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Rosener House certified as a Music & Memory Provider

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Music & Memory is an innovative program that lifts the spirits of the older adults by bring personalized music to them through digital technology, vastly improving their quality of life. Rosener House in Menlo Park is the first adult day program on the San Francisco Peninsula to be certified as a Music & Memory provider.

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.

Bar Mitzvah Donation to Rosener House

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

As one of his first actions as an adult member of the community, Sam Perry donated his Bar Mitzvah money to Rosener House. 

In the Jewish religion, boys at the age of 13 participate in this traditional rite of passage, in which they become full-fledged members of the Jewish community with the associated responsibilities.  Sam’s donation to Rosener House is an act of generosity that exemplifies his responsibility to the community.   We are grateful for his kindness.

In the photo, Sam presents Rosener House Director Barbara Kalt with a check.  Also present are Sam’s grandfather, who is a Rosener House participant, and Sam’s mother, Karen.

Thank you, Sam. You’re a real “Mensch!” (“Mensch” is Yiddish for a stalwart individual of character.)

Alzheimer’s Cafe is a Real Gift to Your Family!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Join us for a special holiday Alzheimer’s Café

Tuesday Dec. 20th from 2 – 4pm 

Hot cocoa, cookies and a cozy fireplace set the scene for holiday fun.

We will be joined by Music Therapist Chance Selinger, who will provide music.

The Café is a place where everyone can be themselves, share experiences, and learn from one another. It is a warm and inviting atmosphere that nurtures friendship and mutual support. It is welcoming to both those with dementia and their caregivers. There’s no agenda, only the opportunity to socialize and enjoy a day out in a creative environment.

Feel free to stop in, have coffee and pastries and become part of this growing movement.

For more information, call Julie Scales at (650) 326-2025, ext. 229.

Class Days and Times: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2 – 4 PM ▪ Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21, March 20
Location: Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cost: FREE, donations gladly accepted