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October 2018

Building Blocks to Success in Long Term Care

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Island Resort & Casino, Harris, MI, W399 US 2
Harris, MI 49845 US

Sixteenth Annual U.P. Long Term Care Facilities Best Practices Conference.   The goal of the conference is to give Upper Peninsula facility administrators and their staff the opportunity to network with their peers, and share successful concepts and practices that can be utilized in their facilities.  The "Building Blocks to Success in Long Term Care" Conference is designed to be interactive and informal.  Administrators, directors of nurses, social workers, activity directors, and facility medical directors/physicians are encouraged to attend along with any other staff members you feel could benefit.  This years speakers and topics consist of: AM Keynote:  Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP- Director, Institute of Gerontology and…

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Diabetes PATH Workshop – Houghton

October 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portage District Library, 58 Huron Street
Houghton, MI 49931 US

6 session group program for people living with diabetes.    Spouses, Partners, Caregivers, friends also welcome to attend.  Class will meet in the Community Room of the library.  Every Monday through November 19th, 2018

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Matter of Balance – Baraga

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KBIC Health System 2nd Floor Conference Room, 102 Superior Avenue
Baraga, MI 49908 United States
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8 session group program that meets for 2 hours per session.  This class is for anyone who has fallen or has a few of falling.  Caregivers are welcome to attend. Class meets Tuesdays and Fridays starting October 16th through November 9th. There is NO cost to attend, however registration is required.  Call Dawn at 906-353-4521 to register or if you have questions.

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Diabetes PATH Workshop-Sawyer

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Victory Lutheran Church, 315 Explorer
Gwinn, 49841 United States

6 session group program for people living with diabetes.    Topics include meal planning, label reading,  blood sugar monitoring, exercise and much more.   Caregivers also welcome to attend.  Group will meet weekly on Wednesdays October 17th through November 21st and classes will be offered at Victory Lutheran Church in Sawyer.   There is no cost to attend.   A workbook that accompanies that program will be available to purchase for $20 or to borrow. Pre registration is required.  Call Cindy Dulany at 372-3268 to register or for more information.

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UP Association of County Commissioners Fall Conference

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - October 19 @ 12:00 pm
Island Resort & Casino, W 399 U.S. 2
Harris, MI 49845 US

The 2018 Fall Conference will be held at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, MI.  The conference will have informational speakers on various topics of interest to the commissioners of the Upper Peninsula.   October 18th @ 1:00 p.m EST

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REST (Respite, Education and Support Tools) – Negaunee

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Marquette County Health Department, 184 U.S. 41
Negaunee, MI 49866 US

REST is a unique, interactive training program where you will receive the tools and education needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children. This 2 day training meets on Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th. There is NO cost to attend, however registration is required.

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PATH to Pain Management Workshop – Newberry – ** CANCELLED **

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Action Agency, 207 Newberry Avenue
Newberry, MI 49868 United States

6 session group program for people living with any health conditions that cause chronic pain.  Spouses, partners, caregivers and friends are also welcome to attend. Program meets weekly for 6 weeks on Tuesdays beginning October 23rd and running through November 27th.  Meets from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but you must register.  Space is limited.  

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Creating Confident Caregivers – Escanaba

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UPCAP Services, 2501 14th Avenue South
Escanaba, MI - Michigan 49829 United States

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This program provides participants with information, skills an attitudes to manage stress and increse their effectiveness as a caregiver. Class meets weekly on Tuesdays for six weeks starting on October 30th and running until December 4th.  Class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There is no cost to attend, however you must register!

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November 2018

2nd Annual Type 1 Diabetes Summit – Marquette

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marquette Senior High School, 1203 West Fair Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855 United States

Free event open to parents and children/adults who are living with type 1 diabetes. 10:00AM–10:30AM Registration and Vendor Exhibits   10:30AM–10:45AM Welcome Kristen Cambensy 10:45AM–11:30AM Benefits of Attending a Diabetes Camp Sarah Balko, RD, CDE Camp Director, Camp UPeninsulin 11:30AM–12:30PM Lunch and Vendor Exhibits   12:30PM–1:30PM Breakout Sessions: Nutrition for Sports Performance in T1D  Sherri Rule, RD UPHS Marquette – Nutrition & Wellness   Living with T1D Chris Plourde, RN, PWD 1:35PM–2:35PM Dealing with T1D -Behavioral and Emotional Issues Followed by Q & A Prepared by Gary Wautier, PhD UPHS Marquette – Psychology and Presented by Stephanie Wautier, RN, DC…

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Diabetes PATH Workshop – Ontonagon

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center, 400 East River Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States

6 session group program for people living wth diabetes.  Spouses, partners, caregivers and friends are also welcome to attend.  Classes meet Wednesays for 6 weeks beginning November 14th @ 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 Central Time and ending on December 19th. There is NO cost to attend, however you must register.  

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