Albany County
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George Brown, Commissioner

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

Calendar of Community Events of Interest to Seniors and Caregivers

Albany Law School’s
End-of-Life Care: Three Tuesdays in February 2016

February 2, 9 and 23 4:00–6:00pm
Albany Law School
1928 Building, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (421)

  •  February 2, 2016: Do You Know Enough About Hospice and End-of-Life Care?
    An audience quiz and presentations on questions raised in the 2014 Report of the Institute of Medicine, “Dying in America.”
  • February 9, 2016: “Death with Dignity” and the Role of Medical Professionals
    An examination of legal and medical perspectives.
  • February 23, 2016: Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care
    An examination and panel discussion of the legal and ethical issues raised in a recent case.

These programs have each been approved for 2.0 hours of Professional Practice CLE Credit. Registration is free but required. For more information visit their website or email Amy Gunnells at

Community Caregivers Spring 2016 Workshop Series

The Health Engagement & Literacy Project (H.E.L.P.)
Helping Individuals & Family Caregivers Understand & Navigate the Changing World of Health Care

Overview of trends and developments in the health care landscape shaping new directions in patients' role in their care. 

All sessions begin at 10:00am
Hampton Inn, 1442 Western Avenue, Albany.

FREE to attend, but advance registration is required. Call 456-2898 to register or for more information. 

  • Friday, February 26, 2016
    Patient Rights—including your rights as a hospital patient and accessing your medical records. Guest presenter from Statewide Senior Action Council.
  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    Talking With Your Doctor: Communicating Effectively With Your Health Care Team. Presented by the Community Caregivers team, including an Albany Medical College student volunteer.
  • Friday, April 8, 2016 Hospital to Home, Part One
    Care Transitions Part One. What every patient and caregiver needs to know for successful hospital discharge. Guest expert panel. Overview of New York's new CARE Act for caregivers.
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 Hospital to Home, Part Two
    Care Transitions, Part Two: What Happens Once You Are Home? Planning for a successful recuperation at home. Guest expert panel.
  • Friday, May 6, 2016 Advance Health Care Directives
    Advance Health Care Planning: Making Choices that Are Right for You. Choosing a health care representative and ensuring that wishes for your care are known and honored. Guest Speaker to be announced.

Alzheimer’s Association of NENY’s
20th Annual Caregiver Conference

Thursday, March 31
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road

"Finding the Hope...Caregiver Resilience in the Face of Alzheimer's," the 20th annual caregiver conference, provides an opportunity for family care partners and healthcare professionals to hear from industry leaders, attend educational workshops, learn about local resources, visit with vendors, and network with hundreds of others sharing the same experiences. Save the date and check their website for more information.

Capital Region Caregiver Coalition’s
9th Annual Tools for Caregivers Day

Saturday, April 16, 8:00am–12:00pm
St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church
440 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY

This FREE educational event is devoted to assisting caregivers. The event includes workshops, resource tables and free drawings and giveaways. The event is free, but you must register prior to the day of the event. To register call Angela at (518) 248-3807 or send an email to Workshops & vendors information will be available on their website.

The Sidney Albert Jewish Community Center’s
Health & Services Fair for Adults and Senior Adults

Sunday, April 26, 10:30am–2:30pm
Sidney Albert Jewish Community Center
340 Whitehall Road in Albany

This annual fair will feature free health screenings, demonstrations, information booths, refreshments, door prizes, therapeutic message, Quick adult haircuts and more. For more information contact Claire Sigal at (518) 438-6651 x112.

Tax Preparation help: learn about free tax preparation sites help in Albany County and how to schedule an appointment. Tax information and sites

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