ADRC
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County

Upcoming Events

Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

Long-Term Care Certified Volunteer Ombudsman Training (Part I & 2)

Fri Mar 29th 8:30am - 5:00pm

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The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219 map 

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program promotes advocacy that results in a better quality of life for the frail elderly in Dallas County nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen serve as resident-directed advocates who investigate complaints, report findings, and help achieve resolutions.

An ombudsman is specially trained and certified to advocate for residents’ rights. To learn more about the role of an ombudsman, please click the hyperlinks and watch two YouTube training videos from the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Advocacy and Communication Skills: Scenario 1: Anne Walker and Scenario 2: Brian Brashear. As you can see from the videos, the role of an ombudsman can be challenging, yet very rewarding.

A criminal background check, conflict of interest screening, and reference checks are required by state law before you can attend Training 1 and 2 sessions. Must complete a three-month internship at a predesignated nursing home or assisted living facility and attend both training sessions to be eligible for certification as a volunteer ombudsman. Deadline to submit required documents is March 15, 2019.

  • Part 1: Friday, March 29, 2019 (8:30 am – 5 pm)

  • Part 2: Friday, June 28, 2019) (8:30 am- 5 pm)

The Senior Source- 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219

For more information on how to become a volunteer ombudsman call 214-525-6131 or email: mevans@theseniorsource.org.

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May
8
10:45 AM10:45

Part 1 of 3 Series: Living with Mid-Stage Dementia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

10:45 am – 12:15 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association

Registration required | Seating limited to 100 | $15 | CE Credit 2.0

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-62

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May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Effective Communication Strategies for People with Dementia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association and Gail Snider, DFFW

Registration required | Seating limited to 100 | $15 | CE Credit 2.0

Communication is more than just talking and listening — it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has dementia, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-62

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May
22
10:45 AM10:45

Part 2 of 3 Series: Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10:45 – 12:15 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association

Registration required | Seating limited to 100

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-6266

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May
22
3:00 PM15:00

Effective Communication Strategies for Families of People with Dementia

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 340 | Hollie Glover, MAC, LPC, Director of Senior Adult Day Program and Family Services, James L. West Alzheimer’s Center

Registration required | Seating limited to 100 | $15 | CE Credit 2.0

Learn why and how communication changes for persons living with dementia and the best ways we can communicate with them by working the skills they still have. The learned skills include nonverbal communication, redirection, and validation. We will also discuss “active listening” and communication as the disease progresses.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-62

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Jun
12
10:45 AM10:45

Part 3 of 3 Series: Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10:45 – 12:15 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association

Registration required | Seating limited to 100

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-6266

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Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Medicare Fraud and You: How to Spot it, Prevent It and Report It

Richardson Senior Center, 820 W Arapaho Rd # 100, Richardson, TX 75080 map 

Medicare fraud costs all of us – and it could happen to you or someone you know! Learning about the common scams targeting seniors is a great step in protecting yourself – and your family.

In this informative presentation, experts from Texas’ Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will help you recognize Medicare fraud and what you can do to stop it. Armed with an increased awareness and understanding of healthcare programs, you can protect yourself from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare fraud, error and abuse.

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Mar
6
3:00 PM15:00

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Dementia Care

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association

Registration required | Seating limited to 100 | $15 | CE Credit 2.0

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of people living with dementia.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-62

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Mar
6
10:45 AM10:45

3 Part Series: Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10:45 – 12:15 pm | Room 340 | Melissa Griffin, Alzheimer’s Association

Registration required | Seating limited to 100

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us for this 3-part series to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

Register: fumcfw.org/alzsupport

Contact: Gail Snider | gsnider@dementiafriendlyfw.org | 817-332-6266

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Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

2019 African American Caregiver Seminar

Becoming a Caregiver Champion:

Rising to the Challenge

Presented by Alzheimer’s Association

Saturday, February 2, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tarrant County College, South Campus, Student Center

5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth 76119

FREE Event • Light breakfast and lunch is provided.

This is a FREE event, but registration is preferred. Dress casually and consider wearing your favorite football team’s jersey.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE

at alznct.news/aacareseminar19 or call 1-800-272-3900.

2019 African American Seminar Alzheimer's Association North Central Texas Chapter


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Nov
3
7:00 AM07:00

Navigating Care of Complex Older Adults

3rd Annual Geriatric Symposium

Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
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This symposium is an interprofessional activity designed for physicians in geriatrics, internal medicine, and primary care, hospitalists, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, dietitians, pastoral care, hospital administration and allied health professionals throughout the community who care for geriatric patients.

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Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

2nd Annual Hoarding Conference

2nd Annual Hoarding Conference

Sponsored by Hoarding Task Force of Tarrant County

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Friday, October 26, 2018

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Tarrant County Public Health Education Center

1101 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

This event is sponsored by the Hoarding Task Force of Tarrant County. This 1/2 day workshop will include breakfast and CEUs for LPC, LMFT and LCSW. CEs for Code Compliance and guardianship. 

Topics will include Hoarding 101, Working with Vulnerable Adults, Hoarding: A First Responder's Perspective, and Animal Hoarding. 

For information or questions, please contact Beth Noah at Beth.Noah@unitedwaytarrant.org

Continental breakfast sponsored by: WellBridge Healthcare. 

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