Life Transitions: Navigating the Narrow Passages
A Congregational Care Series
Faith UMC offers a monthly series with guest speakers who will help us prepare for significant changes in one’s life. The hope is that the talks themselves may evolve into support groups or new small group ministries. Each event will include a catered meal and panel discussion or lecture, followed by a time for questions and answers.
Normal Forgetfulness or Memory Impairment?
October 9, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Fellowship Hall
Our popular pastoral care informational dinner and guest speaker series, “Life Transitions: Navigating the Narrow Passages,” will feature guest-speaker Christina Green, Director of Community Relations for Olney Assisted Living.
As we age it is common to have some forgetfulness. With 5.3 million people living with Alzheimer’s in the United States, how do we know when we should be concerned? Who should we turn to for help? Join us for this informative presentation about normal forgetfulness versus the signs of dementia. During this presentation, you will learn 10 signs that may indicate something more than normal forgetfulness, where you can go for help, and, most of all, where you can get support caring for someone with dementia.
Speaker Christina Green has over 28 years of experience in working with those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gerontology. Early in her career she developed programs for nursing home residents designed for those living with Alzheimer’s disease. She managed dementia care units in nursing care and assisting living communities for 10 years, until transitioning to memory care specific to assisted living communities.
Please RSVP by Thursday, October 3rd to reserve your place. (Scott Roby, Faith’s Director of Congregational Care firstname.lastname@example.org )
Previous Events in the Series
The Widow’s Might: Navigating the Passage to Emotional and Financial Well-Being, September 26, 2017
Successful Communications with Loved Ones With Memory Loss, October 24, 2017
Making the Tough Choices: Estate Planning, Living Wills and Medical Directives, November 14, 2017
What You May (and May Not) Know About Hospice, January 23, 2018
Hospital Warrior: How To Get the Best Care for Your Loved One, May 15, 2018