Monday, June 10, 2019

Care for the Caregiver Event, June 15 - update and schedule

We are just a few days away from Montgomery County's Care for the Caregiver Event. 
Click here for program schedule


Saturday June 15, 10am-4pm 
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring

We know your time is valuable, so have designed an event filled with: welcoming presentations and uplifting community conversations with experts who have extensive knowledge of support and resources for family/friend unpaid caregivers. For the Resource Fair we have recruited local non-profit organizations that provide caregivers with practical hands-on help. The day will end with a Listening Session – inviting caregivers to share their needs and wants.

You are welcome to attend for a few hours or the whole day!
Our VIP guest is County Executive Marc Elrich – joining us for the 2.45pm Listening Session

As part of the Community Conversations:
  • The Smithsonian Museum will feature its groundbreaking SEE ME program for caregivers and their loved ones with Dementia.
  • Connect with Respite Care that provides support and peace of mind for family/friend caregivers who live with a loved one.
  • Hear about health care support available in faith communities.
  • Discover how to keep your loved-one living at home and ensure they stay physically and mentally healthy.
  • Learn about adult medical day care that offers reliable and affordable support for frail loved ones still living at home. 
The County’s Minority Healthy Initiatives present: 
  • Asian American Health Initiative, Loneliness and Social Isolation in Asian American older adults. This session will include the launch of its 5th social novel, devoted to caregivers and social isolation, translated into English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Hindi. 
  • Latino Health Initiative, Healthy Me – Caring for You, for Spanish speakers. This interactive workshop will inspire caregivers to keep fit, maintaining their health and wellness. 
  • African American Health program, Self-care: Alleviating Stress and Giving Back to Yourself, focusing love of self, delicious food choices for everyday eating and pathways to avoid unique health risks. 
The Resource Fair has secured two affordable housing repair non-profits that seek new clients to support; GROWS will help caregivers gather information about their eldercare members; the County’s Recreation, Aging and Disability Services and Transportation are attending ready to connect caregivers with County supports; for caregivers whose loved one is dealing with emotional/mental health challenges we have two local nonprofit provider organizations. Learn how your loved one can stay at home and you can receive support through Respite Care, pick up new Montgomery County specific Caregiver publications in multiple languages (no-cost) and discover what life long learning opportunities are available throughout the County. For the LGBTQIA+ community our team of advisers present a collection of regional health and well-being supports.
  • The Care for the Caregiver event coincides with the Silver Spring Farmers Market, 9am-1pm. Perfect to pick up healthy snacks, meal and produce, (it’s OK to bring these into event) 
  • FREE parking, opposite the Civic Building, Town Square Garage, 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910

We encourage everyone to register so we can stay connected.

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Click here for the full schedule








Saturday, June 1, 2019

Care for the Caregiver Event - Saturday June 15

Saturday June 15, 2019
10.00am - 4pm

Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring

This FREE event will INSPIRE, EDUCATE, MOTIVATE

We have designed this day especially for unpaid family/friend caregivers. By attending you will increase awareness of caregiver’s supports, health and wellness programs and lifelong engagement available in Montgomery County. In addition, the Listening Session will allow caregivers opportunity to share their needs with stakeholders.



Attend and learn how to maintain well-being through support, community connections and education programs. Event highlights include:
  • Interactive sessions designed for family/friend unpaid caregivers. Attend and learn how to maintain well-being through support, community connections and education programs.
  • Stimulating information presentations that welcome caregiver questions.
  • Unique caregiver conversations with the County's African, Latino and Asian American health programs.
  • Networking and support for LGBTQIA+ care partners.
  • Information Resource Fair featuring (free or low cost) supports available for unpaid caregivers.
  • Listening Session inviting unpaid caregivers to share their needs associated with caring for a loved-on at home.

Click here to Register

(We will keep you up to date via email with presenters, VIP's and program details)

A Guide to Caregiver Supports - in Montgomery County - new publication

Montgomery County Cares about Caregivers

Caregivers are a vital part of the community - they are unpaid family, friends, partners, colleagues, neighbors, members of faith communities and volunteers. Research has proven when caregivers receive support, they can better maintain their own health and be more effective as a care partner.

Montgomery County's Caregiver Support Program's "A Guide to Caregiver Supports - in Montgomery County",  presents a range of practical resources for caregivers. County and community-based services are available to help caregivers, these include: support groups; in-home assistance; relief with day to day chores; enrichment activities; education and connection with other caregivers.

Life Long Learning with Live and Learn Bethesda


Live & Learn Bethesda is a non-profit organization that provides classes to the community—and that community includes folks from all over! You don’t have to live in the Bethesda, Md., area to partake in their wide range of program content. Live & Learn seems to really be dedicated to educating and enriching the community.

Through interesting, informative and stimulating classes for people of all ages. Lifelong learning is for families, neighbors and friends and a terrific opportunity to make connections, share interests, and enrich themselves in a wide variety of classes.

Click here to visit their website

OASIS - Spring and Summer 2019 Lifelong Learning classes


It's time to register for Spring and Summer 2019 classes with OASIS

Are you retired and looking for ways to get involved in the community? Join us for exciting classes and volunteer opportunities. From history to yoga to music and more, it's your time for a new adventure with Washington Metro Oasis.

Click here to visit the OASIS webite