October 31, 2011

Fifth Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Commemoration

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Join Easter Seals South Florida for our

 Fifth Annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Commemoration

November 9, treatment 2011

10 am – 2 pm

Southwest Focal Point Senior Center

301 NW 103rd Ave Pembroke Pines, doctor FL 33026

Special Recognition

Edith S. Lederberg, Executive Director

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County

We will be hosting an Open House, Educational Presentation, Luncheon and a Butterfly Release

 

RSVP by October 21

 Teresa Meyers – 954-450-6855

Karen Lopez – 305-547-4751

Registration opens at 8:30 am Continental Breakfast served from 8:30 -10 am

Event Sponsored by:

Participating Sponsors:

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October 27, 2011

Health and Community Services Expo

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In Partnership With The Lauderdale West Men’s Club

    December 8, sales 2011
9am – 1pm

Lauderdale West Clubhouse
1141 NW 85th Avenue
· Plantation

  •  Health Screenings including: Blood Pressure & Blood Screening (Cholesterol, Glucose)
  • Representatives of government agencies including Broward County Property Appraiser, Department of Children and Families, Legal Aid, Social Security, Senior Medicare Patrol and other agencies serving seniors
  • Representatives of health related, home health, long term care, financial planning, and other companies serving seniors

Refreshments®Door Prizes®Free Admission

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Gold Sponsor: $400 includes 6’ table near the entrance, 2 chairs, logo on flyer, literature in bag, speaker, name on exhibitor form given to each participant and either a sign on the food and beverage table or your logo on the resource guide.

Silver Sponsor: $250 includes 6’ table, 2 chairs, literature in bag, speaker, name on exhibitor form given to each participant and either a sign on the food and beverage table or your logo on the resource guide as a cosponsor.

Standard Display: $100 includes 6’ table, 2 chairs.

There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities and exhibit spaces available.

For Information Contact
Robert Goodman
rgoodlobby@aol.com
954.473.8219

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October 26, 2011

Project Lifesaver International – A public safety program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering

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Organizations and Law Enforcement Agencies have endorsed and pledged their support of Project Lifesaver International.

  • National Autism Association
  • Dennis Debbaudt
  • RT Autism Awareness Foundation
  • New York State Sheriff’s Office
  • National Sheriff’s Association
  • Virginia Sheriff’s Association
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Pilot International
  • New Jersey Sheriff’s Association
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Commonwealth Autism Service
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Member

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • United Way
  • Leave a Legacy

Educational and community awareness programs have been a cornerstone to Project Lifesaver’s success. Project Lifesaver volunteers are active in presenting information to civic groups, law enforcement agencies and various health care providers throughout the community and the nation.

“Lifesaver has given me an extensive sense of security. It is the first time in ten years that I can move from one room to another with any comfort of immediate help if I need.”

– Shirley Cassida
Wife & Caregiver, Virginia Beach, VA

“I recomend Project Lifesaver International to the parents of my patients with developmental disabilities who have a problem with wandering off and getting lost.

– Thomas R Montgomery, M.D.
Director, Developmental Disabilities Children Specialty Group, PLLC

Project Lifesaver was established in April of 1999 as an initiative of the 43rd Search and Rescue Company of the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office. Project Lifesaver’s mission is to use state of the art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimer’s and other Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders (ARMD) and victims who become lost. These victims include the elderly and even the youngest in our community who are afflicted with Down syndrome, Autism or other developmental disorders. There are no boundaries – no one is immune!

The Project Lifesaver program places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons with ARMD who may wander away from the safety of their homes. These transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves.

  • A large number of transmitters have been placed on those with Alzheimer’s. Dementia and children with Autism, Down syndrome or developmental disorders.
  • Local emergency teams respond to calls resulting in an average rescue time of less than 30 minutes.

Project Lifesaver International is volunteer staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Volunteers assist in all aspects of Project Lifesaver International. Project Lifesaver’s volunteers are important and new members are always welcome.

Funding for Project Lifesaver is a result of private and corporate donations and grants. Since Project Lifesaver International is comprised of mainly volunteers, donations are used directly for programs, rescues and educational expenses.

Donations may be sent to:

Project Lifesaver International
815 Battlefield Blvd., South
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
http://www.projectlifesaver.org/

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October 17, 2011

“Good News” – An Unforgettable Evening

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“Good News Brought to you by Care Advantage” featured Sherry Peterson with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter on October 8th, 2011. Matt DiNardo on Showcase Richmond talked with Sherry about their upcoming fundraiser, An Unforgettable Evening, being held on 11-11-11 from 7:00pm – 10pm at The 2300 Club. Contact Tammy Tate with Senior Living Guide at 804-420-5386 to obtain tickets.

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Lift Caregiving and VCU’s Department of Gerontology & School of Geriatric Medicine Present Modern Aging

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October 13, 2011

Local Senior Soars with First-Time Flight to Celebrate 88th Birthday

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RALEIGH, pharmacy N.C., treat Oct. 13, sales 2011 –

WHO: Jerry Hart, resident of Heritage Raleigh, a Brookdale Senior Living retirement community in Raleigh, N.C.

WHAT: Hart will fly in a glider plane for the first time to celebrate his 88th birthday

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15

WHERE: Harnett County Airport, 615 Airport Road in Erwin, N.C.

SUMMARY: Even with 6,500 pilot hours in a powered plane, Hart has always wished to fly in a glider plane one day.  To help their father celebrate his 88th birthday and make his wish come true, Hart’s  children are giving him the gift of flight.

Hart moved to Heritage Raleigh in 2004 with his late wife, Barbara.  He is known for his involvement around the community, especially in his roles as caller for bingo, community photographer, leading exercise, and dancer in Brookdale’s Seniors Know They Can Dance, an intergenerational dance competition.

Before moving to Heritage Raleigh, Hart worked at General Motors in Rochester, N.Y. and served as president at Stackpole Components in Raleigh.

Hart’s  children coordinated their father’s birthday flight.  On Saturday, Oct. 15, Hart will take a half hour flight in a glider plane through the North Carolina Soaring Association.  Two of Hart’s children, John and Judy, will watch from the airport as their father soars through the sky.

 

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing an exceptional living experience through properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Currently the Company owns and operates independent living, assisted living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care retirement centers, with 648 communities in 36 states and the ability to serve over 67,000 residents. Brookdale is committed to providing exceptional living experiences within properties that are purpose-built, designed and operated to help residents live well while achieving an Optimum Life®. Brookdale Senior Living communities provide a daily experience of programs, services and care that are unique as a result of the collective talents and inspiration of the residents, their families, and its associates – demonstrating Brookdale’s promise of “Our People Make the Difference.” Brookdale is a publicly-traded company (NYSE: BKD). For more information, visit http://www.brookdaleliving.com.
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October 4, 2011

Five Clues That Your Loved Ones Uncontrollable Emotional Outbursts Are Not Depression but Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA):

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  • The patient bursts out crying or laughing for no apparent reason.
  • The patient cries or laughs at inappropriate times.
  • The patient experiences outbursts of emotion that are exaggerated or inappropriate for the situation.
  • Patients can’t control their tears or laughter, even when they try to.
  • Patients socially isolate themselves out of fear of having an episode in public.

To learn more about PBA, please visit www.pbainfo.org and talk with your neurologist or primary care doctor about you or a loved one’s symptoms.

What is PBA?

PBA is a neurological condition that affects people with an existing primary neurological condition, like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), stroke or traumatic brain injury. People with PBA have sudden outbursts of involuntary emotional displays they cannot control.

 

Charles Darwin first described this health condition now known as PBA more than 130 years ago, but many patients and members of the medical community don’t realize that this debilitating disorder may affect approximately 2 million people in the U.S. The episodes of involuntary crying and/or laughing occur unpredictably, and can be frequent and severe. Since laughter and crying are two of the most basic human emotions, it’s extremely difficult for people with PBA to interact with others without being able to have control over these emotions, which often leads to social isolation.

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