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A Reason to Celebrate!

Congratulations to all of the graduates who completed our 45-hour dementia home care training on June 12. It was a pleasure to have offered them the skills that are needed to effectively care for a person with dementia. This training was offered in Spanish to better meet the needs of the home health aides. Good Job!

Another great achievement is that our Latino Outreach program received a prestigious grant by Eisai Inc. and Pfizer Inc to fund the Family Caregiver Workshop in Spanish. During the last year and a half, the Chapter has offered the workshop in English. We will begin to provide the workshop in Spanish in October 2008.


June 12, 2008 Graduates:
Leonidas Almanzar, Barbara Banguela, William Batista, Salime Bonilla, Margarita Gonzalez, Eugenia Grullon, Carlita Mercedes, Priscila Montiel, Rosa Ortiz, Elcida Ramos, Maria Ramos, Maria E. Rengifo, Maeva Reyes, Rita Reyes de Reynoso, Nilda Rivera, Griselda Rodriquez, Isabel Tejada, Yaskara Vargas

— Alison Reynoso,
Dementia Care Trainer



March 26, 2008 Graduates:
Marie Chatelain, Lordes Clor, Majorie Dathus, Thenceta Dennis, Renise Eliacin-Lacossade,
Albino Flores, Catalina Guerrero, Mary Louise Hansen, Chantel Jean, Margaline Louis-Jean,
Betanie Milfort, Jasmine Paul, Marie Registre, Lucie Remy, Adrian Pooran Sowdagar, Lourdes St-Preux


June 6, 2008 Graduates:
Marie Bazil-Lavaud, Andrea Blanchard, Marie A. Brignolle, Vilma Bruno, Elisa Byard,
Ann E. Canterbury, Veronica Capel, Herse Charles, Melissa Cheek, Bolanle Lawal, Doris Ledesma,
Diane Lenoir, Sharon McLaughlin, Nelida Perez, Coraline Richards, Kimberly Rivers, Cindy Winfield, Lyrene Wusi

— Nancy Lee Hendley,
Dementia Care Trainer

 

In NYC, tens of thousands of people with dementia are living at home and being cared for by Home Care Aides. The work of caring for people with dementia requires specialized skills and exceptional sensitivity. To prepare home care workers to become part of this much-needed, capable workforce, we at the NYC Chapter offer a variety of training programs. In calendar year 2007, more than 500 Home Care Aides received our dementia home care training.

— Della Frazier-Rios,
Senior Vice President,
Director of Education and Outreach

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