Family Programming at The Waters

Connecting Families with Education and Resources to Enhance their Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing philosophy doesn’t stop with our Residents. Families are an integral partner at The Waters, and we strive to provide quality programming in a holistic manner to support their role as well. We’ve partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, UBS Financial Services, National Parkinson’s Foundation and St. Croix Hospice to bring up-to-date and evidence based programs to empower families with knowledge and skills to support the caregiver, daughter, son, and other family member roles.

While the majority of offerings are intended for family members/caregivers, current and prospective residents are invited to attend as well. All sessions are free of charge and require advance registration. You can RSVP online through the web form provided or contact the hosting Waters community directly. We hope to see you there!

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

An Alzheimer’s & Dementia Educational CEU Event

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia.

To help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond, the Alzheimer’s Association offers the Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior program.

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors.
  • List strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

Through practical information, resources, and interviews with experts, this program will help caregivers to address the challenges of dementia-related behavior.

Professionals may receive one (1) CEU for attendance.

August 9, 2017 – The Waters on 50th – 3:30pm-4:30pm
August 16, 2017 – The Waters on Mayowood – 3:30pm-4:30pm
August 17, 2017 – The Waters of Edina – 2:30pm-3:30pm
September 6, 2017 – The Waters of Plymouth – 3:30pm-4:30pm
September 14, 2017 – The Waters on Mayowood – 3:00pm-4:00pm
September 20, 2017 – The Waters of Highland Park – 3:30pm-4:30pm
October 3, 2017 – The Waters on 50th – 3:30pm-4:30pm
October 17, 2017 – The Waters of Plymouth – 3:30pm-4:30pm
October 25, 2017 – The Colony at Eden Prairie – 3:30pm-4:30pm
October 31, 2017 – The Waters of Edina – 3:30pm-4:30pm
November 7, 2017 – The Waters on Mayowood – 3:30pm-4:30pm
November 15, 2017 – The Waters of Highland Park – 3:30pm-4:30pm

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UBS Presents: Advanced Care Planning with Dr. Ann McIntosh

What is advance care planning and why does it matter? Advance care planning helps you get the healthcare you want and relieves loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want when you are unable to tell them yourself. It may give you more confidence in the (your instead of the?) future and make the grieving process easier on survivors. Advance care planning is also an important part of a comprehensive financial plan.

Dr. Ann McIntosh has over 30 years of experience in the medical field with professions ranging from nursing to Emergency Physician. She has a passion for healthcare consumer education, including the importance of having an advanced care plan. She will discuss advance care planning and ways to implement it in your families. There will be lots of time for questions.

August 22, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Waters on 50th
3500 West 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

RSVP by Tuesday, August 15 to Stephanie K. Green
Phone: 952-249-4782

UBS Presents: Planning for the Impact of Healthcare Costs

Please join us for an informative healthcare discussion on the right financial tools and guidance to bring your goals and objectives into focus. Waldean Wall, Vice President, Advanced Markets at Allianz will speak about healthcare costs before and after retirement and how they will affect the years ahead.

September 21, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Hazeltine National Golf Club
1900 Hazeltine Boulevard
Chaska, MN 55318

Cocktails and appetizers will begin at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP by Tuesday, September 12 to Stephanie K. Green
Phone: 952-249-4782

St. Croix Hospice Presents: Veterans at End of Life

This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding the unique needs of veterans at end-of-life. As part of this presentation, we will take a brief look at the time periods our veterans would have served, as well as some of the health risks they may face due to their military service. We will also discuss the impact of military service on both the veteran and their family.

Dates will be announced in September.
This presentation will be hosted at all Waters communities.