Lehigh Valley Activity Professionals Association
May 21, 2019 Meeting
May 21, 2019 9am-Noon
Facility Name: Heritage Hill Senior Community
Facility Location:800 6th St. Weatherly, PA
Presentation Topic and Speaker: "FTD AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS"
Presenter Bio: Jennie Rose Serfass
Attended Cedar Crest College majored in Neuroscience, minor in Psychology.
Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Many people spend their whole lives trying to find their passion or purpose. I was so blessed that I discovered my passion of caring for the geriatric population while working at Mrs. Bush’s Personal Care Home as a med tech all through college. After graduation I worked for Horizon Health as a community education manager for senior behavioral health units. Working with many different hospitals, personal care homes, and nursing homes I developed another passion for educating professionals, caregivers and the community about dementia. A little over 3 years ago I had the opportunity to join Arden Courts Memory Care Community as a business development specialist. Working for Arden Courts has allowed me to learn even more about all dementias, behaviors, and caregiving. I have been trained as a Certified Dementia Practitioner and will soon become a Train the Trainer for CDPs. Second Wind Dreams has trained me to offer the Virtual Dementia Tour. The Lewy Body Dementia Association has trained me to offer LBD support groups. Along with numerous dementia conference and other trainings. Education is my way of trying to make this terrible disease a little more bearable for anyone affected. I hope to help any caregiver, family, and professional dealing with dementia be the best they can be through this journey. No one is alone in this disease.
Please bring one dementia program/activity to share with the group.
Date: 05/21/2019 (Tue.) Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT Location: Heritage Hill Senior Community