Friends of CenterLight and Inspired Memory Care Collaborate to Provide Free Webinars On Caregiving

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The webinars provide tips and information for individuals caring for loved ones with cognitive challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friends of CenterLight Foundation, in collaboration with Inspired Memory Care, will offer free online webinars for caregivers on Wednesday August 19th and Wednesday August 26th. Both will be live sessions from 3:00-4:00 pm on CenterLight’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/centerlighthealthsystem).

The first session (08/19) will provide resources and creative strategies for maintaining connection between families, communities, and individuals living with dementia in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The second session (08/26) will explore practical techniques for maintaining presence and fun in your interactions with your loved one living with memory impairment. Inspired Memory Care will highlight communication techniques to support conversation, connection, and relationships between care partners and their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Virtual Programming in Response to COVID-19

Teamcare is CenterLight Healthcare’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). An alternative to nursing home care, Teamcare empowers older adults to continue to live independently, at home and in their communities.

These webinars are part of a series of online programs offered through Teamcare to help keep participants, their caregivers and community members active and engaged. Intended to help prevent social isolation and depression, these educational, therapeutic and recreational programs are provided virtually, for attendees to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their homes. For more information, visit http://www.centerlighthealthcare.org/life-at-teamcare.

***RSVPs are encouraged but not required***
“Making Connections While Social Distancing”
August 18, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
http://www.centerlighthealthcare.org/facebook-events/makingconnections

“Communicating & Connecting With An Individual Living With Dementia”
August 26, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
http://www.centerlighthealthcare.org/facebook-events/communication

For more information, contact:
Lisa Cesarano (lcesarano@centerlight.org; 718-239-1977)

About Friends of CenterLight

The Friends of CenterLight Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to improving the lives of CenterLight participants by helping them to maintain their health, well-being and autonomy in environments that honor their individual needs, values, and preferences. Learn more at http://www.centerlight.org/foundation.

About Inspired Memory Care

Inspired Memory Care’s mission is to collaborate with families, professionals, and individuals living with memory impairment in order to maintain a vibrant, connected lifestyle -- keeping family relationships alive and minimizing challenging behaviors. They strive to do this through a combination of environment, communication and routine-based adaptations -- which can often serve as non-pharmacologic interventions. Learn more at http://www.inspiredmemorycare.com.

About CenterLight Health System

CenterLight Health System is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that offers a wide range of high-quality, community-based, and long-term healthcare services to New Yorkers in need. CenterLight Healthcare is the largest subsidiary of CenterLight Health System.

Teamcare is CenterLight Healthcare’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). An alternative to nursing home care, Teamcare empowers older adults to continue to live independently, at home and in their communities. With 14 locations throughout New York City, Westchester and Nassau/Suffolk Counties, the program serves participants from a wide range of backgrounds, including Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, Creole, English, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish.

Teamcare develops individualized care plans, which are carried out by a dedicated interdisciplinary team (IDT) of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, recreational therapists and other professionals working in concert to provide care as unique as the richly diverse participants enrolled in the plan. Learn more at http://www.centerlighthealthcare.org

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