Showing posts with label dementia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dementia. Show all posts

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Alzheimer's program for Kids at Franklin Senior Center - Feb 20

Thursday, Feb 20 at 10:00 AM, Shannon Reardona Franklin High School senior, who is a member of the High School's Alzheimer's Club, will be doing a presentation here at the Franklin Senior Center that teaches kids about Alzheimers and what activities they can do with their grandparents.

Shannon is doing this presentation as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. A brochure is attached. She also created a list of 50 activities kids can do with their grandparents. 

Franklin TV will be here to tape her "presentation" for us, the station, and for us to put on our Dementia Friendly Franklin web page. Could you please help us spread the word?
  • Brochure
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczYWVvY3pXQVlSdjZfZ013WFFTWGNKblV1aV9R/view?usp=sharing


  • 50 Things to Do
https://drive.google.com/file/d/148StBf_loQUdBv6yte0hPti4smT2-BaY/view?usp=sharing



Dementia Friendly Franklin
Dementia Friendly Franklin

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Head's up on the Newcomers and Friends meetings for October/November 2019

Not just for Newcomers . . . 

Two Great Wednesday Nights . . . mark your calendar!!!

On October 9th, Rick Lacroix will introduce us to The Dementia Friends. This global movement’s purpose is to educate people about dementia and ways they could help make a difference in their communities, by making them friendly places for people living with Dementia. By attending this session you become a Dementia Friend!

Newcomers and Friends meetings
Newcomers and Friends meetings
This November we’re meeting one week later than our usual 2nd Wednesday of the month. On November 20th, we’re hosting two speakers . . . Town Administrator Jamie Helen and Franklin School Superintendent Sara Ahern. They’ll be updating us regarding the FY2021 Budget and other important matters in Franklin. Come with your questions! 

No need to RSVP, just join us at 7:30 at “3”! We run our meetings September through May at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central Street, Franklin. Heavy appetizers and beverages are complimentary; a cash bar is available.

Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers organization, are welcome to join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers). 

Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year. Look for us on our website www.franklinnewcomers.com, or on our Facebook page or on Meetup.com, Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dementia Friendly Training - June 26

Dementia Friendly Training

Sessions for the Alzheimer's Association's "Training for Professionals" (and retailers) will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Retailers who participate will receive a Dementia Friendly sticker for their storefronts.

Please RSVP to Maggie at the Franklin Senior Center if you will attend.  (508) 520-4945

Dementia Friendly Training - June 26
Dementia Friendly Training - June 26

Friday, April 5, 2019

What is a Dementia Friendly Community? (video)

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
A place where individuals living with dementia and their care partners can live as independently as possible, continue to be part of their communities by receiving support and understanding at local facilities such as banks, shops, cafes and restaurants and maintain their social networks.



For more about dementia and what the town is offering to become a dementia friendly community visit  https://www.franklinma.gov/dff


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Live reporting: Dementia Friendly Franklin

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Dementia Friendly Community – Maggie Gundersen & Karen Alves

(presentation to be added later)


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Franklin Library/Senior Center: Dementia and Your Family - Dec 11

Dementia and Your Family will be presented by Dr. Lyn O’Brien and Maggie Gundersen on Dec. 11, at 4:00 PM at the Franklin Public Library

Over the holidays, you may notice behaviors in elderly relatives that concern you and wonder if it could be dementia. As part of the Dementia Friendly Franklin program, this presentation will help families understand more about this condition and determine how best to navigate these issues together. All ages welcome, including children. 

Please call the Center to sign up: 508-520-4945


Franklin Library/Senior Center: Dementia and Your Family - Dec 11
Franklin Library/Senior Center: Dementia and Your Family - Dec 11


There is also DEMENTIA FRIENDS TRAINING at 10:00 AM on Dec 27. Learn to think differently about dementia, understand how it affects people and how you can help. Call the Center to sign up: 508-520-4945



DEMENTIA FRIENDS TRAINING - Dec 27
DEMENTIA FRIENDS TRAINING - Dec 27
For more about Dementia Friendly Franklin visit their web page
https://www.franklinma.gov/dff