The Early Memory Loss Program created by House of Welcome Adult Day Services of the North Shore Senior Center has won the American Society on Aging/MetLife Foundation 2014 Mind Alert Award. The award recognizes innovative community-based, nonprofit programs based on research to maintain cognitive fitness in older adults. This award will be presented at the American Society on Aging’s national education conference in San Diego at the National Brain Health Forum on Saturday, March 15.
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Music is an amazing language, especially for persons with dementia. Here’s what researchers say: When people with memory problems hear music – in particular, if it’s music that meant something to them when they were younger – it can have a therapeutic effect. Studies have shown that music can reduce the need for sedation or other medication to calm agitated people with dementia.
Read more about music in an adult day center in Carrboro, North Carolina: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/01/06/music-brings-the-past-alive-for-memory-impaired/
Club Members from Oakwood Creative Care were featured in the News helping pack food to send to the Philippines. Our Club Members are making a difference in the world regardless of the memory challenges they are faced with. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and we want the community to know that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease doesn’t mean that life has to be over!
OCC is revolutionizing senior care by providing opportunities for Seniors to find purpose and meaning in their lives. Take a moment and watch the news clip featuring one of our very own Club Members who got caught by the news serving in the community!
Oakwood Creative Care is a member of the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA). Find out more about Oakwood Creative Care at www.oakwoodcreativecare.org. Find out more about NADSA at www.nadsa.org.
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OPEN A CENTER Starting an adult day center is not an easy task. Keeping one going after it has been launched is filled with challenges, too. But for those of us who know from our own experiences what day services mean for impaired adults and their family caregivers, the results are well worth the time, money and effort. Fortunately, many have gone before you and a number of excellent resources are available to you as you begin this endeavor. Learn more
More than 30 adult day services supporters from 16 states made 50+ scheduled visits with legislators in Washington, DC on April 15-17, 2013. The four primary policy priorities this year include protecting Medicaid funding, encouraging reauthorization of the Older American’s Act, advocating for adult day services to be included in the Medicare program and assuring good implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Tracking implementation of the ACA could impact policies such as hospital readmissions, accountable care organizations and state Medicaid policies. Read more about the NADSA Public Policy Agenda.
(L to R) Chip Cromartie, NADSA Chair-Elect and Executive Director of Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC; Teresa Johnson, NADSA Managing Director; Lisa Peters-Beumer, Assistant Vice-President Adult and Senior Services, Easter Seals, Chicago, IL.