Family Caregiver University

Family Caregiver UniversityCaregiving can be both rewarding and challenging.

Many times individuals are thrown into this role with no training and, often, no support.

Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. Sign up for one or more classes listed below. All classes are taught by community experts and are open to individuals providing care to their family members.

Class Details:

$5 suggested fee per class (payable at the door) All Classes Held: 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Questions and More Information About Specific Classes

616-222-7032 —

Registration Required — Call 616-222-7032 or email:  (Registration not complete until confirmation message received)

Summer Semester

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — Caregiving Basics: Bathing and Personal Care

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 — Stay safe! Fall prevention and Home Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 — Dementia: How to Understand It and Handle It Better

Fall Semester

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — First Aid 101: for the Non-Medically Minded

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — Elder Abuse Isn’t Just Physical: How to Protect from Financial and Emotional Abuse

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — Finding Calm as a Caregiver *Class will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.