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September 23, 2018

‘Entering Their World – Living with Dementia the Easy Way’ Workshop Set May 18


OSWEGO – St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego will host a workshop that is open to the public entitled, “Entering Their World-Living with Dementia the Easy Way” on May 18 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A workshop for families who are caring for a loved one experiencing memory deficit will be presented by Kelley Greene, left, and Julie Chetney.

A workshop for families who are caring for a loved one experiencing memory deficit will be presented by Kelley Greene, left, and Julie Chetney.

The workshop is for family members, loved ones, or caregivers who are on the journey of a Dementia diagnosis of a loved one.

The one-hour program will focus on ideas and approaches that will make the journey easier on everyone involved. Interventions, conversation tips, and “dos and don’ts” will be presented by Julie Chetney, director of St Francis and Kelley Greene, case manager.

Hear about strategies that have proven to be effective from professionals who oversees Oswego County’s only dedicated special care residential program that served individuals with a dementia-related illness like Alzheimer’s disease.

“The hands-on approaches we will cover in this workshop are not theoretical; these are the strategies our staff have learned and adopted through actual day-to-day care of individuals with memory deficits and can help anyone who likewise provides some level of support for a family member, friend or neighbor,” said Greene.

“We know how difficult it can be for families who are responsible for caring for a loved one who is experiencing the onset of memory deficits,” said Chetney. “This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions of professionals who have years of experience providing that level of specialized care.”

The program coincides with an open house taking place the same evening.

The open house will give community members a chance to tour the assisted living residence and learn about the services and amenities residents enjoy there. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the various levels of care and services available and learn why St. Francis Commons is, “supportive living, made easy.”

Those touring the residence will be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvre prepared by St. Francis Common’s culinary professionals. Musical entertainment by local musician Cam Caruso will provide a relaxing and enjoyable backdrop for the open house.

No reservations are necessary to attend the workshop or open house.

For more information, please contact St. Francis Commons at 315-326-0870. On the web at http://www.stlukehs.com/st-francis-commons-at-st-luke

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