Local Event for Caregivers

Hebrew SeniorLife 2011 End-of-Life Series: A Case Study: Medical, Ethical and Spiritual Issues at End-Of-Life

Date(s): 
03/24/2011
Location: 
Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Jody Comart, PhD, Chaplain and Director of Palliative Care Program at Hebrew SeniorLife, will present "A Case Study:  Medical, Ethical and Spiritual Issues at End-Of-Life" on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9-10am. Registration & breakfast will commence at 8:30am. 

More information may be found at www.hebrewseniorlife.org/endoflifeseries

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 Contact Hour for Nursing and Social Work
Contact Person(s): 

Dana Kern

Email:  danakern [ at ] hebrewseniorlife [dot] org

The McCourt Foundation Presents: Recent Scientific Progress on Treating Alzheimer's Disease (2011)

Date(s): 
03/05/2011
Location: 
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This free educational event is sponsored by the McCourt Foundation and will feature Drs. Dennis Selkoe and Reisa Sperling on the latest research findings on Alzheimer's Disease, including advances in imaging for early diagnosis and clinical trials.

The program will start at 10am, and continental breakfast will be provided.

More information may be found on the attached event flyer.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

The McCourt Foundation

Tel:  781-444-2544

Email:  info [ at ] mccourtfoundation [dot] org

20th Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Before the Memories Fade: Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
10/27/2010
Location: 
Westin Waltham Hotel, 70 3rd Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and will feature Reisa A. Sperling, MD, MMSc, as she presents "Before the Memories Fade:  Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease". Dr. Sperling is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer Resaerch and Treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Co-Director of the Neuroimaging Program at the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Registration opens at 6:00pm, and the program begins at 7:00pm.  Parking is complimentary, and a coffee/dessert reception will follow the lecture.

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Telephone:  617-868-6718

Email:  eventsMANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

Come Learn How Brain Health & Living A Connected Life is Changing the Face of Aging

Date(s): 
06/28/2010
Location: 
The Castle at Boston University, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by MyWay Village/Connected Living (www.mywayvillage.com) and the Boston University Institute of Geriatric Social Work and will feature Paul D. Nussbaum, PhD, on a discussion of aging and brain health.

A wine & cheese reception will start at 5pm, and Dr. Nussbaum's presentation will commence at 5:45pm.

More information on the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MyWay Village, Inc.

Tel:  617-328-1600

Email:  events [ at ] connectedliving [dot] com

On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research: The Search For Answers

Date(s): 
03/10/2010
Location: 
National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and features a discussion of state-of-the-art advances in Alzheimer's research. Award-winning researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston University and Tufts University will be presenting.

More information regarding the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

311 Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA 02472

Tel:  617-868-6718

Email:  eventsMANH [ at ] alz [dot] org

A Conversation: They're Your Parents, Too! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Date(s): 
06/17/2010
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This evening program is supported by The Besky Foundation and sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital's Geriatric Medicine Unit, and will feature journalist/author, Francine Russo, on siblings relationships and eldercare.

A reception will be held between 5:30pm - 6pm, and the program will commence at 6pm.

Individuals who RSVP will receive a complimentary copy of Francine Russo's book on the topic.

More information regarding the program is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Ashley Gravatte

Tel:  617-643-6302

Email:  agravatte [ at ] partners [dot] org

You Are What You Eat: The Science of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Healthy Brain Aging

Date(s): 
05/18/2010
Location: 
Veritas Auditorium (Berchman Hall Administration Building), Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event will feature Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and a Q & A session with Dr. Okereke, Dr. Benjamin Liptzin of the Baystate Medical Center, John Yahres and James Wessler of the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

A registration/reception will commence at 6pm, followed by the featured presentation by Dr. Okereke at 7pm. The Q & A session will begin at 8pm.

The event is underwritten by a grant from the Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

More information regarding the event may be found at www.alzmass.org/aspcalendar/events.asp?Event_ID=1604

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Annie Clattenburg

Tel:  413-787-1113

Email:  annie [dot] clattenburg [ at ] alz [dot] org

Aging With Dignity XV: A Conference on Preventing and Responding to Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Among Older People

Date(s): 
06/08/2010
Location: 
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Fees: 
$45
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a number of other agencies, and is targeted to professionals who work with the elderly.

More information regarding the program may be found on the attached brochure.

Continuing Education Credits: 
CAC/CADAC, LAD-I & II, LADC Assistants, CAS, RN/LPN, SW, RD, LMHC and Nursing Home Administrators' continuing education credits are pending approval
Contact Person(s): 

Jennifer Fahey

AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Tel:  508-752-7313

Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program 1st Statewide Conference: Preventing Healthcare Errors, Fraud and Abuse

Date(s): 
05/21/2010
Location: 
Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This program is sponsored by the Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Inc., and will take place between 8am & 3pm on Friday, May 21, 2010. It is open to all human service and healthcare providers as well as health-care consumers.

Participants have a choice of a variety of engaging workshops to attend.

More information regarding the conference is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
RN and Social Worker continuing education credits are pending approval
Contact Person(s): 

Pat Sadre

SMP Program

Tel:  1-800-802-0890 ext 1352

Care to Cure: The Latest in Alzheimer's Research and Caregiving Strategies

Date(s): 
05/22/2010
Location: 
Sweeney Auditorium, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Fees: 
$10 for professionals. Free for caregivers
Sponsor(s): 

This event will be held between 9:00am - 12:00pm on Saturday, May 22, 2010, and is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

Dr. Michael Wolfe of the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Jo Ann Jordan, RN, BS, M.Ed., dementia specialist and educator, will present the latest research findings on Alzheimer's disease, as well as practical strategies in caring for individuals with dementia.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters)

Please call 603-606-6590 for more information

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