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Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

Rosener Open House

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park / 650-322-0126

Saturday, May 9th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Combat Memory Loss with Us

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Memory loss has become a common trial for seniors. According to the Alzheimer’s Association some of the challenges that victims face include impairments in language, focus, judgment and visual perception. But it’s important to remember that there are ways to combat one of the biggest threats facing our Senior Citizen community.

Join us at Little House every Monday from 10am – 12pm for “Minds in Motion,” the Peninsula Volunteers early memory loss wellness program – designed for people experiencing changes in memory, or who may have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. It’s an important opportunity to learn both the scientific and practical basis for the class and to try out mental exercises that promote abstract thinking and critical problem solving skills.

Click here for more information or call 650-322-0126.           

Rosener Open House

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

SAVE THE DATE!

Come experience our adult activity program in action!

There will be classes led by professional staff, informational sessions with our social work staff, and our Registered Nurse and therapists will be available.

Rosener House is celebrating 36 years of care for adults with challenges, including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia.

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park / 650-322-012

Saturday, Nov 15th

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A thousand thanks to our 297 donors who contributed $27,488 to the Alzheimer’s Association and Rosener House for the September 20th Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Donations accepted through Dec. 31st. Click here to learn more about how you can be a part of our great cause!

Make a Difference with Rosener House Walkers

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Rosener House Walkers is currently the top fundraising team in the San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Help them to reach their goal of $25,000 by September 20th. Help make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s; every dollar makes a difference. Click here to donate now. Thank you to all those who are supported our team!

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Support the Rosener House Walkers and the Alzheimer’s
Association at the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on September 20, 2014.

San Francisco, Mission Creek Park

(5th and Berry, near Caltrain station)

Check-In opens 8 am.  Walk starts 10 am.

Go to the Alzheimer’s Association website

and support the “Rosener House Walkers” team.

Become Aware Through Education

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

More often than not, getting older comes with a few extra challenges: slight memory loss, slower movement, and even aches in places you didn’t know existed. While most of these changes are simply the results of aging, it’s always smart to be aware of signs that show something a little more. In terms of Alzheimer’s, it’s easy to perceive memory loss as a sign of age. In a recent article by the Huffington Post, the 10 most cited signs of Alzheimer’s, as stated by the Alzheimer’s Association, include the following:

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgment
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality

Although these may not apply to you or a loved one, the best way to stay aware is to be educated. Rosener House specializes in finding fun and exciting ways to enhance memory loss and stimulate the minds of those who may be experiencing these symptoms. Be sure to visit the Rosener webpage to see what activities we have in store for the month August.

There Must Be a Better Way Than This! Workshop

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

 

Losing the ability to communicate can be one of the most frustrating and difficult challenges for people with Dementia. As caregivers, we’re often at a loss as to how to talk with and respond to a loved one affected by Dementia. In this workshop, you’ll learn new strategies to handle difficult behaviors and help you remain connected with your family member.

 
 Please join us to:
  • Hear how Dementia affects a person’s ability to understand and communicate
  • Learn simple skills to handle trouble behavior
  • Feel more confident in your caregiving role

DATE/TIME: August 7, 2014  6:00pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: Rosener House Adult Day Services, 500 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park

SPEAKER: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance.

Please contact AJ Dugay at (800) 445-8106, ext. 313 or adugay@caregiver.org and leave your name, telephone number, and the name of the class if you would like to attend.

This program is funded in part by Dignity Health/ Sequoia Hospital  through the Sequoia Community Care Program.  Family Caregiver Alliance is part of California’s statewide system of nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers, offering information, education, publications, care planning, legal/financial consultations and respite assistance.  For more information about FCA, call (800) 445-8106 or visit www.caregiver.org.

July Fun with Rosener House

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Picnics, a luau, music classes and more! If you haven’t already checked out our activity schedule at Rosener House for the month of July, be sure to do so before you miss out. Programs at Rosener are therapeutically designed to help enhance bodily activity, mental strength and self-confidence to perform daily activities. Provide your loved ones with safety and comfort throughout the day.

To learn more about Rosener House visit http://www.penvol.org/rosenerhouse or click here to view the July activity schedule.

“Spine Poetry” …. have you ever tried it?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

“Spine poetry” … have you ever tried it?

Check out Tracy Guzeman’s February blog post:http://tracyguzeman.com/spine-poetry-february-2014/

Then check out our 23rd Annual Authors Salon and buy your tickets!

SPINE POETRY – FEBRUARY, 2014
tracyguzeman.com

Ah, the month of love. Love – Always little earthquakes in between days when the world was steady. (Ann Beattie, Tori Amos, Andrew Porter and Claire Messud)