Alzheimer's Outreach Event

Essential Tools for Caregivers Workshop Series

A Free Community Education Event


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What: Join us for an informative conversation for caregivers of those with dementia. During this educational series we will discuss caring for the caregiver, community resources, elder care options, advance planning, legal and financial planning, and information about palliative care and hospice care. 

When: Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Where: This event takes place in-person at Eskaton Village Grass Valley located at - 625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley

Registration: This is a free event, but space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register today.

Questions: Linda Aeschliman at (530) 648-0592 or

Program Schedule:

September 6: Caring for the Caregiver with Judy Kautz, LCSW, AOP Coordinator

Caregiving is full of daily challenges. Meet others who understand what you are experiencing, and learn why self-care is the key to successfully caring for your loved one. 

September 13: Community Resources, Elder Care Options and Advance Care Planning with Judy Kautz, LCSW

Nevada County has a wealth of local programs that are here to help. Connect to this network of support so that you will have the information and assistance you need, every step of the way. Learn about different types of care in the home and in facilities, how to access information about options and costs and plan for what’s right for your family. ADHC, POA, POLST what a confusing alphabet soup of advance planning documents! Judy will walk you through them and explain the “what, why, how, when”.

September 20: Legal and Financial Planning with Dylan Hendricks, J.D. and Heather Thorpe, CFP®, AAMS® 

Local experts Dylan Hendricks, J.D., and Heather Thorpe, CFP®, AAMS®  will share best practice information about what every caregiver needs to know to handle these challenging topics with knowledge, confidence, and calm. An “ask the expert” opportunity will be included covering general financial and legal topics. 

September 27 will cover two topics:

  1. Palliative care and Hospice care

Staff from Hospice of the Foothills will share information about the community palliative care program as well as hospice care. You’ll learn the differences, what services are available, and when these services may be appropriate for you and your loved one.

2. Creating meaning in daily activities

Learn to use your loved one’s strengths to make the day less pressured and more fun for both of you. We’ll explore basic approaches for helping your loved one to feel competent, valued, and useful through daily activities.  


FOR RESPITE CARE: If you need someone to take care of your loved one in order to participate in caregiver education, respite may be available through Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). Priority will go to current clients of Del Oro CRC. To secure respite, please call Del Oro directly at 916-728-9333 no later than TWO (2) weeks before the scheduled event to ensure enough processing time.


Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Outreach Program (AOP) of Western Nevada County
A joint program of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation