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Lehigh Valley Activity Professionals Association

September 9, 2021 Meeting

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021                                9am-Noon

Location: ZOOM (You will be given the ZOOM login information on or before 9/8, only if you are a current paid member.)

Questions: Please contact Carrie at [email protected] or 610-381-1009

Presentation Topic and Speaker: TBA presented by 

About Our Topic: Maximizing communication with an older adult often requires specific strategies to help you meet them where they are in their functioning. Their challenges in one or more of these areas including hearing, vision, memory, speech and/or cognition can impact not only communication but their safety and gradually their quality of life. This program will provide insights into how to communicate more effectively with the older adult and offer strategies to enhance quality of their interactions and activity engagement.

Participants will be able to

1. Explain the components of a life care enhancement approach

2. Explain effective ways to communicate when hearing and vision are a concern

3. Explain strategies to communicate more effectively with someone experiencing communication challenges

4. Explain strategies to communicate more effectively with someone experiencing memory loss/cognitive changes

About Our Presenter: Kathryn received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Massachusetts. She has 5 decades as a speech-language pathologist (1969 – 2019), working in a variety of settings primarily in Ohio, including hospitals and rehabilitation centers with 35 years in the area of home health care.

She is a national motivational speaker and author of more than 30 products to enhance communication and connection for all those wanting to enhance their quality of life, particularly when there are communication, memory and cognitive challenges.

Currently Kathryn is focusing on her geriatric life enhancement consulting practice and educational programs on related topics. She also continues to offer brain health/memory fitness and Lifelong Learning programs while expanding her brain teaser resources.

Her websites, Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters have an abundance of resources including her eldercare and memory fitness blogs, interviews and podcasts, and sample pages of all her products.

Date: 09/09/2021 (Thu.)

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Location: TBA

Created by:   Carrie Shafer

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