Masonicare in Newtown Hosts Free Seminars for Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients

Sign up for a series of three seminars.

Keeping the caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient healthy, legal concerns, and

behavioral challenges are among the issues that will be discussed at a series of

free seminars being offered at in Newtown, according to a

Masonicare press release.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is holding the three free

seminars, the first of which begins next Wednesday, according to the press


Each will be held Wed. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonicare will provide dinner at


Masonicare asks that anyone who wishes to attend, register for the event by

calling the Masonicare HelpLine at 1 888-679-9997. A person can register for

one, two or all three events, according to the press release.

The first session is set for Feb. 29 and is about "Family Dynamics: Keeping the

Caregiver Healthy." That training session will be taught by Carrie Effinger, who

has a masters degree in social work, according to the release.

The second is set for March 7 and is called: "Communication

Techniques/Identification of Behavorial Challenges." That is being led by Patty

O'Brien, who is the North Regional Director, Alzheimer's Assocation, the release


The third seminar, set for March 14, is on "Legal and Financal Issues," and is

going to be led by Julia M. Brown, a certified elder law attorney, according to

the release.

For directions to Masonicare, visit www.masonicare.org.


Sandy Jossick Anderson February 25, 2012 at 02:21 AM
This a great service and bebnefit for the community. I will be passing the word! Thank you!
Book Reader February 25, 2012 at 03:45 AM
If this is all according to a press release, why is there a byline?


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