Helping Those Who Care

 

 

Presented by UCP Huntsville, funded by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities

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UCP Huntsville presents the Helping Those Who Care statewide training program for aging caregivers of care recipients with developmental disabilities. The goal of Helping Those Who Care is to help caregivers understand the long-term benefits of planning for the future, gain access to community supports, understand and use assistive technology to reduce caregiver dependency, and maintain and/or improve social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Helping Those Who Care offers two-hour trainings statewide at cooperating agencies for aging caregivers of care recipients with developmental disabilities. Each training will provide one hour of The Universal Approach to Aging Caregiver Wellbeing, Community Supports for the Aging Caregiver, or Planning for the Future as an Aging Caregiver, followed by one hour of Assistive Technology to Aid Aging Caregivers.

Each training will conclude with a social hour, including refreshments and community resources, and each participant will be offered a $50 caregiving assistance stipend, which will increase the ability for participants to attend training while entrusting the care recipient with a paid temporary caregiver

Additionally, UCP Huntsville staff is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (normal business days) via phone and email to assist any aging caregiver of a care recipient with a developmental disability with technical assistance, training information, and resource referral.

For more information or to schedule trainings, call 256-859-4900 or email aprater@ucphuntsville.org.

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Statewide Training Calendar

Children’s Rehab Services, Dothan: Aug. 8

Arc of DeKalb County, Ft. Payne: TBA

UCP Birmingham: Oct. 11

Arc of Shelby County: Oct. 18

Arc of Clarke County, Jackson: Nov. 2

TARCOG Huntsville: Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-noon

Madison County 310 Board: Jan. 24

ARC of Calhoun County: Feb. 9

The Arc of Alabama, Montgomery: March 30

EPIC in Madison: April 12

CRS in Opelika: April 27 at 9 a.m.

ECA UCP: May 4

CRS Selma: May 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Jackson County CRS: June 6 at 10 a.m.

CRS Tuscaloosa: June 7 at 11:30

Caregiver College/RFCU Huntsville: June 16 at 1 p.m.

CRS Mobile: June 28 at 5 p.m.

Lee County Autism Resource & Advocacy: Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Register for free trainings at aprater@ucphuntsville.org or 256-859-4900

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