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Did you know… (www.alz.org/facts/)
• 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s?
• Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the US?
• 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias?
• 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined?
But most importantly… did you know that there are RESOURCES to help you in the Santa Clarita Valley?

In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER and Alzheimer's Greater LA, College of the Canyons will be offering our next workshop for FAMILY CAREGIVERS.

Saturday, APRIL 28th @ 9AM-11:30AM
@ the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER

This is a FREE WORKSHOP and REFRESHMENTS are always provided! Please share this with anyone you believe might benefit from participating in this workshop.
WORKSHOP INFORMATION
The workshop is designed to train family caregivers to handle the stress of caring for family members with cognitive impairment. The workshop will serve both first time participants in our workshop series and those who have attended regularly.

The workshop will help you ...
● understand Alzheimer’s & dementia and other cognitive impairment conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s, etc.)
● develop caregiving strategies
● learn what to do when daily tasks become challenging
● Identify techniques to reduce caregiver stress to take care of you
● connect with resources in your community

REGISTER @ scvcaregivers.eventbrite.com or call 661-362-3118

The Full-Size FLIER for promotion can be found @ www.canyons.edu/Offices/SchoolofSocialSciences/Pages/Events.aspx

Workshop Presenters:

Monique Castillo, M.S.W. Monique attended the University of Southern California and received her Master’s in Social Work. She chose to work in this field of helping families deal with the diagnosis of dementia, as she has experienced it herself on a personal level. She understands the hardship of having a loved one with dementia. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles at the beginning of the year and serves as the Care Counselor for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She is based here at the Santa Clarita Senior Center on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. As a care counselor, she provides personalized support and help with care planning in person or by phone.

Adrianna Guadarrama, M.P.H. Adrianna received her Master's in Public Health from National University. With 7 years of experience working as a caregiver and certified nurse assistant among the aging population, Adrianna pursued a career in public health to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and to reduce the stigma associated with the disease. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles two years ago and serves as Manager of Education and Outreach for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She provides culturally sensitive presentations to the general public on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s, and she also does trainings for caregivers.
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In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER and Alzheimer's Greater LA, College of the Canyons will be offering our next workshop for FAMILY CAREGIVERS on Saturday, March 24 @ 9AM-11:30AM at the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER.

This is a FREE WORKSHOP and REFRESHMENTS are always provided! Please share this with anyone you believe might benefit from participating in this workshop. While we can't offer these workshops in Spanish, our presenters are bilingual.

As part of our family caregiver series this spring, we are going to offer two workshops focused on providing assistance to our family caregivers, with an emphasis on caring for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
This series of two workshops is designed to train family caregivers to handle the stress of caring for family members with cognitive impairment. The workshops will serve both first time participants in our workshop series and those who have attended regularly. Ideally, participants would be able to attend BOTH workshops.

Workshop DATES: Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, April 28th Both workshops will take place from 9AM-11:30AM.

Two FREE workshops that help you ...
● understand Alzheimer’s & dementia
● develop caregiving strategies
● learn what to do when daily tasks become challenging
● Identify techniques to reduce caregiver stress to take care of you
● connect with resources in your community

REGISTER @ scvcaregivers.eventbrite.com or call 661-362-3118
The Full-Size FLIER for promotion can be found @ www.canyons.edu/Offices/SchoolofSocialSciences/Pages/Events.aspx

Workshop Presenters:

Monique Castillo, M.S.W. Monique attended the University of Southern California and received her Master’s in Social Work. She chose to work in this field of helping families deal with the diagnosis of dementia, as she has experienced it herself on a personal level. She understands the hardship of having a loved one with dementia. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles at the beginning of the year and serves as the Care Counselor for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She is based here at the Santa Clarita Senior Center on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. As a care counselor, she provides personalized support and help with care planning in person or by phone.

Adrianna Guadarrama, M.P.H. Adrianna received her Master's in Public Health from National University. With 7 years of experience working as a caregiver and certified nurse assistant among the aging population, Adrianna pursued a career in public health to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and to reduce the stigma associated with the disease. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles two years ago and serves as Manager of Education and Outreach for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She provides culturally sensitive presentations to the general public on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s, and she also does trainings for caregivers.
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In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER and Alzheimer's Greater LA, College of the Canyons will be offering our next workshop for FAMILY CAREGIVERS on Saturday, March 24 @ 9AM-11:30AM at the Santa Clarita Valley SENIOR CENTER.

This is a FREE WORKSHOP and REFRESHMENTS are always provided! Please share this with anyone you believe might benefit from participating in this workshop. While we can't offer these workshops in Spanish, our presenters are bilingual.

As part of our family caregiver series this spring, we are going to offer two workshops focused on providing assistance to our family caregivers, with an emphasis on caring for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
This series of two workshops is designed to train family caregivers to handle the stress of caring for family members with cognitive impairment. The workshops will serve both first time participants in our workshop series and those who have attended regularly. Ideally, participants would be able to attend BOTH workshops.

Workshop DATES: Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, April 28th Both workshops will take place from 9AM-11:30AM.

Two FREE workshops that help you ...
● understand Alzheimer’s & dementia
● develop caregiving strategies
● learn what to do when daily tasks become challenging
● Identify techniques to reduce caregiver stress to take care of you
● connect with resources in your community

REGISTER @ scvcaregivers.eventbrite.com or call 661-362-3118
The Full-Size FLIER for promotion can be found @ www.canyons.edu/Offices/SchoolofSocialSciences/Pages/Events.aspx

Workshop Presenters:

Monique Castillo, M.S.W. Monique attended the University of Southern California and received her Master’s in Social Work. She chose to work in this field of helping families deal with the diagnosis of dementia, as she has experienced it herself on a personal level. She understands the hardship of having a loved one with dementia. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles at the beginning of the year and serves as the Care Counselor for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She is based here at the Santa Clarita Senior Center on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. As a care counselor, she provides personalized support and help with care planning in person or by phone.

Adrianna Guadarrama, M.P.H. Adrianna received her Master's in Public Health from National University. With 7 years of experience working as a caregiver and certified nurse assistant among the aging population, Adrianna pursued a career in public health to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and to reduce the stigma associated with the disease. She joined Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles two years ago and serves as Manager of Education and Outreach for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. She provides culturally sensitive presentations to the general public on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s, and she also does trainings for caregivers.
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