Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 05/26/2021

Spotlight on the StrongerMemory program at Goodwin House


Learn how a senior living community, Goodwin House launched the StrongerMemory program, a curriculum designed to stimulate the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which governs our ability to retrieve memories. 

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12:06:12     From  Laurie Pross   to   All panelists : Goodwin House has always been on the forefront of the Aging field, back to 35 years ago when Marriott Corp came to Goodwin House to learn how to run a CCRC!

12:06:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Laurie Pross to All Panelists:  12:06 PM

Goodwin House has always been on the forefront of the Aging field, back to 35 years ago when Marriott Corp came to Goodwin House to learn how to run a CCRC!

12:08:23     From  Barbara Sullivan : Village to Village Network supports this incredible program!  We have several pilot programs in Villages throughout the US!  Thank you Rob!  Barbara Sullivan, Executive Director, Village to Village Network.  https://www.vtvnetwork.org   vtv@vtvnetwork.org

12:11:21     From  Jessica Fredericksen : Thanks, Barbara! I enjoy working with all of the Villages rolling out StrongerMemory- we currently have 57 individuals participating in the Village groups, and more starting each week!

12:11:42     From  Janet Gritz   to   All panelists : Thanks for this interesting and helpful program.

12:11:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Janet Gritz to All Panelists:  12:11 PM

Thanks for this interesting and helpful program.

12:12:34     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   mary busse and all panelists : Hi Mary!  Feel free to raise your hand later in the discussion and you can share your experiences if you feel comfortable!

12:13:19     From  Ellen Pincus : Good afternoon Ellen Pincus Cavalier Home Health 5Star skilled home health in Va 703-477-6252 epincus@cavalierhomehealth.com

12:13:51     From  Janet Gritz : I'm Janet Gritz, Speech Language Pathologist. If you work with stroke survivors, please encourage them to email me (janetgslp@comcast.net) or Montgomery County (Md) Stroke Association (mcstroke@comcast.net) for free programs and services for stroke survivors and their family caregivers.te

12:15:08     From  Terry Gross : Good afternoon all. This is Terry Gross, now a sales counselor with Goodwin House. I can be reached at tgross@goodwinhouse.org or (703) 824-1243. So happy to be with this organization!

12:19:43     From  David Bush   to   All panelists : I'm David Bush  Research studies suggest a relationship between demensia and hearing loss. For more information, you can contact the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and/or contact me at dbush33@verizon.net   Often it's not that you don't get it, it's that you don't hear it

12:21:38     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From David Bush to All Panelists:  12:19 PM

I'm David Bush  Research studies suggest a relationship between demensia and hearing loss. For more information, you can contact the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and/or contact me at dbush33@verizon.net   Often it's not that you don't get it, it's that you don't hear it

12:22:47     From  Jan Brito : Jan Brito -

12:23:17     From  Jan Brito : Jan Brito, Brito Associates of Compass.  Realtors specializing in the mature housing market.  jan.brito@compass.com. 301-646-5774

12:24:46     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi!  Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Management - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org -

12:32:03     From  Tina Olusanya   to   All panelists : Hello! Tina Olusanya with Steadfast Home Care Services. Proud to be The Agency you want for your memory care patients/clients!

tina@steadfasthomecareservices.com

703-946-1664

12:36:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Tina Olusanya to All Panelists:  12:32 PM

Hello! Tina Olusanya with Steadfast Home Care Services. Proud to be The Agency you want for your memory care patients/clients!

tina@steadfasthomecareservices.com

703-946-1664

12:37:55     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Good afternoon everyone 

Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

Family Support Worker II 

Keisha.toussaint@maryland.gov

Prince George’s Department of Social Services

12:38:54     From  Nathalie de Vazeille : Absolutely fascinating! Thank you Rob!

12:40:26     From  michelle Hawkins   to   All panelists : Should you start program as you see yourself losing some memory i.e., forgetting peoples names

12:42:04     From  Barbara Sullivan : https://www.goodwinhouse.org/stronger-memory

12:42:51     From  Beth Wiseman   to   All panelists : I need this program for myself!! bwiseman84@hotmail.com

12:43:24     From  Betty Bahadori   to   All panelists : Amazing! Inspiring!

12:44:21     From  Isabelle Halley   to   All panelists : We cannot see Mary

12:49:24     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Isabelle Halley and all panelists : she prefers to be audio only

12:49:33     From  Rob Liebreich, StrongerMemory@goodwinhouse.org   to   All panelists : Find out about Goodwin House at Home at www.goodwinhouse.org

12:49:55     From  Rob Liebreich, StrongerMemory@goodwinhouse.org   to   All panelists : https://www.goodwinhouse.org

12:50:02     From  Catie Ramos : Catie Ramos with Goodwin House at Home here - if you are interesting in learning more about aging in place, feel free to reach out! 703-575-5202 www.goodwinhouse.org/age-in-place

12:55:16     From  Barbara Sullivan : That is a great testimonial-good for you Mary! Thank you for sharing

12:55:23     From  Jessica Fredericksen : Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, Mary! Always a pleasure hearing your perspective!

12:56:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Janet Gritz 12:25 PM 

At what point to people with mild cognitive decine progress to more having moderate disabilities (or worse) that make it unsafe to live alone? Can you provide any key symptoms or behaviors that signal the need for some level of assisted living?

12:58:32     From  Jessica Fredericksen : I would say the key is definitely safety and ability to be engaged. Things like leaving the stove on, getting lost, wandering, neglecting personal care, or becoming very isolated at home due to the inability to drive. If there is a live-in caregiver who can provide support that is a great start! Sometimes moving to Assisted Living can also provide a benefit because instead of the individual being alone at home, they are able to socially engage with other residents and engage in purposeful activities.

12:59:17     From  Sharon Parver : Thanks Rob for sharing the details about Stronger Memory. And, thanks to Steve for offering this program.  I will be looking for information about how to use the program with the Villages of Kensington MD's members and volunteers, and my own family members.

13:04:13     From  Carolyn Salamon   to   All panelists : This was excellent - wish you had iat Home t in MD - I live in Frederick if you know of somewhere up here that does it chsalamon@gmail.com

13:04:30     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Carolyn Salamon to All Panelists:  01:04 PM

This was excellent - wish you had iat Home t in MD - I live in Frederick if you know of somewhere up here that does it chsalamon@gmail.com

13:04:54     From  Carolyn Salamon   to   All panelists : the At Home program :)


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