savvy caregiver

“Prior to Savvy Caregiver training, I was experiencing frustration with behaviors that did not seem to make sense.  This stress was increasing my burden, which was an unsustainable and unhealthy situation…The course delivered more than I anticipated.  The community built in the six weeks sharing the journey with other caregivers was a benefit I greatly enjoyed.  The curriculum was robust and well-paced.  But, most importantly, the facilitator Ana Robles-Rhoads, was an outstanding presenter and compassionate group leader.”

–Testimony from a Savvy Caregiver graduate

Savvy Caregiver is a seven-week training designed for caregivers who assist family members or friends with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.  The course is free to all family caregivers, but you need to register!

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a unique approach to family caregiver education.  The program offers ideas gathered from many disciplines and sources.  Throughout the series, caregivers are urged to learn, develop and modify approaches they can use to lessen their own stress and improve their particular caregiver situation.

Those completing this course will:

  • increase skills and knowledge for caregiving
  • understand the diseases that cause dementia and its progressive cognitive losses
  • gain confidence to effectively address dementia behaviors
  • learn effective ways to increase family involvement
  • reduce adverse impacts of caregiving.

2021 Savvy Caregiver Training Schedule

Savvy Caregiver Training – In-Person Classes (7 weeks) 

9/13/2021 Mondays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Columbia County Senior Services, Lake City, Register with Renee 352-692-5226

Savvy Caregiver Training Virtual Classes – LIVE Online training program


Savvy Caregiver Virtual Training 

8/12/2021 Thursdays 10 am to 12 pm Judi 352-692-5233

Coping with Caregiving I Virtual Training Program

This class is for individuals in all types of caregiving situations.

8/10/2021 Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm, Register with Judi 352-692-5233

Coping with Caregiving II Virtual Training Program

This class is for the caregiver of a person with memory loss or dementia.

8/9/2021 Mondays 10 am to 12 pm, Register with Renee 352-692-5226

8/11/2021 Wednesdays 2 pm to 4 pm, Register with Teri 352-692-5220

9/7/21 Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm, Register with  Judi 352-692-5233


Register for any of the above Savvy Caregiver Trainings by completing the form below.

Questions/Concerns?    Contact:  Johnnie Jones at (352) 692-5277 or

Caregiver Connection Fall 2019

Click the link above to read the latest version of our newsletter for caregivers, Caregiver Connection.

Address: 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301 Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone:1-800-262-2243  •  Fax: 352-378-1256

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