Realistic Tips and Ideas for Caregivers
July 2017
Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central promotes and supports the advancement of skills, good health, and resilience of caregivers for older adults.

We help caregivers cope with difficult matters that can complicate daily life-we also find solutions and relief for challenges of aging that involve respite, chronic illness, disability, and poverty.

Care Connection is a free, coordinated response to the special needs of caregivers for older adults through employee assistance, community partnerships, faith-community collaborations, and individualized caregiver education, planning, and support.

The We Care e-Newsletter is another way we empower caregivers throughout their caregiving journey.  Enjoy!           816-444-1122
10 apps to help older adults stay connected to family and life
By Sheryl Jean, Special Contributor  Dallas News
Mobile technology can make daily life easier, simpler and more fun. Check out these 10 free mobile apps with that goal in mind.

Another Helpful App for Caregivers

Caring Village App
Caring Village App

Caring for Someone with Dementia? This could help you!

This unique program works with caregivers of individuals who have moderate to severe dementia and/or intellectual/developmental disabled individuals who are at risk for dementia.

The program provides caregivers coaching sessions and exercise education. The Shepherd's Center Central's professionals will train the caregiver and the participant to increase pleasant activities, and improve their communication as well as problem-solving skills. 
Medicare Share
By Kori Ross, AmeriCorps CLAIM Medicare Counselor
Were any of you among the 65,000 Missourians who lost the Missouri RX Assistance Program? If you were, I will bet you have been scrambling to find a solution for your prescription drug costs!
Caregiver Tips and Hacks
Looking for some basic everyday tips to make life as a caregiver easier?  This website is worth checking out. 

When Depression and Dementia Collide 
Signs to look out for and ways to help
By  Laura Dixon , Editor
As if the changes brought about by dementia weren't devastating enough, many of the more than 5 million people living with the disease in the U.S. also face depression. In fact, it's common for people with dementia to experience not only depression but also anxiety and paranoia, according to the  American Psychological Association.
Classes and Workshops

There are many classes and workshops available in the Kansas City Area that will assist you as a caregiver.  CLICK HERE to see what is available over the next few months.
We Have More Information to Share  
Remember...The Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central is here to help anyone who is concerned about an aging parent, loved one, neighbor, or friend who needs referrals to resources, care planning, practical advice, guidance in balancing work and family, or stress relief. 
The Kansas City Caregiver Support Line provides resources and referrals for caregivers of older adults. Call 816-444-1122
Click for info on:    Care Connection
Consider a Planned Gift. Please donate. 

Please consider making a charitable bequest to Shepherd's Center of Kansas City Central in your will. Legacy gifts provide future support for charity. Any individual, at any time, can create a legacy gift. It can be as easy as naming a charity on the beneficiary form of a savings, checking or pension account, or through a more complex instrument such as a trust. 

To make a bequest to SCC, simply include these words in your will:
"I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas City Central, a
non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located in Kansas City,
MO, __% of my estate for general purposes."

To create a residual charitable bequest, use these words:
"All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both
real and personal, I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas
City Central, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located
in Kansas City, MO, for its general purposes." 
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