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One of the secrets to well-being in our later years is continuing to remain engaged with life through meaningful activities. Total Engagement promotes successful aging and life satisfaction with a unique collection of activities created to stimulate growth, curiosity, and enjoyment through self-discovery and creative expression. This program will be presented by Pamela Atwood.
For Pam, progressive neurocognitive disorders and dementia are personal. Her grandmother died from Alzheimer’s. Her mother in law died with Parkinson’s disease. In 2014, her 57 year old cousin, Patricia, found out that her memory problems were due to young-onset Alzheimer’s. She came to live with Pam for a month to learn how to live with AD. In honor of her family, Pam has dedicated her career to helping others coping with memory changes and family caregiving issues.
With a Masters in Gerontology and 30 years of senior services experience, Pamela Atwood has played in the big leagues. She has worked in community care management, skilled nursing and assisted living. Pam has been a sought after speaker for conferences around the country, has facilitated support groups for more than 20 years, has published articles, and co-authored a book with her husband, Tom. She has experience as a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association and American Parkinson Disease Association. Pam is also a Certified Laughter Leader!
Atwood Dementia Group specializes in coaching families through the treacherous process of progressive dementia. Like a ball coach, Pamela Atwood helps families and individuals understand fundamentals while helping them build a sound strategy to manage life with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
People living with dementia, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn more about dementia are encouraged to attend. This program will be closed-captioned.
Presented online through Zoom. Registration required. Here is the link to register: https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/activities-for-people-living-with-dementia/
This program is jointly sponsored by The Avon Free Public Library, The Avon Senior Center, The Bloomfield Public Library, and The Canton Public Library, with financial support from the Friends of the Avon Free Public Library.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.