Dementia Care Seminar Lunch & Learn

Get ready for an eye-opening experience at our Dementia Care Seminar Lunch & Learn!

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at Keystone Place at Terra Bella, where learning meets delicious eats.

From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, we’re diving deep into the ins and outs of dementia care, covering everything from understanding the stages of dementia to mastering the art of effective communication. Learn how to create a warm and supportive environment and tackle dementia-related behaviors like a pro. Plus, discover essential tips for keeping your own well-being in check and avoiding burnout.

Join us at 2200 Livingston Rd. in Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639, for an afternoon of learning, laughter, and maybe a few “aha” moments.

Reserve your spot now by calling 813-388-2121 and get ready to revolutionize your approach to dementia care!

Understanding Dementia Care (Peachtree City)

Let’s Talk Dementia Care: Understanding, Connecting, and Thriving!

Mark your calendars for a special event happening at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Join us for a deep dive into dementia care that’s all about understanding, connection, and practical support. No stuffy lectures here – we’re keeping it real and relatable while diving into some crucial topics.

Topics Include:
  • Understand the various stages of dementia and how they shape individuals’ lives.
  • Master effective communication strategies tailored to dementia caregivers.
  • Cultivate a positive environment that truly supports those living with dementia.
  • Tackle challenges head-on and discover strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors.
  • Discover the importance of self-care for caregivers and how to prevent burnout.

Ready to join the conversation? RSVP now online or by contacting Alyss Amster at Alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org or give her a call at (678) 332-1711. Let’s come together, learn, laugh, and support each other on this journey of dementia care.

Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar

Join us for an empowering and informative event hosted in partnership with  the United Way of Hernando County!

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we invite you to Xavier Hall at St Frances Cabrini Church, located at 5030 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609, for our Semi-Annual Dementia Care Seminar.

This FREE seminar is specifically designed for families and caregivers navigating the complexities of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our lineup of dynamic guest speakers will provide invaluable insights, drawing from their firsthand experiences to equip you with essential tools and knowledge for every aspect of this journey.

What To Expect:
  • Gain insights into different types of dementia and how they shape individuals’ lives.
  • Master effective communication strategies tailored to dementia caregivers and care partners.
  • Cultivate a positive environment that truly supports those living with dementia.
  • Tackle challenges head-on and discover strategies to manage dementia-related behaviors.
  • Discover the importance of self-care for caregivers and how to prevent burnout.

Plus, on-site respite will be available at the event, ensuring you can fully engage and absorb the invaluable knowledge being shared.

RSVP TODAY!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow. For any queries, reach out to the United Way office at 352-688-2026 or drop us an email at Care@UnitedWayHernando.org.

Connection Café (Memory Cafe) – Roswell

Join Us For Our Connection Café!

Presented by Dementia Spotlight Foundation and Senior Service of North Fulton 

Who: Those Living w/ Dementia & Their Care Partners

When: First & Third Friday Of The Month

Time: 1:30-3:30 PM

Where: Roswell Senior Center

1250 Warsaw Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

For More Info or to Sponsor A Cafe, Contact Alyss Amster: 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org

Connection Cafe

Are you ready to kick off the New Year with a burst of laughter, friendly competition, and heartwarming moments?

Join us on January 5th for a special Connection Cafe event where we’re putting our own spin on the classic game show, Family Feud!

Our Connection Cafe is not just about the game; it’s about fostering connections, creating cherished memories, and sharing joy in a supportive and uplifting environment. Designed for those living with dementia and their devoted care partners, it’s the perfect opportunity to ring in the New Year with a vibrant community that understands your journey.

Here’s what you can expect:
  • A lively rendition of Family Feud brought to you by Empower Recreational Therapy that will have you laughing and bonding with fellow attendees.
  • A warm and welcoming space where you can strengthen existing connections and form new ones.
  • A chance to celebrate life, love, and laughter in a supportive atmosphere.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to start the year with a smile. Mark your calendar for January 5th, and join us at Roswell Senior Center for a Connection Cafe like no other. We can’t wait to see you there!

Claim Your Spot:

To help us prepare, please RSVP below by Thursday, January 4th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

Connection Cafe

Hope you’re ready to jazz up your calendar because something awesome is coming your way! Our next Connection Cafe is just around the corner, and we’re turning up the fun factor to a whole new level!

🎷 Live Saxophone Music: 🎷

Picture this – a cozy ambiance, warm smiles all around, and the soothing melodies of a live saxophone musician filling the air. Immerse yourself in the soothing tunes, creating an atmosphere of relaxation and joy that is sure to touch your soul. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

🍪 Delicious Holiday Treats: 🍪

What’s a holiday gathering without some delectable treats? Join us for an array of mouthwatering holiday delights that will tantalize your taste buds and bring back cherished memories of festive seasons past.

🌟 Building Connections: 🌟

Connection Cafes are more than just events; they are opportunities to connect with others who understand and share your journey. It’s a chance to form new friendships, share stories, and strengthen existing bonds in a warm and supportive environment.

Claim Your Spot:

To help us prepare, please RSVP below by Thursday, December 14th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

Understanding Dementia Care @ Gardens of Westbrooke

We are excited to invite you to The Gardens of Westbrooke for a seminar on Understanding Dementia Care on December 6th.

Our presenter will be, Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Dementia Communication Specialist, Author, and Education Director of the Dementia Spotlight Foundation; he will provide invaluable insights into dementia-related diseases, positive communication strategies, handling difficult dementia behaviors, and much more.

This seminar is a must-attend event for both family and professional caregivers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in dementia care.

RSVP with Jaylin Gant at 352-610-2219 or markerer@gardenswb.com

Connection Cafe

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here – LaBlast Fitness led by Fitfully Forward founder, Laura Mikszan, is back by popular demand, and we’re about to turn up the dance vibes at our Connection Cafe like never before! So Get Ready to Move and Groove!

Why LaBlast Fitness Is a Must-Experience:

If you missed our last LaBlast Fitness event, you won’t want to miss it again! Created by the Emmy-nominated choreographer and Dancing with the Stars pro, Louis van Amstel, LaBlast is a dance fitness sensation that’s taken the fitness world by storm. Your enthusiastic demand has brought it back, and we’re thrilled to have Laura Mikszan once again leading the way. Get ready to experience the joy of dance, music from every era and genre, and a full-body workout that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This Event:
  • Back by Popular Demand: We heard you loud and clear – you wanted more LaBlast, and we’re delivering!
  • Connect and Reconnect: Our Connection Cafe events are all about building connections, and what better way to do that than through the magic of dance?
  • Inclusivity at Its Finest: LaBlast Fitness is partner-free and suitable for all fitness levels, so everyone can join in the fun.
Claim Your Spot:

To help us prepare, please RSVP below by Thursday, November 16th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

Connection Cafe

We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Connection Cafe event, where we’ll come together as a community to share a fun and groovin’ afternoon on Friday, October 6th!

🎶 Featuring a Special Performance 🎶

The Perimeter Sound barbershop quartet will be gracing us with their beautiful harmonies, promising an afternoon filled with soulful music and delightful connections.

Let’s gather, enjoy the music, and most importantly, connect with one another in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

To help us prepare, please RSVP by Thursday, October 5th, or to Alyss Amster at 678-332-1711 or alyss@dementiaspotlightfoundation.org.

We look forward to seeing you there and creating cherished memories together. Your presence is what makes these events truly special, and we can’t wait to share this afternoon with you! 🎉

The Aftereffects of Caregiving (Land O’ Lakes, FL)

Join us on October 11th, 2023, at 10:00 AM for an immersive and enlightening event featuring author Gary Joseph LeBlanc, the Education Director of Dementia Spotlight Foundation. This transformative event, themed “Helping Caregivers Heal,” is designed to address a topic often overlooked – the profound process of finding oneself after the caregiving journey.

Are you a caregiver who has poured endless love and dedication into the well-being of your loved ones? Or are you in the process of readjusting to life beyond caregiving? This event is crafted with you in mind. Gary LeBlanc, author of the insightful book “The Aftereffects of Caregiving,” brings his personal experiences and expert insights to guide you through the intricate path of rediscovery and healing. Plus, hear from our special guest speaker Julie Sanchez of accentCare.

Caregiving can take a toll on your own sense of identity, leaving you feeling fragmented and uncertain about the way forward. During this event, Gary will explore the aftermath of caregiving and offer practical strategies to navigate the journey of self-renewal. Gain invaluable tools, connect with a community of like-minded individuals, and embark on a transformative journey towards healing and personal growth.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a new chapter of self-discovery. Register now to secure your spot. Let’s navigate the path of healing together and emerge stronger, wiser, and more self-aware.