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Alzheimers Association Caregiver Training Seminars to be Held at Masonicare at Newtown

February 9, 2012

Newtown, CT, February 9, 2012…. The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring free educational seminars for individuals and families in the community that will provide important information and discuss the skills needed to care for persons with memory loss. The four-part training program will be held at Masonicare at Newtown in Newtown.

The seminars will be held on the following Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A complimentary light supper, provided by Masonicare at Newtown, will be served at 5:30 p.m. Dates and topics for the Wednesday evening seminars are as follows:

February 22 Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Research:

Jonathan Woodhouse, Psy.D

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Associated Neurologists, P.C.

February 29 Family Dynamics:

Keeping the Caregiver Healthy

Carrie Effinger, MSW

March 7 Communication Techniques / Identification of Behavioral Challenges:

Patty O’Brien, North Central Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association

March 14 Legal and Financial Issues:

Julia M. Brown, Certified Elder Law Attorney

You may sign up for all of the seminars or choose to attend those that are of most interest to you. There is no fee for the series, but seating is limited. Please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997 as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Masonicare at Newtown, an affiliate of Masonicare, is located at 139 Toddy Hill Road in Newtown. For directions to Masonicare at Newtown, please visit

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Penny O’Neill
Public Relations Associate

Liz Struble
Marketing Coordinator