Family caregiver workshop to be held Aug. 15


DAYTON — Lifestyle Care Plan: Your Story Matters is a free, small-group, online workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. that will be held Monday, Aug. 15, by presenter Kathy Kilpatrick.

Registration is requested by Aug. 12 on the Agency website by contacting Kelsey Haus by email at [email protected] or phone at 937-341-3020. The workshop link will be provided before the date. To learn more visit https://info4seniors.org/caregiver-workshops/.

Prior to beginning a family caregiving journey, it is important to discuss a loved one’s wants, needs, values and preferences. To prepare for future care and treatment of a loved one, take the time to communicate and learn what matters most to that person before the information may be difficult to communicate or the circumstances change. Through creating a Lifestyle Care Plan, individuals will get a better idea of the little things that can help increase the quality of life of their loved ones.

Kilpatrick is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Memory Fitness/Brain Health Specialist focused on Geriatric Life Enhancement. She has over 35 years’ experience in home health care. She is also a motivational speaker and author who developed the Communication Connection website and programming.

This is a small-group discussion and the number of caregiver participants is limited. A brief orientation session for those unfamiliar with Zoom will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at 9:30 a.m. before the presentation begins.