Cape Abilities Healthy Aging Initiative

Filed in Blog, Community Partners, Events, Life Skills, Residential, Vocational by on September 7, 2017


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n response to the increasing number of aging individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have a high probability of being impacted by the early onset of dementia and/or other complex age-related health and medical issues, Cape Abilities, through a generous grant from the Cape and Islands United Way, is launching a Healthy Aging Initiative.

Supports provided through this initiative will supplement current services in both the Life Skills Day Habilitation and Residential programs and provide resources for family members and other caregivers who support these individuals as they age.

As part of this initiative, a series of training sessions will be offered.
These are open to families, caregivers and other community members
who have an interest in learning about supports for this population.

For more information, please contact Michelle Savini, RN
at
msavini@capeabilities.org or 508-778-5040.

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DECEMBER TRAININGS

“Bringing the Music Home:
Creating Failure Free Fun for Staff and Clients”
Monday, December 11, 2017  
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cape Abilities Park Center office
100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

We are all provided with the tools to create musical events that are fun for everyone.
And you don’t have to be a musician to make interactive music with people of all abilities!
Denya Levine will show you that you need only a bit of creative energy, some simple guidelines, and your sense of humor!

Denya LeVine grew up in Sharon, MA, and has been performing on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts for 30 years. She presents music programs at nursing homes, assisted living residences, adult day centers, preschools and daycare centers, and has been making music with the folks at Cape Abilities for 14 years. As a member of The Fillmore East [rock music theater] in New York City and resident of Afghanistan, India, Belgium, England and Ireland, Denya’s specialty is multicultural music. She performs solo throughout the year, plays in a duo with Toast and Jam’s Julie Charland, and jams in a 6 piece ukulele band called The Ukeladies.

 

 Training is limited to the first 50 people. Please RSVP to Carol Gorman at cgorman@capeabilities.org  or at 508.778.5040 ext. 804

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