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Dementia Capable Care

A Professional Webinar Presentation

Sep 16, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Do you provide care for someone living with dementia? If so, this informative webinar session is a great way to learn more about dementia and how to best care for your loved ones living with dementia. Our partners at Elderwerks are providing this professional series for anyone interested in obtaining CPI certification and/or for anyone interested in learning best practices of care for their loved ones.

In this course you will learn:

~ Understanding dementia

~ Effectively communicating with individuals with dementia

~ Assisting individuals with dementia in performing activities of daily living

~ Problem solving with individuals with dementia who exhibit challenging behavior

~ Fundamentals of dementia care

~ Safe environments

~ Managing the activities of individuals with dementia

Session One- An online video session to complete at your leisure. CPI offers a certificate of completion for this portion. Must be completed at least a week prior to session two.

Session Two- Due to COVID-19 this class is virtual. Enroll for Session two when you enroll for Session one.

Maximum 12 per class

Once both sessions are complete, you will receive a certificate of completion and 4 CE Credits for the virtual session.

Enrollment begins June 14th and closes August 18th at 4:00 PM

Session One Video Session

Information for accessing the video modules will be emailed about 4 weeks prior to Session 2.

Session 2 Virtual/Live Sessionvia Zoom

September 16th – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

$125.00 fee includes videos/virtual education, workbook, postage, and a certificate of completion through CPI for the video portion. In addition, Elderwerks will provide 4 CE credits to Illinois RNs, SW, Professional Counselors & Nursing Home Administrators for the Virtual/Live Session. Payment is non-refundable.

**You must read important class information here before registering: CLICK HERE**

This program meets IDPH Guidelines for Dementia training

See Guidelines HERE


Connecting with People with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Presented by: Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lake in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association

We are very excited about our upcoming virtual event, “Effective Communication Strategies” hosted in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association! In this free event, you can learn from a panel of experts at the Alzheimer’s Association about how to effectively communicate with your loved ones who are living with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.

One of the most common challenges faced by the families and caregivers of people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease involves communication. Many people feel because a person living with Alzheimer’s Disease cannot communicate like they used to that communication, intimacy, and connection are impossible. However, this session shows us that while Alzheimer’s and Dementia will change the ways we communicate with our loved ones, it does not necessitate a loss of intimacy and connection. This session will give us techniques and strategies for effective communication that can facilitate intimacy and connection with our loved ones living with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Dementia.

If this event is something you or someone you know may be interested in, register here! Or call Homewatch CareGivers of Crystal Lake at 815.459.1502 to learn more.

Click HERE for more information!


Elderwerks Aging Better Expo

Planning Your Future Today

August 9 through 13, 2021

(Previously, Elderwerks Annual Senior Fair)

Do you live in McHenry County and want to see what resources around aging are available for you where you live! This event is hosted by our friends at Elderwerks and should be a great time.

Are you looking for an opportunity to get in front of people again? Elderwerks Aging Better Expo gives you that opportunity.

Yes, we are virtually offering our Expo this year. BUT, new this year we have two viewing options for participants.

Attendees can watch all sessions on Elderwerks YouTube or Facebook Live pages. They will see all sponsors logos (upper level sponsorship) or a list of sponsors. They can also view all sponsors on our site.

Attendees also have the option to attend the Expo through Elderwerks Virtual World. This platform allows all attendees and sponsors to build an avatar, chat with attendees, sponsors, and speakers, visit the sponsors booths, and win lots of prizes.

If you are interested in a sponsorship, please register today. We appreciate your consideration of a sponsorship at the Annual Elderwerks Aging Better Expo. Please review the attached forms for detailed information. Contact Elderwerks at our Center in Palatine with additional questions 847-462-0885.

Thank you for your continued support.

Recordings from our Special Series with the Advocate Memory Care Team

Have you wanted to tune into some informational sessions about memory care but been unable to attend live events? No problem! These free events from our partners from the Advocate Memory Care Team are great ways to learn asynchronously and to build your knowledge and skills on your schedule!

Topic: Covid-19 & Caregiving

Topic: Dementia Conversations

Topic: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Topic: Effective Communication Strategies

Topic: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse

June 24, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Being able to identify and report elder abuse can be an overwhelming and difficult thing. That’s why our friends at Elderwerks are here for you to offer some practical advice. If you live in Crystal Lake, McHerny, Barrington, Lake Zurich or in the area this event is for you!

IDPH regulations request anyone who works with older adults in any setting must annually complete training on this topic. Do not just meet these rules but exceed them with this one-hour presentation about abuse and neglect. Chris will discuss how it can happen in your setting; be it from resident to resident, resident and caregiver, or family member to resident. Learn how to report any one of these situations. More importantly, learn how to use techniques like “tap-out” to prevent it.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, Training Specialist, Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

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Free Veterans and Caregivers Aging Well Series

Veterans Benefits

Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Are you or someone you love a Veteran? If so, this free event from the VAC McHenry County can be a great opportunity to learn more about what benefits exist and how to take advantage of them.

Presented by Michael Iwanicki, Superintendent, VAC McHenry County

A discussion of programs offered by the VBA and VHA to support veterans and their spouses such as adaptive housing grants, VHA grants for medically needed adaptations, in-home care, day care, and more.

This event is free, but registration is required to attend

REGISTER HERE

Local Resource Panel

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This free event offered by our partners at Elderwerks and VAC McHenry County can be a great introduction to local resources and services for veterans and their families.

Presented by: Jane Dorfner, Assistant Superintendent VAC McHenry County, Jennifer Prell, President & Founder, Elderwerks Educational Services, Sarah Schrempf, Executive Director, Senior Care Volunteer Network McHenry County

REGISTER HERE

Family Caregiver Support

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Are you a caregiver who can sometimes feel overwhelmed? If so, this free event hosted by our friends at Elderwerks is designed to give caregivers (personal and professional) in McHenry, Barrington, Lake Zurich and beyond tools for self-care in their care work.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN BS, Training Specialist, Elderwerks Educational Services

REGISTER HERE

Hidden Heroes Program and Wounded Warriors

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This event, hosted by our partners at Elderwerks is designed to help get veterans and their families acquainted with the Hidden Heroes Program and Wounded Warriors Projects specifically as they pertain to Veteran’s needs for caregiving. So if you are a Veteran in McHenry, Lake, or Cook Counties this event is for you!

Presented by: Theresa Coomer, IL Fellow at Hidden Heroes, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

These organizations address the needs of veterans and their caregivers.

REGISTER HERE

Legal Issues Faced by Older Adults and/or Disabled Veterans and Their Families

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This event is for all older adults and disabled veterans in McHenry County who may face legal challenges and are looking for support. The knowledgeable panel will present some helpful information and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Panel Discussion, Presented by: Randall Tyner, Assistant Attorney General, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Melissa Wick, Elder Law Attorney, Wick Elder Law, PC, Gregory Barry, Attorney at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle and Public Guardian and Public Administrator of McHenry County

REGISTER HERE

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Stepping Out to Fitness

90 Day Challenge

May 15th thru August 15th

Has the spring-time air been making you want to get more active? This free 90-day fitness challenge from our partners at Elderwerks can be a great incentive to get active! The fitness itself is self-guided but if you are in the Palatine, Lake Zurich, or Barrington area you can check out their great educational center too!

FREE 90-day challenge for all fitness levels. First 100 to register will receive a goody bag and t-shirt, pick up on May 3rd at Elderwerks Educational Center in Palatine.

Complete your log, marking off the days you exercise with a description 30-day cycle. The first month of exercise begins May 15th and ends August 15th. Each month we will draw winners for gift cards.

Elderwerks Educational Center

251 E. Northwest Highway | Palatine

(near Ace Hardware and the Sparrow's Nest)

NO cost to participate, registration required

REGISTER HERE


In Recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Month, We Present: Don’t Be a Victim - A Discussion with Professional Advocates

June 17, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Scams are a persistent and nefarious form of elder abuse that is unfortunately all too common. That’s why we are recommending that anyone interested in learning more about what they scams look like and how to avoid them to join this free event hosted by our McHenry County partner Elderwerks.

Regardless of who we are - wealthy or poor, under-educated or highly educated, well known or not - we are all at risk of being a victim of scams and being financially exploited. The list of possibilities seems endless – be it family members, people calling and asking us to send money to help our grandchildren, or people coming to the door offering free home inspections. Attend this program to learn tips for protecting yourself, legal remedies available to victims, and much more!

Presented by

Amy Gjesdahl, JD, Elder Law Attorney

And Erin Vogt, LCSW, CMC, Client Coordinator

Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, P.C.

Arlington Heights, Chicago, Naperville & Skokie

Troy Kerber

Executive Director

Elite Life Care Services

Moderated by Dr. James Houlihan, Special Agent (Retired) US Treasury Department, Intelligence Division; Professor of Emeritus, Lewis University, Justice Law, Public Safety Studies, and Erin’s dad.

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Addressing Chronic Pain in Older Adults A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

June 15, 2021 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Many elders have chronic pain and are looking for the healthiest and most effective ways to manage their chronic pain. That’s why we recommend for anyone in McHenry county who is looking for resources and conversation partners about chronic pain to check out this free event!

This interdisciplinary panel will present and discuss best practices for chronic pain management in older adults from the medical, rehabilitation, and psychology perspectives. Participants will learn strategies and techniques for screening, assessing, communicating with, and addressing chronic pain. Please register now for this unique opportunity!

Presented by

Shana Margolis, MD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center

Shannon LaPenna, PT, DPT, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center

Patricia Merriman, PhD, Rush University Pain Center

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Dementia Live

June 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Elderwerks is one of our closest community partners in McHenry County and they are offering a free online event for anyone looking for more information about living well with dementia and dementia care.

Dementia Live® offers a unique inside-out understanding of dementia and aging. Participants will gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by those who live with dementia. Learn valuable tips and tools to improve communications and care.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, CDP, CADDCT, Training Specialist

Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Beyond THC

May 20, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The legalization of cannabis is upon us, and with it many questions about its potential therapeutic benefits. Our partner Elderwerks is offering a free event on May 20 and will certainly be an enlightening program for anyone in McHenry County.

In this interesting presentation Gina will thoroughly explain the medicinal properties of the chemical compounds of cannabis, including terpenes, cannabinoids and how they change during the plant’s life cycle. She will explore the history of the cannabis plant, how it is metabolized, and how to navigate a nation of strains scientifically.

Presented by Gina Gault, Outreach Specialist, RISE

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Identifying and Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

April 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join us for this important discussion on sexual harassment. During this presentation, Chris will speak about how to identify harassment in the workplace, why it occurs, how to report harassment, and how to protect yourself.

*Meets IDFPR and Illinois annual training requirements.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, Training Specialist

Elderwerks Educational Services

Fee: $10.00

Registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Interactive Town Hall with an Elder Law Attorney

A Monthly Informative Series

April 27, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Advance Care Planning – Talking Matters!

When it comes to issues of mortality, all of us have a story to tell. Advance healthcare decision-making includes much more than living wills; it is a process that allows an individual to decide in advance what care they want to receive if they become unable to speak for themselves. Join us as we begin the conversation on your values - “what matters to you, not what’s the matter with you.”

Presented by Mary Kay Furiasse, BSN, JD, LLM and Lauren Cianelli, BA, MSW, CDP, AZ health & Elder Law

Paying for Long-Term Care – Uncovering the Medicare Myths

May 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In celebration of May being National Elder Law Month, Melissa will focus on the concern and financial burden of paying for Long Term Care. A realistic look at our future or the future of an aging senior leaves many wondering “how can I afford to age?” Melissa will uncover the Medicare Myths and provide attendees guidelines and specifics that apply to Long Term Care Costs. Attendees will have an improved understanding of their options.

Presented by Melissa Kallio, JD, Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC

~ One registration link, choose which date(s) to attend ~

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

**Please note: Sessions are informational, not for specific legal advice.


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Online Plays about Love, Life, and Loss

April 23 - May 2 | Fri & Sat @ 7PM | Sun @ 2PM

COVID-19 turned our world upside down. In our online show, award-winning playwrights examine its impact on people’s lives in seven, 10-minute plays. Some display humor and hope for the future, others are poignant and deeply moving. All will touch you. See all seven plays in each evening’s broadcast.

Lunch Lady - Essential workers experience their own food insecurity while ensuring hungry school kids are fed. By Donna Latham

Second Acts, Second Helpings - An adventurous married couple is determined to make a friend of 2021 without making enemies of each other. By John Mabey

What Good Did We See Today? - George, an elderly man struggling with dementia, and Carina, his adult, part-time caregiver daughter, navigate their lives through the COVID-19 pandemic. By Cathrine Goldstein

Love in the Time of Covid-19 - A compulsive free spirit quarantined in tight quarters with an equally compulsive spouse falls smitten with a cold-blooded roommate. By Germaine Shames

The Birds Are Feeding Me - A banker, working at home, wants to stop a neighbor from feeding sparrows on her balcony. By Rex McGregor

To the Zoom and Back - Two lively, senior citizens meet during the pandemic on The Forever Young Dating Site and decide to try a virtual Zoom date. By Cindi Sansone-Braff

[Brackets] - An elderly newspaper editor and his daughter clash over his censoring his wife’s last words. By Craig Gustafson (contains profanity)

April 23 - May 2 | Fridays & Saturdays @7:00 PM | Sundays @ 2:00 PM

Tickets online at Pandemic Stories Tickets or 224-307-4190.

Call for group sales of 10+ or on-demand streaming option.

For more information: evanston2ndactplayers.com


Delirium, Depression, and Dementia

April 27, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join Chris to learn how to distinguish the differences between Dementia, Delirium and Depression. She will discuss the signs and symptoms of each, how they can co-exist, treatment options, and caregiver approaches for all.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, CDP, CADDCT, Training Specialist, Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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I Care A Lot: A Netflix Film

April 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

A Legal & Ethical Discussion Surrounding Guardianship - Plus a discussion about the Britney Spears conservatorship!

Presented by Attorney Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner, Peck Ritchey, LLC

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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Living Well with Parkinson's Disease

April 22, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The journey to diagnosis is typically filled with unanswered questions and anxiety. There may be a sense of relief when someone receives a diagnosis. However, the journey does not simply end there. People with Parkinson’s disease and their family members may go through a period of grief until they reach acceptance. Join Chris as she explains Parkinson’s Disease, how it is diagnosed, and expected side effects. Most importantly, she will provide insight into how people with Parkinson’s can live fulfilling lives after their diagnosis!

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, CDP, CADDCT, Training Specialist

Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Advance Planning is Crucial for Successful Aging

April 16, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

During this important presentation, Maureen will be discussing the importance and implications for having Advance Directives. She will offer suggestions on how to start the difficult conversation of expressing end-of-life wishes and how to respond to resistance. Maureen will also review considerations in choosing Powers of Attorney and briefly provide information about palliative and hospice care.

Presented by Maureen Rafa, RN, Elder Care Coordinator

Law Offices of Stephen Sutera, P.C.

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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Right to Die - Who Has the Final Say?

April 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

During this interesting presentation Judy will review the historical perspective of death and the complicated process of dying in America. She will discuss the legislation which sparked the debate and created a framework for end-of-life decision making. The concept of death with dignity in other states, as well as within the state of Illinois, and the role of Advance Directives will also be discussed.

Presented by Judy Altman, LCSW, Guardian Healthcare and Hospice

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Discuss Your Legacy

April 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for an opportunity to discuss your legacy. In a non-intimidating atmosphere, we'll use thought-provoking questions to keep the conversation fluid. We'll reflect on life achievements as well as disappointments. Through camaraderie and fellowship, we can help each other with the fun yet sometimes daunting task of writing your story. We will send some ideas ahead of time, so you’ll have a chance to get your thoughts together.

“Together we can do great things” - Mother Theresa

Interactive Webinar Workshop Presented by Betty Giannasi, Legacy for Family

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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“Swing on Over” to Clarendale’s Baseball Presentation

April 16 from Noon to 1:30

2001 West Algonquin Road Algonquin IL, 60102

Do you enjoy baseball history, free Chicago style hotdogs, cracker jacks, and popcorn? Of course you do! That’s why you should come hear Tim Wilsey talk at Clarendale of Algonquin on April 16 from noon to 1:30! If interested please RSVP by April 14 by calling 847-458-6800.


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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Virtual Reunion

Virtual event on April 19

Save the date for the 2021 Virtual Walk Reunion on April 19. RSVP now to secure your spot and receive a calendar invite!


Northwest Illinois Virtual Health Fair

Vendor Registration Deadline Extension to April 20

Event Date: May 1

Several Vendors have asked for an extension on the vendor deadline to get signed up. Which is why we have extended the sign up to April 20th. This way we have enough time to work with vendors to set up their booths.

Included below is the latest video from IAB Health Productions, that shows how to register and how to set up your virtual booth.

So, if you are curious to know how this will work the day of, you can click the link below to see more about this amazing platform and how we will reach those in the 9 counties we serve.

Remember, we have over 100 categories for our vendors, so if you are a senior center, health organization, fitness and health group, senior housing and more, we would love to have you attend!

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Vendor Registration Now Open!

Click here to register!

Click here to watch- How to Register & Build Your Virtual Booth

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COVID-19 Vaccine Scams Interactive Zoom Workshops

Two Dates to Choose From

Learn very important information on what you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 Vaccine Scams with the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol and how you can report them as well.

We empower Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and professionals to protect, detect and report Medicare fraud.

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

March 24, 2021 1:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

April 15, 2021 1:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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March 31, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Caring for a Person Living with COPD

During this program, Chris will be discussing the causes, stages, treatment, and discharge planning involved with COPD. She will identify the different types of COPD, and how it can cause anxiety for someone living with it. From the perspective of the healthcare provider, she will address some discharge planning points and issues. From the viewpoint of the caregiver, she will discuss how to plan a seamless transition from hospital to home.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, Training Specialist, Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


The Northwest Illinois Virtual Health Fair

When: May 1, 2021 from 9am to 12pm

Deadline to register as a vendor April 1

This Health Fair will be offered in nine counties, serving Boone, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside & Winnebago.

The Virtual Booths will allow vendors and community members to interact via a chat feature, video conference or phone on the day of the event. The booths also allow many features such as scheduling options for future appointments, call backs, to adding your materials i.e. brochures flyers, coupons and much more. We will have a booth here, and if you know of a business that might be interested make sure they sign up to participate by April 1!

We will then be emailing all the vendors the Marketing Material Flyers Starting April 6th when Registration Opens for community members.

Register as a Vendor Here: https://www.iabhp.com/events/northwest-illinois-virtual-health-fair/


March 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Identifying and Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect

IDPH regulations request anyone who works with older adults in any setting must annually complete training on this topic. Do not just meet these rules but exceed them with this one-hour presentation about abuse and neglect. Chris will discuss how it can happen in your setting; be it from resident to resident, resident and caregiver, or family member to resident. Learn how to report any one of these situations. More importantly, learn how to use techniques like “tap-out” to prevent it.

Presented by Chris Petrik, RN, BS, Training Specialist, Elderwerks Educational Services

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


Aging Conversations with Jennifer Prell

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Tuesdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Have a question? Jennifer Prell, Founder and President of Elderwerks is available to you Tuesday mornings starting March 9th.

Join Jennifer in a safe environment using the same link every week. Stop in for a 15 minute chat to get your aging questions answered. Come & go as you wish.

No Registration Required.

Click Here to Join

Zoom Meeting ID: 996 2111 1446

No Passcode needed

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100


A Toolkit for Families

Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors and Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team

When: March 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This presentation will help you fill your Toolkit with information on:

~ Medical Errors – Tips to help prevent them

~ Patient Safety – What one can do to be a safe patient

~ Questions to Ask the Doctor – Do you know the right questions to ask?

Presented by Mary Kary Furiasse, Partner, AZ Health and Elder Law LLC

There is no cost to join, but registration is required. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the date of the event.

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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March 16 & April 6 - Book Club!

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual Book Club - The Gift of Years

Join Elderwerks and Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness for a FREE virtual Book Club to read and share “The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister. Together we will discuss getting older gracefully, cherishing the blessings of aging, and accepting its challenges. We will read each chapter together. Don’t be shy. All are welcome. Enjoy good conversation & warm up to new friends. Buy or borrow the book for yourself.

This club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM and will be held via webinar format until further notice. New Members Welcome!

There is no cost to join the conversation, however registration is required. Once registered, the Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each book club session.

To Register: Please Email events@elderwerks.org

847-462-0885 | toll-free 855-462-0100

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Elderwerks Aging Better Expo: Planning Your Future Today

Are you looking for ways to plan for your future? If so, Save the Date for the Elderwerks Aging Better Expo from August 9-13! To learn more or to sign up for event updates contact events@elderwerks.org


Elderwerks Center Programs

Are you looking for ways to give back to the elders in our community? Elderwerks has several opportunities to do just that, including Make a Senior Smile which is a program that collects cards, poems, letters, and art which are then delivered to local seniors, senior communities, and senior apartments. In addition, Masks for Seniors is a program that collects cloth masks made by local community members that are then given to anyone who stops at the Elderwerks Center in Palatine.

Email events@elderwerks.org to be added to their email list for these events.

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