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Armbrook Village Hosts Oktoberfest: Fun for the Whole Family

Armbrook Village Hosts Oktoberfest: Fun for the Whole Family WESTFIELD, MA — On the weekend of October 4th, Armbrook Village Senior Living hosted Oktoberfest: Under the Tent, a weekend-long tribute to the classic German-themed celebration. More than 100 residents, family members and associates gathered to enjoy food, music and entertainment related to German culture. The…

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Armbrook Residents Experience Celebrity-Style Photo Treatment

WESTFIELD, MA — On July 23rd, in honor of “National Gorgeous Grandma Day”, Armbrook Village Senior Living hosted local photographer Steve Koloski to take “Glamour Shots” of residents at the Independent, Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support Community. Rebecca Fondakowski, EnrichedLIFE Director at Armbrook, organized the project and reached out to Koloski. 22 residents signed…

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Beth Cardillo Honored as 2019 Alzheimer’s Champion at Benefit Gala

  HOLYOKE — The Pioneer Valley Friends of Alzheimer’s Association held its fourth annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 7th at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Beth Cardillo, Executive Director at Armbrook Village Senior Living, was honored as the 2019 Alzheimer’s Champion for the impact she has had in raising awareness about the effects…

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Armbrook Village Named “Business of the Year”

WESTFIELD – The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce recently announced their “Of the Year” Awards for 2018, with Armbrook Village being named Business of the Year.  Beth Cardillo, executive director at Armbrook, has been working with the senior population for over twenty years in senior living communities. “I couldn’t be happier to be selected as Business…

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Armbrook Village Offers Senior Bullying Workshop

Beth Cardillo and Julie Waniewski Give Presentation on Senior Bullying in West Springfield   Bullying at senior housing, nursing homes, and senior centers was the subject of a workshop Tuesday afternoon at the West Springfield Public Library, led by Armbrook Village Senior Living. Executive Director Beth Cardillo told 22News how improper behavior often manifests itself…

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New Bill Requires Medical Professionals be Trained in Dementia

Beth Cardillo Discusses New Bill Requiring Medical Professionals to be Trained in Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias A new state law will change the way Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are treated. The law, signed by Governor Baker, will require changes to be made throughout the state to diagnose and care for those who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Watch…

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Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence & Confidence

Armbrook Village’s new ConnectedLIFE program helps those experiencing the early signs of memory loss. Susan O’Donnell, a certified dementia practitioner, is the director of the ConnectedLIFE program at Armbrook, and she explained how it came to be. “We noticed that many of our assisted living residents were wandering around the building and not going to…

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Additions to Dementia Friendly Westfield Program

Beth Cardillo and Julie Waniewski explain what is new with Armbrook Village’s Dementia Friendly Westfield Program including a Monthly Caregiver Support Group, Westfield’s only public Memory Cafe, and a Choral Group for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Southwick MA to Become Dementia Friendly

Armbrook Village Helps Town of Southwick, MA Become Dementia Friendly Three years ago, Armbrook Village partnered with their home city to put Westfield, MA on the map as the first Dementia Friendly City on the East Coast of the US. The effort included an intense training program aimed at those who work with seniors, from nurses, CNAs…

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