Free caregiver trainings offered in rural communities, Carson City

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RENO/LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Nevada Geriatric Education Center, a division of the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is offering free caregiver training sessions in the following communities this fall:

  • Elko: Wednesday Nov. 5 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive, Elko.
  • Winnemucca: Thursday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Pleasant Senior Center, 1480 Lay Street, Winnemucca.
  • Carson City: Thursday, Nov. 13 from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, Carson City.
  • Yerington: Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Yerington Senior Center, Older Americans of Lyon County, 117 Tilson Way, Yerington.
  • Fallon: Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Churchill County Senior Center, 310 Court Street, Fallon.
  • Pahrump: Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 1651 East Calvada Boulevard, Pahrump.

Sign-ups start 15 minutes prior to training start time.

These trainings, the same at each location and sponsored by the Aging and Disability Services Division, follow the theme "Health Brain, Healthy Body" and aim to explain the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease, present strategies to maintain brain health, discuss principles and techniques to respond effectively to persons living with a form of dementia and explain the importance of physical activity for healthy living.

Caregivers of older adults are invited to attend. Respite may be available so you may attend this program. Call (775) 687-4680 ext. 117 to inquire about respite.

Continuing education units are available.

For questions or to register for this free opportunity, contact Diann Jones at (775) 682-8470.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

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