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Dementia Friendly Westfield

Additions to Dementia Friendly Westfield Program

Sarah Georges 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.… Read more

Southwick MA to Become Dementia Friendly

Pam Maloney 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.… Read more

Armbrook Village Spreads Dementia Awareness

Pam Maloney Memory Café, Virtual Training Experience Helps Community Understand Dementia September 15, 2016 | Lori Szepelak WESTFIELD-Beth Cardillo, M.Ed., LSW, and her staff at Armbrook Village on North Road are encouraging community members to join the “dementia friendly movement.” “We are… Read more

Cardillo Named 2016 Jim Quinn Human Service Award Recipient

Pam Maloney WESTFIELD, MA –  Beth Edelberg Cardillo, LSW, Executive Director of Armbrook Village Senior Living in Westfield, was recently awarded the 2016 Jim Quinn Human Service Award at the Western New England University’s Regional Social Work Conference. This award is given… Read more

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Discusses Dementia Friendly Mass

Pam Maloney Massachusetts’ Dementia Friendly Initiative on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio and host Lori La Bey invited Senior Living Residences’ Robert Larkin, Pamela Maloney, and Cassi Braithwaite to talk about why they decided to bring the Dementia Friendly movement to… Read more

Westfield to Become First Dementia Friendly City in Eastern US

Pam Maloney Former Westfield Mayor Daniel M. Knapik and Beth Cardillo, Armbrook executive director (right) announced a partnership to provide education and training of city employees, first responders, local business and the general public to recognize the signs of dementia and embrace… Read more

The “Dementia Friendly” Experience

Pam Maloney Many communities are making their towns and cities “Dementia Friendly”, and that begins with understanding what it’s like to have dementia. Seth and Ashley got to experience it first hand. Beth Cardillo, Executive Director at Armbrook Village in Westfield helped… Read more

Envisioning a Dementia Friendly Massachusetts

Pam Maloney Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all knew how to better assist and communicate with people with dementia? This is why Senior Living Residences has launched Dementia Friendly Massachusetts, a public education initiative intended to combat the social stigma and… Read more

Promoting “Dementia Friendly” Communities

Pam Maloney CHICOPEE, Mass. – They believe it’s time for a better understanding of dementia, and that begins with promoting “dementia friendly” communities. Mayor Daniel Knapik, City of Westfield and Beth Cardillo, Executive Director, Armbrook Village Senior Living join Ashley Kohl from… Read more

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