Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 01/27/2021

Virtual Support Groups, Engagement Programs in the Age of COVID with the Alzheimer's Association


Yolanda Wright, MSW, LMSW, Early Stage and Support Group Coordinator how the Alzheimer's Association developed innovative and creative virtual programming to keep families engaged and connected. PLUS Live Demo from one of the 2021 Alzheimer's Association Memory Ball Dancing Stars, Jack Claunch!

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12:04:28     From  Nykeba White   to   All panelists : Hello everyone! Nykeba here with HomeCentris Personal Care of Lanham, MD.

12:04:58     From  John Ray Smithmier : Good morning! John Smithmier, Certified Wellness Advocate, Paducah KY!

12:04:59     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association   to   All panelists : Congratulations on 10 years!

12:04:59     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Nykeba White to All Panelists:  12:04 PM

Hello everyone! Nykeba here with HomeCentris Personal Care of Lanham, MD.

12:05:07     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association to All Panelists:  12:04 PM

Congratulations on 10 years!

12:05:17     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Nykeba White to All Panelists:  12:04 PM

Hello everyone! Nykeba here with HomeCentris Personal Care of Lanham, MD.

12:05:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Dennis Haslup to All Panelists:  12:02 PM

Congrats on year 10 year anniversary The Option Group

12:05:44     From  Jamie Vela   to   All panelists : Jamie Vela PT, Home Care Specialist with Capital City Nurses! providing private RNs, LPNs and CNAs to DC, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel at PG counties! jvela@capitalcitynurses.com 301-318-7730 Congrats Option Group on 10 years!

12:05:46     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Heather Murphy to All Panelists:  12:01 PM

Heather Murphy, Certified Senior Move Manager with Abilities Network  410-828-7700, ext. 1271 hmurphy@abilitiesnetwork.org

12:06:21     From  Andrew Fernebok   to   All panelists : Good Afternoon All. I'm Andy Fernebok. My company is Senior Entertainment, LLC. I provide a live gameshow for Seniors. My email is senior.entertain@yahoo.com. Go to www.seniorentertainmentllc.com for details.

12:08:46     From  Jamie Vela : Jamie Vela PT, Home Care Specialist with Capital City Nurses! providing private RNs, LPNs and CNAs to DC, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel at PG counties! jvela@capitalcitynurses.com 301-318-7730 Congrats Option Group on 10 years!


12:08:53     From  Dennis Haslup : Hello everybody. TGIF !!   Dennis Haslup from CareMed Emergency Medical Alert System. Here to protect anyone Aging In Place 24x7/365...Call 443.848.1654 to discuss

12:09:26     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi!  Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Management - Seabury Resources for Aging - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org - 202-364-0020 - Let's connect. .

12:09:47     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Andrew Fernebok to All Panelists:  12:06 PM

Good Afternoon All. I'm Andy Fernebok. My company is Senior Entertainment, LLC. I provide a live gameshow for Seniors. My email is senior.entertain@yahoo.com. Go to www.seniorentertainmentllc.com for details.

12:10:01     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Jamie Vela to All Panelists:  12:05 PM

Jamie Vela PT, Home Care Specialist with Capital City Nurses! providing private RNs, LPNs and CNAs to DC, Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel at PG counties! jvela@capitalcitynurses.com 301-318-7730 Congrats Option Group on 10 years!

12:10:32     From  Sharyn Casapulla   to   All panelists : Hello and Happy New Year!!   Sharyn Casapulla, MSW Aging Life Care Manager with Lifematters in Northern Virginia  scasapulla@lifemattersusa.com 301-531-4706

12:14:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Sharyn Casapulla to All Panelists:  12:10 PM

Hello and Happy New Year!!   Sharyn Casapulla, MSW Aging Life Care Manager with Lifematters in Northern Virginia  scasapulla@lifemattersusa.com 301-531-4706

12:15:14     From  Mark Asch : Hello All...this is Mark Asch with Right At Home, a licensed homecare agency providing caregivers to assist clients with the non-medical home care at their level of need in Montgomery County,  Prince George's County and parts of Baltimore...    mark@rightathomemd.net     -  410-292-2405 Direct

12:15:41     From  Max Bandarenko : Good Afternoon All. I'm Max Bandarenko, Director of Community Relations with Artis Senior Living of Potomac, a new Memory Care Community opening in Fall of 2021! mbandarenko@artismgmt.com. cell: 646-499-0493

12:15:52     From  Mark Asch   to   All panelists : Hi Ellen....lets get together soon

12:16:26     From  Maureen Washburn : Hi All,  Maureen Washburn from Legacy Ridge Living, A Memory Care Community, MarketingDirector@LegacyRidgeLiving.com (571) 421-6966, I have a great virtual program coming up for Care Heros on January 21, 2021.  Please contact me for more information.  A Cup of Comfort with Trish Laub.

12:16:30     From  Ellen Platt  - The Option Group   to   Mark Asch and all panelists : Hey there, yes, send time/date not next week, but the following and I'll send a zoom link!

12:16:52     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Ada Horsfall (MHA, MBA, MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters Care Management and Homecare Company, serving DC, MD & VA. 30-615-0616, ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com Looking to hire a self-motivated care manager! Spread the word!

12:17:18     From  John Ray Smithmier : I facilitate Wellness Circles on Zoom for caregivers and others!  Contact me at smithmierj@bellsouth.net!

12:19:21     From  Alex Johnson : happy Friday all! Alexandra Johnson, Old Dominion Home Care. I facilitate two Parkinson Support Groups. Both groups are meeting twice monthly via Zoom

12:20:28     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Yes! TGIF!!!!

12:21:14     From  Nancy Greer : Nancy Greer, Owner

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Nancy@JingYing.org

www.JingYing.org


We walk in the Anne Arundel County Walk to End Alzheimer's each year. My mom had Alzheimer's


Because of that, and since many of our students are 55+ (mostly tai chi), we often get questions about resources for Alzheimer's. I just passed along Yolanda's contact information to someone today because of this webinar.

12:21:15     From  Lori Stahl   to   All panelists : Good afternoon. Lori Stahl from Area Agency on Aging. We just launched our first monthly Early Stage Support Group for folks living with a diagnosis. For group information please send an email to aaasupport@loudoun.gov. or call 571.233.2583. We also host a monthly caregiver support group.

12:21:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Lori Stahl to All Panelists:  12:21 PM

Good afternoon. Lori Stahl from Area Agency on Aging. We just launched our first monthly Early Stage Support Group for folks living with a diagnosis. For group information please send an email to aaasupport@loudoun.gov. or call 571.233.2583. We also host a monthly caregiver support group.

12:23:16     From  Alex Johnson   to   All panelists : Happy to have more people join us at the Parkinson Support Groups! Please share my cell 703 397 3529 and email ajohnson@olddominionhomecare.com

12:23:18     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : Alzheimer's AssociationYolanda Wright  - 443.632.9718

12:23:35     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : ywright@alz.org

12:23:48     From  Kate Chutuape   to   All panelists : I co-facilitate a VHC support group on Zoom.  We've found that being virtual has attracted a significant number of working professionals who couldn't typically leave their office to go to a support group during the day. Also, we met 2x per month for about 6 months to include guest speaker and other educational opportunities, as well as added connection for members.

12:23:52     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : Nicole Gorski 443.632.9728 ngorski@alz.org

12:24:36     From  Ellen Platt  - The Option Group : Ellen Platt

12:25:02     From  Ellen Platt  - The Option Group : The Option Group      www.theoptiongroup.net       410-667-0266

12:25:10     From  Sean Curry : We have multiple support groups and a town hall for those with low vision. We have used predominantly Google Meet, which has been great for us. In addition, we have been able to use a conference call number successfully.

12:25:18     From  Sean Curry : This is great information!

12:25:35     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Lifematters is offering a free CEU. Topic Everybody is doing it- Sex & Aging02/25/21 at 12noon. email ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com

12:26:10     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : National website https://www.alz.org/

12:26:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Maryland Chapter https://www.alz.org/maryland?set=1

12:27:20     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : National Capital Chapter https://www.alz.org/nca?set=1

12:28:55     From  Jack and Patty : Thank you Yolanda and Nicole for sharing your services today. Noel White. www.theoptiongroup.net. nwhite@theoptiongroup.net. 

12:29:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.alz.org/maryland/events

12:42:28     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Memory Ball website https://act.alz.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app20005a?px=17486165&fr_id=13024&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=E6BAC8AF28787CB611B4498943B52D99

12:43:10     From  Jamie Vela : whoo hoo Jack and Patty! 

12:43:11     From  Yolanda Wright    to   All panelists : ywright@alz.org

12:43:57     From  Yolanda Wright  : ywright@alz.org

12:44:04     From  Dennis Haslup : Yay Patty and Jack....

12:44:06     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : That is amazing! Thank you to the Option Group for your continued support of our mission!

12:45:38     From  Ellen Platt  - The Option Group : Go Jack & Patty!

12:46:58     From  Heather Murphy : I love this!!!

12:47:31     From  Belinda Ragin   to   All panelists : Yay! Way to go-dance, dance!

12:47:41     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : The amount of time and energy our participants put into their performances is amazing. We are so grateful for their support.

12:47:43     From  Kate Chutuape : Excellent! Happy Friday!  Kate Chutuape, Virginia Hospital Center, 703 558 6859


12:48:13     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : Virtual applause!

12:48:17     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Go Jack & Patty!!!

12:48:19     From  Sharyn Casapulla : wahoo!!!!!  Great Job! 

12:48:25     From  Mary Ellen Knecht : YAY!!! So fun!

12:48:40     From  Max Bandarenko : Go Jack and Patty! You were fantastic!

12:48:48     From  Dennis Haslup : Yay, wahooooo. Great job...

12:49:24     From  Yolanda Wright  : Awesome job Jack and Patty  Thank you for the dedication and effort toward our mission and cause

12:50:17     From  Ilene Rosenthal   to   All panelists : Thank you Steve, Ellen, Yolanda, Nicole, Jack and Patty! This has been an excellent program! Ilene Rosenthal, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland

12:50:21     From  Michele Gillum   to   All panelists : Go Jack and Patty! You are awesome!

12:50:25     From  Ellen Platt  - The Option Group : Please consider a donation to the Alz Assoc via Jack and Patty's campaign for the Memory Ball.  The Option Group will match donations to  help support the great work that Alz Assoc doess

12:50:48     From  Jamie Vela   to   All panelists : Great Job! Love your passion Jack! You are much taller than I thought! Will donate

12:51:43     From  Jack and Patty : Thank you Jack and Patty!  Outstanding!!

12:51:45     From  Jamie Vela   to   All panelists : Thank you Nicole and Yolanda! and Ellen!

12:51:50     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : Our 2021 Walk websites are open - alz.org/Maryland/Walk!

12:52:05     From  Nicole Gorski - Alzheimer's Association : If you are more of a DIY type, visit alz.org/longestday

12:52:11     From  Kristi Mroz   to   All panelists : Thank you!

12:52:26     From  Heather Murphy : Have a great day!


 

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