Caregivers workshop begins in April

Caring for a family member or friend with memory impairment can be stressful and challenging. Fairhill Partners, in partnership with Stanford University, is enrolling participants in a workshop and research study to determine the effectiveness of the new Building Better Caregivers workshop. One of the free workshops will take place at the Cleveland Heights Senior Center on Tuesdays, 1–3:30 p.m., April 7 through May 12.

The workshop uses Stanford’s evidence-based self-management model to help those caring for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory-related issues learn to break the stress cycle; manage the care partner’s difficult behaviors; communicate better with family, friends and medical team; get help; and take better care of their own health.

Workshops are facilitated by trained caregiver leaders.

This new workshop is part of a research study conducted by Stanford and funded by the Archstone Foundation. Workshop participants are required to be part of the study. For general information about participants’ rights, call 866-680-2906.

In addition to the Cleveland Heights site, workshops also will be held at Fairhill Partners, 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, beginning in April. Learn more and register by calling Fairhill at 216-421-1350, or e-mail

Fairhill Partners, incorporated in 1989, connects people to opportunities for lifelong learning, intergenerational relationships, and successful aging.

Karen McKeehan

Karen McKeehan has lived in Cleveland Heights since 1989. She works for Fairhill Partners, a nonprofit helping older adults.

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