Managing the Holidays: Family caregivers online discussion

Managing the Holidays: Family caregivers online discussion

Rockwall, TX (November 30, 2023) – Join in a yearly interactive conversation on December 11 at 12:00pm about holiday activities and stressors when you are a caregiver. What are your challenges, what has worked for you in the past, what have you had to change from traditional celebrations, and how do you balance caregiving and […]

Long distance caregiving resources from Rockwall Meals on Wheels

Long distance caregiving resources from Rockwall Meals on Wheels

Rockwall, TX (September 29, 2023) – What do you do as a caregiver when a loved one needs something and you do not live nearby? Long distance caregiving is a challenge whether you are an hour away or a flight out. Preparedness and planning can alleviate stress when situations arise unexpectedly. Often, these unexpected scenarios […]

Rockwall Meals on Wheels provides caregiver support for seniors and disabled citizens through routine tasks

Rockwall Meals on Wheels provides caregiver support for seniors and disabled citizens through routine tasks

Rockwall, TX (June 2, 2023) – The kitchen can be a joyful hub of the house and often a zone of comfort. When accidents happen in the kitchen, it is disheartening as it inevitably can be severe. An ounce of prevention can help mitigate these occurrences. As a caregiver to a senior or disabled citizen, […]

Rockwall Meals on Wheels offers help with disaster preparedness planning for seniors and their caregivers

Rockwall Meals on Wheels offers help with disaster preparedness planning for seniors and their caregivers

Meals on Wheels  partners with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging to provide caregiver support when preparing for natural disasters Free webinar offered May 25 ROCKWALL, TX (May 4, 2023) Disaster is defined as a serious disruption to the functioning of a community that exceeds its capacity to cope using its own resources. […]

When is the right time for someone with dementia to move into a care home?

When is the right time for someone with dementia to move into a care home?

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 3,2023) Do you ever wonder when the time is necessary to move your loved one into a long term care facility? Join Dear Lucy from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 as she discusses when is the right time, how and who should make that decision and the pros and cons […]

‘Mental Health First Aid’ webinar for caregivers set for Jan. 31

‘Mental Health First Aid’ webinar for caregivers set for Jan. 31

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Dec. 28, 2022) The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging will host a webinar/online course called ‘Mental Health First Aid,’ funded in part, by Texas Health and Human Services. The online course is designed for caregivers, professionals and family members, and will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Education, training offered for caregivers

Education, training offered for caregivers

ROCKWALL, TX (July 5, 2022) Learning more about the illness that your loved one is experiencing, or how to handle stress, can be helpful for caregivers. The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging and its partners offer educational programs that provide information to caregivers about a variety of topics such as disease, the aging […]

Stress-busting for family caregiver of persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Stress-busting for family caregiver of persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 3, 2022) Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join Family Caregivers Online to learn to […]

Caregiver education and training available on the aging process, disease, home safety and more

Caregiver education and training available on the aging process, disease, home safety and more

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 6, 2022) If you are helping someone with physical care, emotional support, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources, YOU are a caregiver! Learning more about the illness that your loved one is experiencing, or how to handle stress, can be helpful for caregivers. The Area Agency on Aging […]

Calling all caregivers! Free programs available

Calling all caregivers! Free programs available

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (August 6, 2021) The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is a proud sponsor of A Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management, and Diabetes Self-Management programs. All classes are offered free of charge to participants of all ages. A Matter of Balance Many older adults experience concerns about […]