Heroes, Please take a moment to read the minutes on the Meetings/Notes blog page. It has some great information about the first class.
In addition to the actual class, I'm reporting that there have been some great contacts made. I have been in touch with the Senior Care Adult Day Care Program, Laura Grassia, to gather some information about what they offer with my friend's mother in mind. She has Moderate/advanced Alzheimers and her daughter would like to have her become involved with some socialization which would hopefully help her to focus and regain some growth. While talking with Ms. Grassia, we discovered that she knew my name from the MALT brochure and was happy to offer to come and address the third class in the series. This was very flattering and made my day. I have forwarded her some information about the class and she's scheduled for the March 7 class to edify our heroes about Adult Day Care and how it can be helpful in their caregiving, while giving them a respite from the daily issues.
Also, we have speaker on 2/29 from Courtland Manor, Deborah Cross, who located me through the Caregiver.com newsletter as a Support Group Resource for Philadelphia County. She contacted me to address a group meeting and I invited her to speak with us at MALT. It is good to know that the information highway is working and getting in front of the right people.
On 2/18, I attended a Line-Dance Certification Seminar and I'm now a segment 1 certified instructor. It was a very enlightening course and I find I'll never look at the dances in the same light again. The Master Instructor, Lawrence Bradford, was very eloquent and taught us many things that seemed technical but helpful in giving us a better understanding of how to maintain good posture and alignment while performing and teaching dances. Estelle Crossley attending the class with me and found that what was taught tied in directly with her Sr. Firness program.
Thanks Michele and Aline for getting us involved in this class.
Jean Kirkley, Founder/Facilitator