All Posts Tagged: Education

Upcoming Educational Program: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. Let’s help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and honor millions of caregivers.  Please join us for an educational program on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016.


Interested in attending this workshop? RSVP on Facebook. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Vermont Chapter  and other events happening this month.

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Join Us For The Walk To End Alzheimer’s: September 18th at Shelburne Museum!

Did you know that in the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, and more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease? One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia consider recruiting your friends and family & join us for the upcoming the Walk To End Alzheimer’s, taking place at Shelburne Museum on Sunday, September 18th. The Franklin County Rehab staff has put together a team to help raise awareness and fundraising dollars. Please consider joining our team!

Information on the Walk To End Alzheimer’s: 

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions!

When you participate in a Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!

Interested in joining our team? See below for details. We hope to see you on the 18th!

*Please note the correction – This event is held at the Shelburne Museum, not Shelburne Farms as stated on the image below.

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Join Our Workshop on Effective Communication Strategies For People With Alzheimer’s: Thursday, September 1st!

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 1st, Franklin County Rehab Center will be hosting an educational workshop, aimed at helping caregivers and family members work on effective communication strategies with people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed,” states the Alzheimer’s Association. 

This workshop will be lead by our Enrichment Director, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and Oasis (Person-Centered Care) Coach, Ann Hawksby. She is also on the facility’s very successful antipsychotic medication reduction team, that believes in trying to assist with behavioral issues, with non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as validation, redirection, small group programs, 1:1 programs, Music and Memory, and aroma therapy.

If you are someone or know someone that suffers from this debilitating disease, please join us. Let’s work together to #EndALZ!  

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Join Us For The 1st Annual ‘Gala To Remember’ on Saturday, April 2, 2016!

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it kills more than breast & prostate cancer combined. Sadly, more than 5 million American’s are living with Alzheimer’s and every 67 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease.

If you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, and want to build awareness, support your community and advocate for those affected by the disease, please join us for a ‘Gala To Remember’ hosted by the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition. The FCDCC “has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for and supporting the families in Franklin County that are facing a diagnosis of Dementia, are caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Dementia or know someone with Dementia.”

The first annual ‘Gala To Remember’ event is taking place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5pm-10pm, at the Knights of Columbus. Tickets for the event are $25 and all the proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter.

The event will begin at 5pm with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6pm. The dinner will be catered by Chef Susan LeClair of Santini Catering. Throughout the evening, there will be dancing, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Some of the items for the silent auction include:

*Restaurant Gift Certificates
*Homemade Craft Items
*Art Work
*An Original Painting from Local Artist Jon Young
*And More!

We are proud to announce that we are a platinum sponsor to this exciting event and the sponsorship is shared between all three of our facilities, including Franklin County Rehab, Holiday House Residential Care Facility and The Villa Rehab Center.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Marie Walton at: All members of the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition have access to tickets as well.

We truly hope you can make it to this exciting event! If you would like additional information regarding the Gala To Remember, please visit FCDCC’s Facebook page.

We hope to see you!

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