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Education/ Network Thursday, September 16th – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Bridges by Epoch at Lexington at our Welcome Center at 352-354 Pleasant St. Belmont – “Put Your Best Face Forward – Professional Headshot Updates” – compliments of Lexington’s newest Senior Living Communities.  Could your website, LinkedIn and other social media profiles pics use a makeover?  Come have a new one taken by a professional photographer and catch up with friends and colleagues from Bridges by EPOCH and Waterstone of Lexington during the picture-perfect Event.  Kindly RSVP to Senior Advisor Renee and reserve your 15-minute time slot today at rberad@bridgesbyepoch.com.

 

Education/ Network Tuesday, September 21st6:00 PM Start Time – 1 CE RN/SW/CM - Virtual Presentation and Food Pick-Up at Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston -  "Suicidal Ideation in Hospice" by Renee Goldstein Fixler, LICSW. Suicidal ideation and requests to hasten death can be quite common in the hospice population. These issues may be raised by patients as well as families, and they can emerge at any time during the hospice experience.  During this presentation, clinicians will learn how to identify cues, respond to requests and devise a course of action that both adheres to legal obligations and helps decrease distress/anxiety, problem solve and in some cases, use the opportunity for ultimate growth.  BAYADA is partnering with Good Shepherd Community Care and Susan Bailys Assisted Living. The program comes with a  complimentary dinner that can be picked up at Susan Bailis, located at 352 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02155 between 3PM and 430PM.  It will be a drive thru pick up.  Please RSVP to Cara Kelley at ckelley@bayada.com.


Education/ Network Wednesday, September 22nd – 11:45 Registration, 12:00 to 1:00 PM Presentation – Adelaide of Newton Center, Care Connections by Benchmark - 1 CE RN/SW/CM – “Hospice, Palliative, & Home Care, Oh My!” – presented by Laura Lynn Morrissey from Amada and hosted by Adelaide of Newton Centre.  You will learn: Clearly identify the roles and funding operations of hospice, palliative and home care; Understand the new CMS changes to palliative and home care; Understand and address key issues in the hospice/home care relationship; Provide education for consumer about end-of-life care options.  Lunch will be served!  RSVP by Friday, Sept 17th to Maryann Dolan at mdolan@benchmarkquality.com or 617.544.3454.


Education/ Network Wednesday, September 22nd – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Newton-Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care – “COZY UP TO FALL – Drive-Thru Event” – Stop by Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care to celebrate the first day of fall.  Just pull up and we will hand you a delicious cider and cozy cider kit to go!  Bring a business card to enter the raffle for a gift basket.   Questions or to RSVP contact Kara Miller at kara.miller@nhca.com


Education/ Network Wed, September 22nd – 6:30 PM Start – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “Estate Planning and Estate Administration – What is the process of administrating an estate?” presented by Elder Law Attorney Tim Loff.  Why should you do estate planning documents and how will they work in the process of administering an estate?  Are there pitfalls to avoid?  Why might you want to have a trust instead o f a Will?  Come learn the answers to these important questions.  General questions are welcome.  Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com to receive the link.

 

Education/ Network Wednesday, September 22nd – 11:00 AM Start – Virtual sponsored by Bridges at Epoch -1 SW/CMC CE – “Dementia Behaviors and Non-Pharmacological Interventions” with Alicia Seaver, VP of Memory Care, Operations and Certified Memory Impairment Specialist.  Dementia’s deteriorating effects on the bran cause neurotransmitter disturbances, neuronal damage and poor integrative function that often manifest in challenging behavior changes. Upon completion participants will better understand: How dementia can affect the brain, body, personality and behaviors; Goals of non-pharmacological therapies; Various types of non-pharmacological therapies; How to manage challenging behaviors with non-pharma interventions.  Please register HERE.


Education/ Network Wednesday, September 22nd – 4:30 to 5:30 PM – The Residence at Valley Farm in Ashland – “Tapas & Wine Pairing” – Join us Porch Side at Valley Farm – Our fabulous Chef Chris and his team will create a grand charcuterie board with Italian and Spanish meats and cheeses accompanied by house-make pickles, fruit spreads, local honey, and artisan crackers paired with delicious wines.  Featured menu items will include petite arancini, grilled flatbreads, leek tarts, and assorted frilled meats and seafood.  RSVP by Friday, Sept 17th to Bernadette Clougher at bclougher@lcbseniorliving.com or 508.532.3197.


Education/ Network  Wednesday, September 22nd – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Zoom Virtual Event – 1 CE RN/SW/CM – “Compassionate Care Through a Cultural Lens: Hospice Care in Russian, Asian and Latino Communities” sponsored by Good Shepherd Community Care and the Boston Area Chapter of the HPNA.  This program will provide attendees with an introductory multicultural perspective on the beliefs, rituals and traditions related to death, dying and grief in Russian, Asian and Latino communities.  Speakers: Artur Micolisin, Dir of Russian Programming & Asst Dir of Nursing; Perrie Mo SW, Asian Program Coordinator, Milton Joel SW, Latino Program Coordinator; and Moderated by Renee Goldstein Fixler, Dir of Counseling Services.  For registration information please contact Nicole DePace at bostonhpna@gmail.com

Network Wednesday, September 22nd – 1:30 – 4PM- Cadbury Commons (Cambridge) - 25th Anniversary and Time Capsule Opening:  Come join us as we open our Time Capsule and celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  Cocktails and refreshments will be served.  Music by Rebecca ClinePlease RSVP to eshahinian@cadburycommons.com 


Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd -11 AM- 1PM -Norwood Senior Center, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood Age Well with HESSCO Drive - Thru Event Community Partners will be sharing resources, fun giveaways, and festive attire as older adults drive-thru... Sponsorship Opportunities still available. Contact Susan for more information at slongmoore@hessco.org


Network Thursday, September 23 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM – New Horizons in Marlborough – Metro West Provider Meeting – no need to RSVP – This hopefully will be the 2nd “back in-person” meeting.  No need to RSVP but note that if conditions change due to the variant then we will go back to virtual and it will be noted on my next Events email.  If all goes well the October “in-person” meeting will be at Whitney Place in Natick.


Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd – 4:00 PM Appetizers/Light Dinner, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Presentation – Goddard/Homestead, 1188 Main St., Worcester – SW/CDP CE’s, RN Contact Hour - "Recognizing, Responding, Reporting, and Preventing Abuse and Neglect” Presented by Tammy Pozerycki, Dementia Specialist, Owner, Educator, and Consultant of Alternatives in Alzheimer's.  Food is provided by Decanted Wine Truck!  Please RSVP to Tracey King at 508.868.0967.

 

Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd- 6-7:30 PMVirtually hosted by Artis Senior Living in Lexington – FREE Professional Webinar - Learn What Dark Chocolate, Cobblestones & Juggling Have in Common – Presented by Donna Fedua, M.A., Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses, LLC – 1.5 CE credits for board certified case managers and social work, Marriage & family therapist, Professional counselor & licensed psychology license renewal - exciting scientific evidence demonstrates that some people have extra brain capacity called cognitive reserve to ward off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease even when their brains show significant Alzheimer’s pathology. You will learn the basic theory about cognitive reserve and the relatively new field of brain fitness, as well as practical strategies to enhance brain functioning. These no-cost brain fitness strategies can be incorporated into daily life to build cognitive reserve. Please join us for a lively and interactive workshop! – Register by 9/22 by calling 339-970-5772 or Click here to RSVP


  Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd -9 AM to 10 AM – Virtual Lexington Provider Meeting – sponsored by Youville House/Place – Join us for our Fall networking session!   Yanira Burgos, Director, Director of Community Outreach at Youville Assited Living, will facilitate introductions, share updates and lead discussion about our shared experiences, challenges and successes as we head into the fall.  Attendees will have the change to introduce themselves, discuss their organizations and share their own updates.  New attendees and guests are always welcome!  Please click here to register and gain access.

  

Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd- 6-7:30 PMVirtually hosted by Artis Senior Living in Lexington – FREE Professional Webinar - Learn What Dark Chocolate, Cobblestones & Juggling Have in Common – Presented by Donna Fedua, M.A., Gerontologist & Founder, Borrow My Glasses, LLC – 1.5 CE credits for board certified case managers and social work, Marriage & family therapist, Professional counselor & licensed psychology license renewal - exciting scientific evidence demonstrates that some people have extra brain capacity called cognitive reserve to ward off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease even when their brains show significant Alzheimer’s pathology. You will learn the basic theory about cognitive reserve and the relatively new field of brain fitness, as well as practical strategies to enhance brain functioning. These no-cost brain fitness strategies can be incorporated into daily life to build cognitive reserve. Please join us for a lively and interactive workshop! – Register by 9/22 by calling 339-970-5772 or Click here to RSVP


  Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – The Residence at Orchard Grove in Shrewsbury – “Wine Tasting – It’s Wine Time!” – Orchard Grove and Broken Creek Vineyard are collaborating to bring you an assortment of delicious wine and savory treats. Our chef has crafted a fine cheese and chocolate flight menu to pair with Broken Creek’s crisp white and rich red wines. Come experience a high-end event at your beautiful community!  RSVP by Friday, September 17th to 508.841.5735.


  Education/ Network Thursday, September 23rd – 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Good Shepherd Community Care in Newton – “OPEN HOUSE!!” Please joins us for an open house at our new location (160 Wells Ave, Newton).  Get a tour of our facilities in conjunction with our Annual Boston Marathon Fundraiser.  There will be food, drinks, amazing prizes raffle and a silent auction.  And Stephen is back running in the 125th Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for “this wonderful organization.”  Suggested $10 donation at the door.  To RSVP or for more info on donating, please contact Caroline at ccueva@gscommunitycare.org

  Education/ Network Tuesday, September 28th – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – MetroWest Senior Real Estate Zoom Networking Meeting – Join us for discussion around Senior Moving or Aging in Place.  For more info or to RSVP please contact Nina Sable at nina.sable@commonmoves.com  Note: This takes place the fourth week of each month on Tuesday at 10:00 AM.  NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST.


Education/ Network    Wednesday, September 29th -  9:00 to 10:00 AM – Sponsored by Brookdale at Cushing Park in Framingham – CE Virtual Event – “The Pursuit of Health Equity in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Space” – RSVP to Kathleen Prior at kprior1@brookdale.com


Education/ Network Wednesday, September 29th – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Live Online “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care” seminar sponsored by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner’sThis is the required seminar to obtain your credentials as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Please register at https://alternativesinalzheimerscare.com/shop/9-29-2021-live-online-nccdps-alzheimers-disease-and-dementia-care-seminar/ Cost of seminar is $200.00. Upon completion of the seminar and if you qualify, you may apply and pay $135.00 with NCCDP to obtain your credentials. Please contact Tammy 508-861-6709 or tammy@altalz.com with any questions.


Education/ Network   Tuesday, September 29th6:00 PM Start Time – 1 CE RN/SW/CM - Virtual Presentation and Food Pick-Up at Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston -  "Suicidal Ideation in Hospice" by Renee Goldstein Fixler, LICSW. Suicidal ideation and requests to hasten death can be quite common in the hospice population. These issues may be raised by patients as well as families, and they can emerge at any time during the hospice experience.  During this presentation, clinicians will learn how to identify cues, respond to requests and devise a course of action that both adheres to legal obligations and helps decrease distress/anxiety, problem solve and in some cases, use the opportunity for ultimate growth.  BAYADA is partnering with Good Shepherd Community Care and Susan Bailis Assisted Living. The program comes with a  complimentary dinner that can be picked up at Susan Bailis, located at 352 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02155 between 3PM and 430PM.  It will be a drive thru pick up.  Please RSVP to Cara Kelley at ckelley@bayada.com.

 
Education/ Network Thursday, September 30th4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Care One at Millbury – “Autumn Soiree’” – Meet our new Executive Director and Director of Nursing and enjoy an evening of networking.  Held in our Outdoor Courtyard there will be music by The Love Dogs!   Please bring your business cards to share and to enter our raffle.  Co-Sponsored by Ascend Hospice and Brookdale Senior Living.   RSVP by Sept 27th to Cheryl Perry at 508.713.4458.


 Education/ Network Wednesday, October 6th – 4:00 PM Start – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS! What’s really hiding in your household cleaning products?” Did you know that the household products you use daily can cause you and your family serious health issues? According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, former head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “It’s safer to eat a product than it is to rub it onto your skin.” Attend this program to understand and learn from Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDCES, CDC, NDPP, Lifestyle Coach, CDP, Certified Ageless Grace Educator if and how chemicals are regulated. Learn how to become an informed consumer and ingredient detective. Leave ready and eager to begin making the shift from using toxic, harmful products to using safer, non-toxic, inexpensive alternatives you probably already have around your home. You and your family’s future health depend upon it!  Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com to receive the link.


 Education/ Network  Thursday, September 30th – 5:30 PM Registration, 6:00 Presentation – Carriage House at Lee’s Farm in Wayland – “You’re Invited – Special Event for Caregivers.  Professionals can certainly send out to their clients and families” -  Please join us as Dementia expert Andrew Budson, MD guides caregivers to better ways of communication with and managing the care needs for their loved ones living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Dr. Budson is the Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Professor of Neurology at the BU School of Medicine and Author.  The first 15 people to RSVP will receive a FREE copy of Dr. Budson’s new book, 16 Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.  Space is limited.  Contact Libby to reserve your seat at 508.965.0690 or lmattei@northbridgecos.com.


 Education/ Network   Tuesday, October 5th – 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Whitney Place at Sharon – “Join us for Oktoberfest” - Come celebrate Whitney Place at Sharon’s 4-year anniversary with live German Oom Pah music and tasty, traditional Oktoberfest cuisine. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus and meet Matt Salmon, CEO. To RSVP, Please email Engagement & Community Outreach Director Allison Karsay at akarsay@salmonhealth.com by September 28th.


Network Thursday, October 7th– 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM  VIRTUAL -  Waltham Senior Provider Networking Meeting – Due to newly instituted protocols we will still not be able to meet in person in October!! If you have not attended a previous meeting please RSVP to Bob DePeron at bob@rahbostonmetro.com


Education/ Network  Friday, October 8th – 9-1 PM- Virtual event! Law school for social workers – Learn all the law you need to know to work with your older clients and those with disabilities. You’ll also receive there CEU credits. Speakers: Jeffrey A. Bloom, Patricia C. Agostino, Sarah Hartline, Laura Goodman – Cost $35 (all proceeds to go to FCSN – Federation for Children with Special Needs) – Topics include: Masshealth community benefits, Masshealth Eligibility for Nursing Home Care, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Special needs planning. REGISTER HERE


Network Thursday, October 14th – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Allston/Brighton Senior Provider’s Networking meeting – It has a new host, e-Volv Senior Connections, a soon to the market provider of virtual content for our seniors.  We will continue to run the networking meeting virtually (you can continue to wear your pajamas) on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 8 am.  Please use this link to register for Oct 14th:  https://mailchi.mp/evolvsc/allstonbrighton-senior-providers-networking-registration-page Plenty of free coffee…if you bring it!


Education/ Network Thursday, October 14th – 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM Start Times – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “Helping Veterans Bridge the Financial Gap for Independent and Assisted Living” Presented by Patty Servaes of Elder Resource Benefits Counseling. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term housing solutions with available healthcare services during their lives. The VA Basic Pension with Aid and Attendance can help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses bridge the gap in paying for Assisted or Independent Living.  This program will be offered twice on the same day!  Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com with your preferred time and to receive the link.


Education/ Network Thursday, October 14th – 6:30 PM Start – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “WILLS IN A WEEK”  - Wills in a Week© is designed for couples who want to leave their entire inheritance to their spouse and children in equal shares, or individuals who want to leave everything to their children equally and want to protect their primary residence in a trust. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t have a willIf your reasons for this include “Time” or “Money” then this seminar is for you! Join us and you will learn about all the documents that need to be drafted and how to get them all completed within one week’s time.  Facilitated by Attorney Julie Ladimer, this seminar will take you through the necessary steps to get you signing your documents in record time!  Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com to receive the link.


 Education/ Network Wednesday, October 20th – 3:30 PM Start – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “THE FORGOTTEN PATIENT” - This one-hour educational program facilitated by Tammy Pozerycki,  BC-DEd, MA, CADDCT, CFRDT, CDP, COTP,   Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care will present caregiver burden specifically regarding the spouse or life partner  of a person with dementia. Often overlooked by healthcare professionals, the caregiving spouse or life partner becomes the forgotten patient. The risks associated with caregiver burden, assessment strategies, and overall care partner needs will be discussed. Family-centered care includes asking how a patient’s caregiver is doing and providing concrete supportive resources and referrals. The health and well-being of the spouse or life partner caregiver are critical to providing care to a person with dementia.

Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com to receive the link


Education/ Network Thursday, October 21st – 5:00 PM Start – Virtual Presentation sponsored by Whitney Place, The Willows – “THE SALMON CONTINUUM OF CARE” -   Please join Andrew Salmon as he shares with you the history of SALMON Health and Retirement and explains fully what The Salmon Health and Retirement Continuum of Care is. Attend this program to learn and understand what are the service levels within our continuum?  Where are these SALMON services located? How do you access them when needed?  Who are the key contact people and information? Please RSVP to Sharon Loveridge, Director of Business Development at sloveridge@salmonhealth.com to receive the link.


Network Thursday, Oct 21 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM  SSN Metro West Whitney Place, 3 Vision Drive, Natick


Education/ Network  Wednesday, October 27th,  5:45 Registration - 8:00 PM – Boston Marriot Newton – Annual Good Shepherd Institute Dinner – “Love Is Not A Zero Sum Game: Losing My Wife to Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease” Guest speaker is Tom Keane who is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, Politico Magazine and more, plus he can be seen and heard frequently on local television and radio shows such as WBURs Radio Boston/Week-in-Review, WGBHs Great Boston and their Boston Public Radio.  The in-person session will be capped at 250 with a hybrid option available via Zoom.  Please click here for more details and to sign up.  Or email Christine Kelleher for more information at ckelleher@GSCommunityCare.org.  

Ongoing…  

* (Monthly Parkinson's Support Group!) First WEDNESDAY of every month 6:00 - 7:30 PM at The Falls at Cordingly Dam in Newton - Parkinson's Classroom - Understand. Educate. Support. - The complexity of Parkinson's Disease severely impacts families, caregivers and those with PD.  Our group provides opportunity of support through various educational topics, guest speakers from experts in the field of PD and meeting others who understand - facilitated by Niki Sinopoli LICSW, co-sponsored by Bob from Right at Home Boston Metro West. This group is for caregivers, family members, and those with PD - RSVP to Niki at niki@nextstepeldercare.com or 617-903-0076