Institute for Caregivers (ICare)-August/September FREE Classes

Onondaga County Office for Aging has announced the August/September FREE (Open to the Public) Class List for those who currently care for older or disabled persons, or may become caregivers in the future:

  1. Powerful Tools for Caregivers (6 Classes) Wednesday’s 5:30-7:30 pm, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 Bethany Baptist Church
    A six-week evidence based program that focuses on the caregiver and those who might one day become caregivers. Participants develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce stress, improve communications and make tough caregiving decisions.
  2. Hospice & Palliative Care: What, When & Why – 9/8 5:30-7:00 pm Manlius Library
    Addresses the philosophy and nuts and bolts of palliative care and how it resembles and differs from hospice care; and how to access these services. Topics also include health care proxies, advance directives, and end-of-life decision making.
  3. Doing What’s Right: Ethical Challenges in Health Care – 9/13 5:30-7:30 pm Hearth Greenpoint. Dr. Samuel Gorovitz, a pioneer in the field of medical ethics, gives a presentation and extended discussion on how to make morally good choices in ethically challenging health care situations.
  4. Chronic Care Medicaid: An Overview – 9/19 Dewitt Library, 5:30-7:00 pm
    Medicaid eligibility requirements for nursing homes and chronic care in the community, includes an overview of the application process, income and resource limits, transfer of assets and more.
  5. Brain Fitness: Fact vs. Fiction – 9/28, 10/5 Natur-Tyme, 5:30-7:00 pm

Discusses how we can reduce the risk of disease and improve our brain power as we age. Discusses new research and gives an opportunity to practice new strategies.

Registration is required by calling Cynthia at 315-435-2362 Ext. 4993 or email: or register on-line at:
Sponsored by: Onondaga County Office for Aging and Alzheimer’s Association CNY Chapter.