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Acton Memory Cafe Provides Supportive Environment

Sarah Georges The “Dementia Friendly” movement is one that is quickly spreading across our area. As part of this movement, a monthly Memory Café in Acton offers a safe space for individuals with memory loss and their families to connect, share stories… Read more

Forestdale Park Brings Dementia Training to Malden Public Library

Sarah Georges On Aug. 28, Forestdale Park Senior Living brought its Dementia Experience training to the Malden Public Library. Forestdale Park, a Volunteers of America Senior Community, is currently working to make the Malden area “Dementia Friendly” by conducting presentations and interactive… Read more

Forestdale Park Brings Dementia Education to Melrose Masonic Lodge

Pam Maloney Pictured above from left to right: District Deputy Grand Master Sergio R. De Assis; Forestdale Park’s Executive Director, Terri Guenard; Forestdale Park’s Director of Community Relations, Sarah Starkweather; Forestdale Park’s Director of Dining, Jeff Fowler; and former District Deputy Grand… Read more

Forestdale Brings Dementia Education to Sunday School Class

Sarah Georges MALDEN, MA –On March 3rd, Denise Thorud gave a talk on Alzheimer’s disease and related memory impairments to the Sunday School class at Templo Dos Milagres (TDM Church) in Malden. Thorud, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, serves as the Director of… Read more

MCPHS Students Participate in SLR’s Dementia Sensitivity Training

Sarah Georges WORCESTER, MA — On February 28th, 50 students from the pharmacy and physical therapy programs at MCPHS University (Worcester Campus) participated in an interactive Dementia Sensitivity Training, created and facilitated by Senior Living Residences (SLR), an assisted living management firm… Read more

New Bill Requires Medical Professionals be Trained in Dementia

Sarah Georges 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… Read more

Dementia Friendly Initiative Wins Communicator Award

Sarah Georges Senior Living Residences Recognized in the 24th Annual Communicator Awards The winners of the 24th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Senior Living Residences (SLR) has been given a Silver Award… Read more

Memory Cafe to Come to Milton

Sarah Georges Standish Village Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support, located in Dorchester’s Lower Mills, has partnered with the Milton Council on Aging to create a new memory café. The Milton Memory Café will provide those living with memory loss or dementia… Read more

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