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, has launched 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 are being 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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 JUNE TRAININGS
Cape Abilities Lyndon Center office
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis
 

“Enhancing socialization skills
with the aging population

Thursday, June 21, 2018

3:00 – 4:30 pm

 

Speech-Language Pathologist Meg Loughran will help all to focus on ways to keep individuals engaged and provide a presentation/discussion on communication strategies.

Meg Loughran, MA CCC-SLP has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 43 years, and is employed on a per diem basis by Cape Abilities. Meg holds a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska, and a national Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, she has accumulated 60 hours of additional credits in psychology, education, and social work.Meg’s workplace experience includes public school settings, rehabilitation facilities, and day habilitation for people with developmental disabilities, autism, and varying exceptionalities.

 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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