Creating Confident Caregivers
Creating Confident Caregivers® is a six-week program for family caregivers of persons with dementia who are living at home. It uses the Savvy Caregiver program, designed to provide knowledge, skills, and information to improve caregiving for both the caregiver and the person with dementia.
Since its launch in 2008, the program has helped more than 6,500 caregivers of persons with dementia.
The program is free for eligible participates, but space is limited.
Caregivers may take classes from any of the program partners listed below.
The Area Agencies on Aging listed below meet the standards for providing this evidence-based program and should be contacted to receive more information or to register for upcoming classes. The program's class schedule can be found here.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging (Region 1A)
1333 Brewery Park Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207
Service Area: Cities – Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse, Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Harper Woods
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
102 N. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Service Area: Counties – Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee
Region 3A Area Agency on Aging
311 E. Alcott St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Service Area: County – Kalamazoo
CareWell Services Southwest (Region 3B)
200 W. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Service Area: County – Barry, Calhoun
Region IV Area Agency on Aging (Region 4)
2900 Lakeview Ave.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Service Area: Counties – Berrien, Cass, Van Buren
Valley Area Agency on Aging (Region 5)
225 E. Fifth St.
Flint, MI 48502
Service Area: Counties – Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee
Tri-County Office on Aging (Region 6)
5303 South Cedar St.
Lansing, MI 48911
Service Area: Counties – Clinton, Eaton, Ingham
Region VII Area Agency on Aging (Region 7)
1615 S. Euclid Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706
Service Area: Counties – Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola
Region IX Area Agency on Aging (Region 9)
2375 Gordon Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707
Service Area: Counties – Alcona, Arenac, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (Region 10)
1609 Park Dr.
P.O. Box 5946
Traverse City, MI 49686
Service Area: Counties – Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford
UPCAP/Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging (Region 11)
2501 14th Avenue South
P.O. Box 606
Escanaba, MI 49829
Service Area: Counties – Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft