ProAging Email Network Newsletter February 2, 2006

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in this issue
– Don’t Miss The Next ProAging Baltimore Meeting!
– People on the Move – Sandy Levin
– Alzheimer’s Foundation Seeks Grant Applications for Innovative Care
– People on the Move – Beth Sanchez
– Medicare Part D Presentations
– Fire guts assisted living center under construction
– Professional Designations Help Consumers Choose Home Builders with Confidence

Dear steve,

Don’t Miss The Next ProAging Baltimore Meeting!


Kick off the another great year of ProAging Meetings! Make sure you mark your calendars for the upcoming ProAging events!ProAging Network Meeting
Date: 3/17/2006
Time: 8:30 a.m – 10:30ish
Location: Mercy Ridge
2525 Pot Spring Rd Timonium, MD 21093

Description: Join other senior-serving professionals for a great networking opportunity, refreshments and a fantastic speaker. No need to RSVP, just bring plenty of business cards and brochures.
Contact: Barbara Snyder/Steve Gurney
Phone Number: 1-800-394-9990
Email Address: [email protected]
Other Meetings:

5/19/2006 ProAging Network Meeting – Middle River
9/15/2006 ProAging Network Lunch – Pikesville
12/15/2006 ProAging Network Lunch – Baltimore

Full event calendar for other regional events

People on the Move – Sandy Levin


Sandra Levin, formerly the Business Development Specialist at Arden Courts Annandale, is now the Marketing Director of Springhouse-Bethesda located at: 4925 Battery Lane Bethesda, Maryland. 20814Sandy can be contacted at (301) 652-1445 or [email protected]

Alzheimer’s Foundation Seeks Grant Applications for Innovative Care


NEW YORK, NY”” In its ongoing mission to foster optimal care, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is now accepting applications for its annual grant that recognizes an innovative program or service that improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and their families.

AFA has increased the amount of its Brodsky Grant to $25,000 for 2006, the second year that the grant will be awarded.

Applications are due May 15, and only nonprofit organizations that are members of AFA may apply. Organizations that join AFA prior to the grant deadline are eligible.

The Brodsky Grant will again be presented to a new or existing program that betters the lives of those affected by dementia, and exemplifies innovativeness, greatest need and replication potential. Programs could involve, but are not limited to, hands-on care, delivery of social services, cognitive stimulation, the arts, safety, and training.

The grant honors AFA’s chairman, Bert Brodsky, and his wife, Muriel, for their generosity and outstanding commitment to the cause.

“This grant challenges organizations to touch people’s lives in a meaningful and heartfelt way, and to truly make a difference,” said Brodsky, who has been AFA’s chairman since its inception, and is president and chief executive officer of Sandata, Inc., Port Washington, NY.

Last year, the inaugural Brodsky Grant, in the amount of $20,000, was awarded to The Eden Alternative, based in Sherburne, NY, for its groundbreaking Eden at Home’s Core Concept’s Training Program. The program will develop and disseminate tools for meaningful care in the home environment.

The Brodsky Grant is in addition to AFA’s regular grant process, which disburses funds twice a year to member organizations based on a competitive application process.For more information, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or click

People on the Move – Beth Sanchez


Emerald Estates Assisted Living, 3855 Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore, is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Sanchez as Director of Community Relations. Beth comes to Emerald Estates after spending many years in Sales/Marketing in the Hotel and Insurance industries.

“It was when I was selling Medicare Supplements and Long Term Care Insurance that I realized how much I enjoyed working with our Senior population.” says Beth. “There are so many important decisions that need to be made for and in our later years, yet the information necessary to make the best choices can be over-whelming. I decided it was time to make a difference, so I took my knowledge from my past two positions and found myself at Emerald Estates-what an amazing opportunity for me!”

Emerald Estates Assisted Living is a community of 119 one- bedroom and studio size apartment units located in Baltimore, MD.. The community offers its residents three restaurant style meals per day, numerous activity choices, transportation to Doctor appointments, and 24 hour nursing care. Small pets are welcome! Please call Beth at (410) 225-9337 for more information.

Medicare Part D Presentations


ProAging Members:
I have been providing Part D presentation since July 2005 and continue to do so. I just did one two weeks ago at an Assisted Living Community and there was about 35 people that showed up for the talk. I was totally surprised that 80% to 90 % of them have done nothing as of yet and we still very confused.

What I’m looking for id Facilities and Communities that want to open their doors some time in March to help our seniors with this most difficult task.

I will be doing a presentation at the Holy Cross Resource Center on February 22nd at 2:30 pm and if you are interested in this project please come to that meeting and or contact me at the numbers below. You can email me as well.

Jack Davidson
Director of Marketing
Right At Home Senior Care Services
O 301-738-2225
C 240 388-4418
[email protected]

Fire guts assisted living center under construction


MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Fire at an assisted living center under construction forced the evacaution Thursday of 75 to 100 residents from adjacent buildings, firefighters said. All escaped unharmed and were temporarily housed in another building. The fire burned through the upper floors of the 100,000-square-foot building, causing an estimated $14 million in damage, said Robert Phipps, division chief of the Hanover County Fire and EMS Department. The building was scheduled for completion next month, he said.Read on…

Professional Designations Help Consumers Choose Home Builders with Confidence


RISMEDIA, Feb. 3 “” When choosing a doctor, accountant or lawyer, consumers shop around to find a professional with the best qualifications for the job. Now consumers have the same options when searching for a home builder or remodeler. Thanks to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) University of Housing Professional Designations Program, consumers now have additional guidance to turn to when selecting a housing industry professional who meets their specific needs.Read on…

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