Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute Presents "Meeting the Spiritual & Emotional Needs of Care Partners & People with Dementia" Workshop

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Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute presents "Meeting the Spiritual & Emotional Needs of Care Partners & People with Dementia" workshop on February 18, 2016 in Sarasota, Fl.

"Spirituality, no matter in which form, is and remains an essential part of many people’s lives. And even when dementia is involved, spirituality continues to be important" - JoAnn Westbrook

Continuing to meet the needs of professional and at-home caregivers around the world, Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will offer its new workshop "Meeting the Spiritual & Emotional Needs of Care Partners & People with Dementia" on February 18, 2016, with internationally renowned dementia care specialist Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Certified Master Coach Linn Possell.

During this 9am to 4pm workshop, attendees will learn about basic spiritual needs throughout life, what may or may not change when someone is living with dementia and how to meet those needs.

Co-Presenter Rev. Linn Possell explains: “Participants will discuss challenges that the person living with dementia, family and community of faith are faced with, as well as strategies and resources that can assist with these challenges.”

Spirituality, no matter in which form, is and remains an essential part of many people’s lives. And even when dementia is involved, spirituality continues to be important,” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains. “There are ways to help a person living with dementia and their families stay connected to their communities of faith, and there is no better team than Teepa Snow and Rev. Linn Possell to present practical tips & techniques on this important matter. Teepa is unrivaled in her ability to reconnect caregivers and patients, and we’re excited to present this program to the Sarasota and Manatee communities.”

The workshops will be available on DVD at a later date to help caregivers worldwide.

For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.spiritualneeds.eventbrite.com or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5750.

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About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute is the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, providing cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, and resources to family members and caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/education-institute

About Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community provides excellent and compassionate inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community epitomizes innovative initiatives including; an on-campus child care and learning center which fosters intergenerational interaction and learning; Falls Prevention Programs which help minimize the risk of falling and; a comprehensive Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care.

About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families privately. As a certified Occupational Therapist, Teepa has the unique medical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect medical degree to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person. Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families privately. For more information visit http://www.teepasnow.com.

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