Savvy Caregiver for Families

“Prior to Savvy Caregiver training, I was experiencing frustration with behaviors that did not seem to make sense.  This stress was increasing my burden, which was an unsustainable and unhealthy situation…The course delivered more than I anticipated.  The community built in the six weeks sharing the journey with other caregivers was a benefit I greatly enjoyed.  The curriculum was robust and well-paced.  But, most importantly, the facilitator Ana Robles-Rhoads, was an outstanding presenter and compassionate group leader.”

–Testimony from a Savvy Caregiver graduate


Savvy Caregiver is a seven week training designed for caregivers who assist family members or friends with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.  The course is free to all family caregivers, but you need to register!

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a unique approach to family caregiver education.  The program offers ideas gathered from many disciplines and sources.  Throughout the series caregivers are urged to learn, develop and modify approaches they can use to lessen their own stress and improve their particular caregiver situation.

Those completing this course will:

  • increase skills and knowledge for caregiving
  • understand the diseases that cause dementia and its progressive cognitive losses
  • gain confidence to effectively address dementia behaviors
  • learn effective ways to increase family involvement
  • reduce adverse impacts of caregiving.


Here is a list of upcoming Savvy Trainings in 2017:



09/13/2017             Wednesdays      1:30 – 3:30 pm                  Bradford County Senior Center, Starke, FL

09/21/2017             Thursdays          2:00 – 4:00 pm                 Staywell/Wellcare Offices, Ocala, Florida

available in 2018…

02/06/2018            Tuesdays             1:00 – 3:00 pm                  Benton House, Clermont, FL

02/06/2018            Tuesdays              2:00 – 4:00 pm                 Hospice of Marion County, Ocala, FL

02/07/2018            Wednesdays       1:00 – 3:00 pm                 Serenades, The Villages, FL

02/08/2018            Thursdays           2:00 – 4:00 pm                 Oak Hammock, Gainesville, FL

03/05/2018             Mondays             1:00 – 3:00 pm                 Haven Hospice, Chiefland, FL

04/10/2018             Tuesdays             1:00 – 3:00 pm                 1st United Methodist Church, Homosassa, FL

05/08/2018            Tuesdays             1:00 – 3:00 pm                 Pine Grove Baptist Church, Trenton, FL

05/09/2018             Wednesdays      1:00 – 3:00 pm                 Tri-County Nursing Home, Trenton, FL

05/22/2018             Tuesdays             2:00 – 4:00 pm                Haven, E.T. York Center, Gainesville, FL

07/09/2018             Mondays             1:00 – 3:00 pm                 Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, Chiefland, FL

08/02/2018             Thursdays           2:00 – 4:00 pm               St. Madeleine Church, High Springs, FL


Register for any of the above Savvy Caregiver Trainings by completing the form below.

Savvy Caregiver Registration Form

This information will be kept confidential and only submitted in annual government reports.




Questions/Concerns?    Contact:  Tom Rinkoski at either, or (352) 692-5226

Visit our YouTube Channel:  Savvy Caregiver Aging Resources!

We host videos on a wide range of caregiver subjects.  A new video is added each month.  Click on the picture to go to the YouTube channel and check out the options.