Educational Workshops for ICGMC Volunteers & Family Caregivers
Interfaith Caregivers of Grater Mercer County provides volunteer workshops for our volunteer caregivers. These educational programs help volunteers to develop skills needed in serving seniors and people with disabilities. Workshops, also provide volunteers with community, healthcare and social service resources they can share with their care receivers. These workshops, led by experts in the field who donate their time, are open to ICGMC volunteers and friends of the agency at no cost.
In 2020 quarterly Volunteer Trainings and Workshops were cancelled due to COVID safety and in-person restrictions.
Monthly new volunteer trainings became virtual presentations.
In addition, group leader meetings and volunteer skills building activities focused on COVID 19 health and safety info, new agency protocols and limitations, and assistance with Zoom and virtual software to allow for attendance at virtual meetings and activities.
In 2021, quarterly trainings and activities will re-start, but may still be offered virtually throughout the year until safety limitations are lifted.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia A-Z
Presenter: Mary Ann Ross, Alzheimer’s NJ
Safety Awareness, In and Around Your Home
Presenter: Nancy Distelcamp, RN, CEN, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Transportation Options for Seniors – Mercer County
Panel Presentation, with Guests from T.R.A.D.E., Logisticare, Access Link, & Ride Provide
A Day of Reflection, Renewal and Resilience For Mind, Body & Spirit
Teresa Anderson, MA, Interfaith Spiritual Leader, LIFE St. Francis
Kevin Dohrenwend, Ed.S, Retired Community College Counselor Full Professor, Retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kathleen McGlinchy, Certified Facilitator, New Jersey Department of Senior Services
Scams Against Seniors: How They Can Protect Themselves
Joseph Armano, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office
Learn From Experts on Senior Concerns
Eileen Doremus, Mercer County Office on Aging
Mary Kay Krowkowski, Aging Advisors
Robert Morris, Stark & Stark