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Caregiver Education

Monthly Lunch & Learns for Caregivers
AgeLinc provides a monthly education opportunity for any family/partner caregiver on the third Wednesday of every month.  

AgeLinc Caregivers Conference
AgeLinc’s hosts an Annual Caregiver Conference.  This is a great resource for learning, provides some respite and networking opportunities.  

Relative Caregivers of Children Resource Conference 
AgeLinc’s also hosts an Annual Relative Caregivers of Children Resource Conference every year. 

Subscribe to our newsletter or watch our Upcoming Events page to learn more about these Caregiver Education opportunities.

Group Session Education

Aging Mastery Program (AMP) 
Learn numerous techniques for aging well, making the best of longevity and maintaining independence during all stages of aging.  Sessions for this program include exercise, sleep strategies, healthy eating and hydration, financial planning, healthy relationships, advanced planning, medication management, volunteerism, and falls prevention.  Contact us to find dates and locations of programming in your area.  

Stress Busters
Family/partner caregivers for dementia patients learn how to develop and prioritize self-care in a confidential, caring, group environment with peers. Subscribe to our newsletter for details of upcoming Stress Buster events. 

Matter of Balance 
Learn fall prevention techniques, understand how a fear can increase your risk of falls and learn how to make simple changes to your environment and physical exercise to reduce risk.  Contact us to find dates and locations of programming in your area.  

Savvy Caregiver
Family/partner caregivers for dementia patients learn strategies for better caregiving in a confidential, caring, group environment with peers.  Participants receive information on stages of dementia, common behaviors associated with each stage, methods of healthy encouraging caregiving and the importance of self-care for caregivers.  Contact AgeLinc to find dates and locations of programming in your area.

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Community Education

AgeLinc Monthly Community Education
AgeLinc provides community education, open to the public, the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm.  Interested participants of any age can enjoy guest speakers on the topics of health and well-being, exercise, financial planning, volunteerism and more. Details of Community Education events are on the Upcoming Events calendar.

Social Isolation and Loneliness Presentation 
AgeLinc can provide education (for community groups, businesses, medical/health organizations, and first responders) on the trends of social isolation and loneliness in the aging and disabled populations.  Learn how social isolation or loneliness can affect elderly and disabled populations  wellbeing along with resources that can help address this trend.  Contact us for more information. 

SHIP – Senior Health Information Program (Medicare and Medicaid Assistance)
AgeLinc provides free Medicare education and enrollment assistance (comparing and understanding plans and benefits) throughout the year.  Have questions about your benefits, open enrollment, plans comparisons, or new to Medicare? Contact us to make an appointment with a certified SHIP counselor to go over Medicare benefits and Medicare cost assistance.

AgeLinc can refer you to a certified SHIP location nearest you.  All individuals receiving Medicare benefits are eligible for this service. 

Medicare Fraud Assistance
Have questions about Medicare fraud or possible tele-fraud and mail fraud?  Seniors are the targets of frequent attempted “scams”, putting their personal information at risk.  Never give your Medicare number, bank information or social security number to anyone who calls you.  Call AgeLinc immediately at (800) 252-2918 to help identify and report possible fraud. 

Information and Assistance
Have a question about transportation, nutrition, care, benefits, financial assistance or any resources in your community?  AgeLinc can help!  Contact us for answers to questions and referrals to services for seniors and the disabled in your community. 

AgeLinc Service Education 
Have an organization, business or group that would benefit from hearing about the services AgeLinc provides in Central Illinois?  Please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a free presentation.  We can also share information on the importance of the 2020 Census and Medicare Fraud Education.