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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 1, 2009

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Host Free Workshop for Support Group Facilitators

NEW YORK, NY — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is sponsoring a new training workshop specifically for facilitators of support groups in New York City that cater to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and family and professional caregivers of people with the brain disorder.

The workshop will be held June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, 1249 Fifth Avenue (at E. 106 th Street) in Manhattan.There is no charge to participate, but enrollment is limited.

For more information and to register, contact Paulette Schwartz, LCSW, QDCP, at AFA at 866-232-8484.

The group, facilitated by an AFA social worker, will enable participants to improve their clinical knowledge and skills, learn about new strategies and resources, and better understand behavioral challenges presented by the illness.

“This training will assist facilitators even further in their essential role as an emotional and educational resource for people dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Eric J. Hall, AFA’s president and chief executive officer.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of 950 member organizations that provide hands-on programs to meet the educational, emotional, practical and social needs of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. AFA’s services include a toll-free hot line, counseling, educational materials, a free caregiver magazine and professional training. For information, call (toll-free) 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.

 

Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484