Caregiver Support Programs

In addition to Savvy Caregiver Training, our Caregiver Coaches are often presenting caregiver training and support programs throughout North Central Florida.  These programs are free to any interested dementia caregiver.  They are on a variety of different subjects related to dementia caregiving!  Find one that interests you!  Call the Caregiver Coach listed with any questions you may have.



06/15/2017       World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,  10:00 am – 3:00 pm @Gainesville Senior Center, 5701 SW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL  32607.  Call Betty Flagg at (352) 692-5219

06/22/2017      Building  Support Team to Support You!, 1:00 – 2:00 pm @ Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL.  Tom Rinkoski will be speaking to the monthly meeting of the support group on how to build a collaborative team to help and assist you in caregiver duties and to give you more moments of respite!

07/05/2017      Building Your Support Team Throughout the Caregiver Journey, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, @ The Windsor of Ocala, 2650 SE 18th Avenue, Ocala, FL.  Contact Wendy Dotson at (352) 873-8000.  Tom Rinkoski and David Huckabee (Alzheimer’s Association) will be speaking together about learning who to turn to for help and assistance throughout your caregiver journey.  Cosponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Elder Options and Clay Electric Cooperative.

07/08/2017     Caregiver Education & Empowerment Day, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, @ Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Ct, Lake City, FL;  Features presentations on Effective Communication, Dealing With Negative Behaviors, and specialized programs for African American Populations;  RSVP is required.  Call (800) 272.3900 to reserve your spot.

07/10/2017      Caregiving and Dementia, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, at PRIDE Center of Gainesville, 3131 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL.  Contact Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226.  This workshop is designed for LGBTQ persons who find themselves caring for persons with dementias and are looking for help and assistance.

07/20/2017       Death, Dying and Dementia, 9:30 am – 11:30 am @ Blessed Sacrament Church, 720 12th Street, Clermont, FL., Contact Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226

07/20/2017      Fearless Caregiver Conference; 10:00 am – 2:30 pm @ The Extension Auditorium, 2232 NE Jackson Road, Ocala, FL  34470.  Featuring Gary Barg and a panel of experts.  Sponsored by Today’s Caregiver Magazine.  Contact 954.362.8126 for free tickets to reserve your spot.

07/20/2017      Alive Inside: A premier screening of the movie at the Rialoto Theater in Spanish Springs, 1105 Alonzo Avenue, Lady Lake, Florida.  2:00 pm.  Discussion afterward featuring Dr. Kerry Burnright.  Reserve a spot by contacting (352) 75-6795

09/13/2017       4th Annual Coping With Dementia Conference for Caregivers, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills, FL;  Free and open tot he public, RSVP to Debbie at (352) 422-3663 or