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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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