Valley Area Agency on Aging to host Dementia workshop

FLINT, Michigan — Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) is hosting a free workshop to help caregivers manage mealtime and behavior changes in Dementia patients.

The VAAA event will provide effective communication and problem-solving techniques taught by Jeannette Brunetti, Registered Dietician, and Jennifer Joyner, Certified Dementia Practitioner from Valley Area Agency on Aging. 

Individuals will also learn self-care for caregivers, cognitive changes and effective eating and nutrition habits, understanding why difficult behaviors occur with Dementia, hands-on problem-solving techniques for mealtime set-up, effective communication, and analyzing individual behaviors.  The workshop will be held on three different days:

June 24, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Imlay City Senior Center in Imlay, MI. RSVP to (810) 724-6030.

July 25, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Grand Blanc Service Center in Grand Blanc, MI. RSVP to (810) 695-3202.

Aug. 12, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Owosso Senior Center in Owosso, MI. RSVP to (989) 723-8875.

Gray Matters is produced in partnership with Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) and focuses on our aging population and the people who care for them.
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