ProAging Email Network Newsletter May 25, 2005

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ProAging Email Network Newsletter May 25, 2005

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in this issue
— Clients Needs Bedside Commode
— Company Needs Help Developing a Program Service Plan
— 3rd Annual Case Management Conference – Exhibit Opportunities
— CLASSES FOR CAREGIVERS SUMMER SCHEDULE
— Senior Health Fair 2005
— HEALTH CARE BOOK — ENDORSED BY AARP — IS NAMED FINALIST FOR TWO AWARDS
— “Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living”,
— Several Items Available For Donation
— Performer In Town June 15-July 10 – Opportunity for Communities
— New Housing For Seniors Opens Doors At E. Capitol
— New Book on Choosing a Nursing Home
— UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
— Article 13 Headline

Dear steve,


Clients Needs Bedside Commode

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I know this Dear old lady who lives at home with relative and financially can not afford a bedside commode which she very much need so I am asking that if anyone has a used one that no longer is needed please pass it on . I can be reached at 301- 203-7558 or celll 202-746-5696.
Thank you
Pearline
miracleassistedliving@hotmail.com


Company Needs Help Developing a Program Service Plan

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Hello,this is from S.H.S we are in business of group home serving D.C, MD, and VA. OUR COMPANY NEEDS TO DEVELOP program service plan and we need heLP.If anybody have any information about developing program service plan according to MD COMAR FOR GROUP HOMEPLEASE E-MAIL ME AT BOLAJOKOALLI@JUNO.COM . WE WILL REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANKS.


3rd Annual Case Management Conference – Exhibit Opportunities

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Please join us for the 3rd Annual Case Management Conference, September 24th in Silver Spring, MD.
To view/print the sponsor prospectus and contract, click on the following
link: http://www.acmaweb.org/sponsorship/info.html
Exhibit space is limited and filling quickly. To secure your booth, fax a completed contract to me ASAP, fax 501-227-4247. If you are unable access the files via our website, let me know and I will fax to you. If you have questions, or wish to discuss additional sponsorship opportunities not listed in the prospectus, do not hesitate to contact me via email at bnations@nicminc.net or via phone at 501-907- 2262.
Return a signed contract by May 26th and your company will be included in the conference brochure (mailed to over 300 Hospital Case Management professionals in Maryland).
I look forward to seeing you in Silver Spring!
Sincerely
Becky Nations
Conference Coordinator
ACMA
bnations@nicminc.net
www.acmaweb.orgRead on…


CLASSES FOR CAREGIVERS SUMMER SCHEDULE

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(Fairfax, VA) – Alzheimer’s Family Day Center will offer a six-part series of free classes this summer for people who are caring for a relative or friend with dementia.
All classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Respite care is available for family members, free of charge. Reservations are required. Please call Anna Ellis at 703.204.4664 to register or visit us online at http://www.alzheimersfdc.org/classes.htm.
June 14 “Traveling and Dementia” – Susan Stone, Outreach and Education Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, will offer tips and strategies for traveling safely with a person who has a memory loss illness.
June 21 “Psychological Aspects of Dementia” – Clinical Neuropsychologist, Catherine Ilic, Psy.D, will discuss the benefits of psychological testing in creating an effective treatment plan for your loved one.
June 28 “Communication, Humor and Managing Stress” – Susan Stone, Outreach and Education Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, will share communication strategies and discuss therapeutic benefits of humor in managing the stresses of day to day caregiving.
July 5 “Why Does She Do That?” – Susan Stone, Outreach and Education Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, will talk about common behaviors brought on by dementia and demonstrate practical interventions to facilitate activities of daily living.
July 12 “Legal Aspects of Caregiving” – Jean Galloway Ball, Elderlaw Attorney, will discuss power of attorney, health care directives, living trusts and the continuum of changing needs.
July 19 “Relationships and Resources” – Karin Udler, LCSW will offer suggestions for dealing with family conflicts, “parenting” a parent and where caregivers can go for help. Ms. Udler provides aging and disabilities services for the Jewish Social Service Agency
Register


Senior Health Fair 2005

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Friendship Terrace will be holding its Senior Health Fair 2005 on June 24th from 10 a.m – 2:00 p.m. Health screenings for bone density, stroke, and blood clots (DVT) will be available. Free blood pressure and cholesterol checks. There will also be free hearing aide tests and hearing aide adjustments and cleaning. Spread the word to seniors in the community! Friendship Terrace is located at 4201 Butterworth Place NW, 2 blocks west of the Tenleytown Metro on the corner of 42nd and Butterworth Pl. For more information, call (202) 244- 7400, ext. 13. Friendship Terrace is a service of Episcopal Senior Ministries.


HEALTH CARE BOOK — ENDORSED BY AARP — IS NAMED FINALIST FOR TWO AWARDS

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“Surviving Healthcare: How to Take Charge and Get the Best From Your Doctor, Your Hospital, And Your Health Insurance,” by health care expert Pamela Armstrong, MPH, MBA, has been named a Finalist for two book awards honoring the best new works from independent publishers.
Foreword Magazine has named “Surviving Healthcare” a Finalist in the category of Best Health Book in their Book of the Year Awards, and Publishers Marketing Association, a trade association for independent publishers, has named the book as a Finalist in the category of Best Health Book in their Benjamin Franklin Awards. They are scheduled to announce the winners of their respective awards at the annual Book Expo America (BEA) Convention in New York City in June.
RECOMMENDED BY AARP & ENDORSED BY PHYSICIANS
“This easy to read and understandable book also makes a persuasive argument that assertive patients can be the key to improving our nation’s health care.” — John Rother, Director, Policy and Strategy, AARP “Consumers will find useful suggestions for getting the best care available, no matter what their source of health care or their health insurance.” — Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (Read the full text of these and other prominent endorsements at http://www.SurvivingHealthcare.com/book- endorsements.html) Armstrong is the author of the groundbreaking and acclaimed book, “Surviving Healthcare: How to Take Charge and Get the Best from Your Doctor, Your Hospital, and Your Health Insurance” (Chestnut Ridge Books, San Francisco, 2004, ISBN 0-9754560-5- 9, $19.95) This is her first book.On Amazon.com


“Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living”,

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Just released, “Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living”, is a collection of the best entries received from the first ever national assisted living employees essay contest. Conducted by the Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University, the book includes 21 touching and thought provoking vignettes from across the United States, and from nearly every type of assisted living employee. This 8″ x 5 ½” handbook can be a vital tool for promoting “excellence” in your community, and is designed for use in new employee orientation, employee awards and recognition, community information kits, welcome baskets, referral development, and community/media relations. The book includes a foreword by Terry Klaassen, Founder and Chief Cultural Office of Sunrise Senior Living, the nation’s largest senior housing provider, and is illustrated by Gus Muller, 81, an award winning artist whose wife, Liz, has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for more than 10 years. (56 pages, Andrew J. Carle – Editor).To read excerpts from “Moments, Memories, and Mission” visit:


Several Items Available For Donation

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My father recently passed away at a Retirement Community. I have a year old Dormia adjustable bed with miracle foam that I need to either donate or sell. The head and feet elevate and can also vibrate for massage or circulation purposes.
I also have several diabetes meters with tons of lancets and testing strips unopened.
I have a brand new Pride Victory 4 wheel scooter with basket and oxygen holder. This scooter is very nice and I need to either donate it or sell it also. I also purchased a lift for my father’s van (Dodge Caravan) that picks the scooter up and places it in the vehicle. This also needs to go. There is also a brand new wheelchair.
Can you please help me to find homes for these items? I don’t have room them and if someone could get some use from them, that is what my father would have wanted. Thank you.Please email: ldavies6@cox.net

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