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Carver County Cares: Preventing Falls

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Easy strategies to minimize risk of falling that can make homes safer, ways to continue enjoying outdoors,the importance of foot care, understanding medications, and how to take care your eyes.

Presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
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Carver County Cares: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help reduce impact of common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
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Carver County Cares: New to Medicare?

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Learn about Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, supplement options, the "doughnut hole," eligibility, prescription costs, Medicare fraud to watch for, making personal comparisons using Medicare.gov will be introduced.

Presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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Carver County Cares: Caring for the Caregiver

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Watertown Library
City Hall
This presentation will define who is a caregiver and the impact of caregiving. Learn about available resources to help provide care and services geared towards supporting the needs of the caregiver. Resources highlighted include caregiver consultation, respite/adult day programs, support groups, and education. The presentation highlights the importance of self-care. Caregivers will be directed to the Senior LinkAge Line® for information and assistance.
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Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
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Carver County Cares: Caring for the Caregiver

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Thornton Wilder Meeting Room
This presentation will define who is a caregiver and the impact of caregiving. Learn about available resources to help provide care and services geared towards supporting the needs of the caregiver. Resources highlighted include caregiver consultation, respite/adult day programs, support groups, and education. The presentation highlights the importance of self-care. Caregivers will be directed to the Senior LinkAge Line® for information and assistance.
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Carver County Cares: What's New for Medicare

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
A refresher for Open Enrollment changes. An explanation of Part D, impact of the Affordable Care Act, introduction to Medicare.gov website

Presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
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Carver County Cares: Dementia Conversations- Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. Hear tips for broaching topics with family so you can address practical issues: going to the doctor, medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, making legal and financial plans for future care.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
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Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
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Carver County Cares: Health Care Directives

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room

Leaving instructions about your health care choices helps ensure decisions are made that are based on your values and preferences, even if you are unable to make your wishes known. We will not complete health care directives as part of this presentation, but attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and where to go for help to complete their directive. This presentation will discuss what advance care planning is and what health care directives can do. We explain who can be a health care agent and the responsibilities of that role. Examples of health care directives and important considerations will be shared.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging


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Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
View More

Carver County Cares: ACT on Alzheimer’s Support Desk

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chanhassen Library
Inside the Library
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any of the dementias, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker the ACT on Alzheimer's desk at the Chanhassen Library.  The desk will be open on September 12, October 3, October 17, and all Wednesdays in November.

For more information on ACT on Alzheimer's, see their website at https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
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Carver County Cares: Dementia Friends

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Learn what dementia is, how it affects people, and how we can make a difference in the lives of people with dementia, how to better communicate in a helpful way, and action steps to make our community safer for those with dementia.

Presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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Carver County Cares: Health Care Directives

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Waconia Library
Activity Room

Leaving instructions about your health care choices helps ensure decisions are made that are based on your values and preferences, even if you are unable to make your wishes known. We will not complete health care directives as part of this presentation, but attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and where to go for help to complete their directive. This presentation will discuss what advance care planning is and what health care directives can do. We explain who can be a health care agent and the responsibilities of that role. Examples of health care directives and important considerations will be shared.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging


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Carver County Cares: Introduction to Advanced Care Planning

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chaska Library
Valley Room
Learn options for eventual care needs, identify what is most important to maintain quality of life,  begin to develop a care plan.
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