The Saavy Caregiver Program Morgantown WV

Respite care services will be provided free of charge for individuals attending this training. You are invited to bring family members to the Respite Care center at SUMC or to have someone care for your family member in your home.

Reimbursement will be provided. Prior arrangements are required. Please call 304-292-0186 for more information.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18. 25; November 1, 15

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Suncrest United Methodist Church



Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June

JUNE, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June


Altenheim Resource & Referral Services and Good Shepherd Nursing Home are partnering to bring you a special program for The Longest Day 2017 and Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month to increase awareness, provide education and garner support for the devastation of dementia.



2:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Sign in starts at 1:30pm

Free and open to the public

Morgan Pavol, Community Education Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Office of the WV Alzheimer’s Association will present this program at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling WV in the classroom.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Call us at 304 243-0996 to reserve your space.  Seating is limited.

Do you know the Basics of Alzheimer’s?

Do you know the Basics of Alzheimer’s? This free community workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and is designed to help families and caregivers gain a better understanding of warning signs, diagnosis, risk factors and much more. Join us in Barboursville, WV, on June 29 at 12pm at The Village at Riverview for a presentation of the Basics of Alzheimer’s.

Northern Panhandle Alzheimer’s & Dementia University, June 27

Join us next Tuesday, as we bring Alzheimer’s & Dementia University to West Liberty University in the Wheeling area. This one day conference for family and professional caregivers covers a variety of topics geared to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s and give you tools and resources to provide care to your loved one/s throughout each stage of the disease. Register online at the link below or by phone at 800.272.3900. Upcoming location: Morgantown.

TLD Spotlight: The Longest Day Music Festival

TLD Spotlight: The Longest Day Music Festival

The Longest Day® is finally here! We’ve seen some really amazing events taking place this year…and they don’t end today. BRICK, an eclectic rock band is hosting an all-day music fundraiser this Saturday, June 24, at O’Connell’s Irish Pub in Martinsburg from 11am-midnight. Admission is $5 to this family friendly event. In addition to live music, the day will feature corn hole, face painting, a bake sale and much more. To learn more about The Longest Day, visit