect, recognition, comfort and compassion. Other areas that will be discussed include statistics, the different cultures of wars and their impact, how forgiveness impacts many veterans, caregiver issues and services available for veterans and their families.
Presented by: Cora Webster, Director of Market Development, Vitas Healthcare
Please RVSP to Stephanie Zacharias by phone, 816.935.5695 or by email, Stephanie.Zacharias@vitas.com
 
Thursdays, February 4, 2016 through March 10, 2016
Cass County
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cass County Career Center, 1600 East Elm Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Register with Holly Jay at jayh@missouri.edu, at 816-380-8461

Fridays, February 5, 2016 through March 11, 2016
Clay County
DIABETES Self-Management Program
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Kansas City Guidance Center, 215 N.E. Englewood Road, Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64118
Creekwood Commons
Register with Kim Nelson at Knelson1@humana.com or by phone at 816-459-7776

Fridays, February 12, 2016 through March 18, 201
Jackson County
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Villa Ventura, 12100 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Register by calling Marcia Hines at 816-941-0525
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
COPD: The Disease
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Landon Center on Aging, 3599 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103
Presented by Cora Webster, LNHA, MBA
Director of Market Development
RSVP by February 16, 2016
Sharon Culclager 816-810-5389 or sharon.culclager@VITAS.com
This CE is good for one hour of continuing education for nurses and social workers.
 
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Topic: Let's Fall in Love - Again
1:00pm -2:00pm
Free and open to community
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115th St, Leawood, KS 66211
Speaker: Sally King, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW
Come learn about the latest research and advice regarding aging and romance -- debunking ageist myths that one's romantic and sex life dwindles as we age! Believe it or not, more older adults are finding love than ever - even marriage - when they're over age sixty-five. This lively, humorous and informative talk will touch on the emotional, physical, and social needs of older adults and why romantic and platonic (re)connections are essential for quality and quantity of life. This talk is ideal for Kansas City area older adults (and their adult children!) who are widowed, divorced, married, or single and interested to know the truth about romance and aging and how to cultivate connection no matter what your circumstance is.
To reserve spot: 913-327-8044
Sponsored by Jewish Family Services Older Adult Initiatives
 
Thursday, Febrary 25, 2016
Southland Professionals in Aging Meeting
Topic: 6 Keys to Healthy Aging - How to Encourage your Seniors to Stay Mentally Strong Despite Setbacks
2:30pm-4:00pm
Park Meadows Senior Living, 5901 W. 107th St., Overland Park, KS 66211
1 Free CEU for social workers
Speaker: Sally King, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW
For more info: contact Lynn at 913-620-5625 RSVPs not needed.
 
Friday February 26, 2016
Hoarding: Buried Alive - 6 Diagnosis CEUs
8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Johnson County Community College
Instructor: Sally King, LCSW
This course provides back to basics information about the symptoms and diagnosis of compulsive hoarding as outlined by the DSM-5. How to understand these behaviors, the latest research on hoarding, and the emotional attachments and beliefs about possessions that can trigger hoarding will be covered. Methods for assessing the severity of the hoarding problem and its associated mood and thought patterns are covered. Effective strategies for how individuals and communities can successfully intervene, while still honoring the dignity of the individual will be addressed. This course meets the KBSRB for DSM-5 diagnosis and treatment. RNs, LPNs, social workers, LPCs and LCPCS will earn 6 contact hours. ACHAs will earn 6 (RC).
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Making a difference in the lives of those we care for
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Landon Center on Aging, 3599 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103
Presented byCora Webster, LNHA, MBA
Director of Market Development
This CE program is good for two hours of continuing education for nurses and social workers.
RSVP by March 15, 2016
Sharon Culclager 816-810-5389 or sharon.culclager@VITAS.com
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Making a difference in the lives of those we care for
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Piper, 2300 N. 113th Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109
Presented by Cora Webster, LNHA, MBA
Director of Market Development
This CE program is good for one continuing education hour for nurses and social workers.
RSVP by April 5, 2016
Tiffany Clair 913-948-4982 or tiffany.howell-clair@VITAS.com
 
Consider a Planned Gift. Please donate. 

Please consider making a charitable bequest to Shepherd's Center of Kansas City Central in your will. Legacy gifts provide future support for charity. Any individual, at any time, can create a legacy gift. It can be as easy as naming a charity on the beneficiary form of a savings, checking or pension account, or through a more complex instrument such as a trust. 

To make a bequest to SCC, simply include these words in your will:
"I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas City Central, a
non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located in Kansas City,
MO, __% of my estate for general purposes."

To create a residual charitable bequest, use these words:
"All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both
real and personal, I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas
City Central, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located
in Kansas City, MO, for its general purposes." 

Visit us at www.sccentral.org. Call us at 816-444-1121.
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