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Got support? The Haven at Shorrock Gardens announces the return of its Alzheimer’s Academy outreach for 2012.

  • Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:44

Brick, NJ -The Haven at Shorrock Gardens has welcome news, and an open invitation for families in search of care, compassion, and expert guidance. As the inaugural season of their Alzheimer’s Academy outreach group was such a resounding success, it will return in 2012 with a new schedule of events, informative topics, and guest speakers. The Haven, one of the region’s premier assisted living facilities, will once again host the meetings at their Brick location, the 3rd Thursday of each month with the next meeting scheduled for February 16th. The events are open to everyone, light refreshments will be served, and free care for the loved one will be provided during each discussion.

Wendy Metzger, Administrator at The Haven, explained the group’s success, which in one short year has become embraced by a community affected more and more each day by Alzheimer’s disease. “The Alzheimer’s Academy was very successful at providing expert assistance to those who attended. Speakers included physicians, home health care professionals, an attorney, dietitian, and physical therapist. No where else could these caregivers have had access to personalized instruction from so many different professionals, and all for free.”

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The Haven at Shorrock Gardens’ Alzheimer’s Academy:

  • Published: Tuesday, 08 February 2011 21:42

Brick, NJ –– The Haven at Shorrock Gardens announces the first meeting of their newly created “Alzheimer’s Academy” will take place Tuesday, January 18th, 9:30am, at 75 Old Toms River Road in Brick, NJ. The event is open to everyone; light refreshments will be served, and free care for the loved one will be provided during the discussion. The topic will be: Why is this happening to me? Care for the caregiver.

What to Expect on January 18th -The January 18th meeting is of particular importance to caregivers, who are faced with an enormity of issues––their own health being issue #1. As Alzheimer’s long and arduous journey takes its course, caregivers face tests of their stamina, resilience, and problem-solving skills. Without major support, a caregiver’s health and well-being can be compromised. During the fact-filled discussion, caregivers will learn how to weather each new crisis triggered by a loved one’s diminishing abilities, while preserving their physical and emotional fitness. For example, as communication becomes more limited, rewards are diminished, and relationships are strained. Under these stressful conditions, even the healthiest lifestyles can come undone. By learning how to condition their responses, and prepare for these kinds of challenges, caregivers can best protect themselves.

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The Haven at Shorrock Gardens to Hold Free Memory Screenings Event Addresses Growing Concerns of Today’s Seniors

  • Published: Monday, 06 December 2010 21:37

BRICK – NJ—With memory concerns and increasing health risks being major topics of interest for the aging population, especially as the first baby boomers turn 65 next year, The Haven at Shorrock Gardens is answering the call by offering free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials about brain health on November 16.

The event is part of National Memory Screening Day (NMSD), an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Approximately 2,000 sites across the country will be participating. The Haven at Shorrock Gardens will provide the memory screenings at 75 Old Toms River Rd., Brick, NJ, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For more information or to schedule and appointment, call 732-451-1000.

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The Haven at Shorrock Gardens to hold free Memory Screen Day on April 14

  • Published: Tuesday, 08 June 2010 21:36

BRICK, NJ—March 22, 2010—The Haven at Shorrock Gardens, an assisted living residence specializing in the care of seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and early memory loss, will host a Memory Screen Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm. The free and confidential screening is designed to improve overall health maintenance and to promote proper detection of memory problems. All adults—particularly those with memory concerns or a family history of Alzheimer’s Disease—are encouraged to participate. The screening is also an excellent opportunity to establish a baseline score for future reference and a chance to pick up related educational materials.

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Shorrock Gardens Rehabilitation & Care Center connects with the community throughout the year

  • Published: Tuesday, 08 June 2010 18:30

BRICK, NJ—In addition to providing the elderly with rehabilitation services, nursing care, specialized dementia care and assisted living, Shorrock Gardens Rehabilitation & Care Center coordinates the involvement of residents, families, staff and friends in numerous community and charity projects spread throughout the calendar year. According to Wini Caprio, Assistant Administrator at Shorrock, “The idea is to stress the importance of group outreach efforts in the community and to create a sense of empowerment for the residents as they provide valuable services and support to others in need.”

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