Seminars, Classes & Support Groups

Caregivers Support Group

Serving as a caregiver for a loved one can be a rewarding experience. It also can be one of life’s most challenging experiences. We help support those who are caring for a loved one with illness or memory loss.

Research shows that when caregivers attend organized support groups run by trained professionals, they can double the amount of time a senior with dementia can stay at home, rather than be cared for through an outside and often more costly program. Support groups also provide increased peace-of-mind to families trying to accommodate their loved one’s wishes.

Caring for the Caregiver sessions will address valuable coping skills needed to deal with conflicting demands, ways to understand and manage challenging behaviors, the importance of self-care and time away, future care considerations, and more. And because caregiving can be isolating, support group members often find great comfort by sharing their experiences with others in similar situations.

Caregiver Support Group Brochure

 

Spring Dates

February 7- 4:30-6:00pm

SKIP

February 21- 4:30-6:00pm

February 28- 4:30-6:00pm

March 7- 4:30-6:00pm

March 14- 4:30-6:00pm

March 21 – 4:30-6:00pm

Location: UCF Health, East Orlando office. 3400 Quadrangle Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817

Contact Daniel Paulson at Daniel.Paulson2@ucf.edu or see the Dept. of Psychology OLDeR Lab for more details.

Yoga for Health

Yoga can benefit your health in many different ways. Join us at our monthly workshops where Alpa, a certified yoga instructor, will assist you in integrating yoga into your path to wellness with a new topic each month. Cost is $10 per class. Open to the public.

Every 4th Friday at the Medical City office location at 9 a.m.- check the calendar on the home page to make sure class is meeting that week.

The Feb. 24 class will cover the lympathic system. See the event flyer for more details:2-24_Lymphatic system and yoga

 

Weight Management Group – 8-week series 

In this program you will learn cognitive and behavioral skills for managing weight to improve overall health and quality of life. You must be a UCF Health patient to participate.

Location: UCF Health East Orlando Office – 3400 Quadrangle Blvd. Orlando, FL 32817

Start date:  March 29, 2017

Meeting time: Wednesdays from 4 – 5 pm

Number of sessions: 8 consecutive weekly sessions

Session length: 1.0 hour each

Fee: none

Who should join?

UCF Health patients who want to learn healthy ways to manage their weight and who are committed to attending weekly group meetings.

How do I sign up?

Notify a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) that you are interested in joining the group by

calling 407-882-4840 or notify the on-call BHC that you are interested in joining the weight management group when you are at UCF Health.

What do I need to do to prepare for the group?

Simply arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your first meeting in order to complete a few questionnaires that will be used during the group.

What topics will be covered in the group?

03/29/2017           Group 1: “Motivation and Reasons to Change”

04/05/2017          (latest date to join this group!) Group 2: “Record Keeping for Weight Loss and Physical Activity”

04/12/2017           Group 3: “Triggers and Cues & Managing Urges”

04/19/2017            Group 4: “Behavior Chain / Building Confidence”

04/26/2017           Group 5: “CBT Cognitive Restructuring and Challenging Negative Thoughts”

05/03/2017          Group 6: “Mindful Eating / Stress Management”

05/10/2017          Group 7: “Social Support and Dealing with Pressures to Eat”

05/17/2017           Group 8: “Maintenance”

 

Missed this session? We will do this again! Contact us for future dates. RSVP today!