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 Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, 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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APRIL TRAINING

Cape Abilities Cochran Center office
425 Massasoit Road, Eastham MA
“Memory Strategies for the aging”
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
8:00 – 9:00 am
Leslie Chizek SLP
 
This presentation will address proactive memory care including preparation, planning, redesign, and integration of services including supports for families and direct caregivers.
Leslie is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech and Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association.  She has been providing speech and language services to children and adults for 39 years.  Leslie is currently providing evaluation and therapy services to participants at Cape Abilities.
She is also certified to teach yoga and meditation.   
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APRIL TRAINING

Cape Abilities Cochran Center office
425 Massasoit Road, Eastham MA
“Maximizing Independence with aging”
Monday, April 15, 2019  
8:00 – 9:00 am
 
Daria Rice OTR/L
   

This presentation will focus on enhancing and maintaining individual’s independence through the use of adaptive equipment  and cognitive compensatory strategies.

Daria has been an occupational therapist since 1996 and has worked for Nauset Public Schools since September 2005.  Prior to working in the Nauset District, she worked in school systems in Rhode Island, in addition to working with adults with neurological disabilities in a hospital setting.  Daria specializes in life skill development for children in the middle and high school and also provides consultative services to agencies providing day habilitation and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities. She has a strong background and interest in transition planning and supporting her students transition from the school setting to adult life in the community.

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MAY TRAINING

Cape Abilities Lyndon Center office
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis MA
Memory strategies for the aging”
Thursday, May 9, 2019  
3:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Leslie Chizek SLP
This presentation will address proactive memory care including preparation, planning, redesign, and integration of services including supports for families and direct caregivers.
Leslie is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Speech and Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association.  She has been providing speech and language services to children and adults for 39 years.  Leslie is currently providing evaluation and therapy services to participants at Cape Abilities.
She is also certified to teach yoga and meditation. 
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JUNE TRAINING

Cape Abilities Lyndon Center office 
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis MA 

Environmental strategies in the home setting
Friday, June 7, 2019  
3:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Julie Edwards, DPT  
 
This presentation will focus on techniques in the home setting
that will ensure safety and increase independence.
Julie has been a Physical Therapist since 2000. Julie received her Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in January 2009 from Boston University.  She has worked for the Nauset Public Schools since September 2006. She enjoys working with children of all ages with all different abilities to assist them in achieving their maximal potential and be successful in school and out in the community.  During the fall of 2013, Julie established the TOPS soccer program (Dennis Yarmouth area) for children with disabilities. This program is open to children in the Nauset Public School system.

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JUNE TRAINING

Cape Abilities Lyndon Center office
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis MA

Behavioral strategies with the aging
Tuesday, June 18, 2019  
3:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Megan Leyton, M.Ed., BCBA  
This presentation will focus on home exercise and alternative activities
to help individuals remain active.
Megan her Masters in education and her BCBA and is currently employed as the clinical supervisor for Cape Abilities.

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JULY TRAINING

Cape Abilities Lyndon Center office 
895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis MA

Independence with ADL’s at home
Tuesday, July 9, 2019  
3:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Daria Rice OTR/L
   
This presentation will focus on enhancing and maintaining
independence within the home environment
Daria has been an occupational therapist since 1996 and has worked for Nauset Public Schools since September 2005.  Prior to working in the Nauset District, she worked in school systems in Rhode Island, in addition to working with adults with neurological disabilities in a hospital setting.  Daria specializes in life skill development for children in the middle and high school and also provides consultative services to agencies providing day habilitation and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities. She has a strong background and interest in transition planning and supporting her students transition from the school setting to adult life in the community.

 

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 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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