December 3, 2015
Attorney Phil Runyon will discuss powers of attorney and health care directives to enable others to handle legal and medical affairs for incapacitated seniors. He will also describe how assets may be passed on to family members without the need for expensive and time-consuming probate administration.
November 5, 2015
Aylmer Given, Director of Culinary Services at Summerhill will speak to the “Turn A New Leaf” dietary program. This healthier eating program is all about making good and satisfying food choices.
Come try some delicious samples.
October 1, 2015
Joshua Freitas author of “The Dementia Concept” Mr. Freitas will discuss cutting edge, informative and practical approaches to interacting with individuals having Alzheimer’s and related dementias. He will review dynamic concepts for
care givers to understand, connect and engage with this audience to allow them more independence in daily life.
September 3, 2015
Jan Shultz, LPN and other Reiki practitioners will discuss what Reiki is and use of essential oils for aroma therapy. You will have the chance to experience Reiki firsthand. Jan has worked at Summerhill as Staff Nurse for 2.5 years and currently is Reiki Master volunteering at MCH. She studied Reiki with Libby Barnett at the Healing Center.
Maria Towers, RN our Resident Care Director will speak to recognizing the initial signs and how to maintaining independence for those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s while at home and for those at an Assisted Living facility.
July 2, 2015
Mary Pat lead discussion with residents recalling special Fourth of July traditions and past time. What the 4th means to them.
June 4, 2015
Join our Chaplain, Barbara Harlow for a conversation about just what is our human nature with regards to loss and grief, gifts and joy? What are our losses? And, how are we continuing to live our lives, hopefully with a sense of gratitude and celebration?
May 7, 2015
Caroline Kirkfield, VP at Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire will speak about those important lifestyle factors that are linked to healthy longevity and those with a sense of calmness and purpose.
Summerhill's Memory Cafe was fortunate to have Caroline Kirkfield come and speak to us about tips, activities and advice for a healthy mind and body. Her presentation was lively and informative. It was well attended by the Summerhill Community as well as folks from Peterborough and Jaffrey. Once again, Aylmer out did himself serving individual shrimp cocktail, tea sandwiches, brownies and sherry
April 2, 2015
Joan Bickford, RN from Life Choice will speak to Medicare Hospice benefits. Joan has worked in hospice care for the last 12 years of her 35 years in nursing care. She will discuss the philosophy of Hospice care, those services offered, and eligibility considerations along with what Hospice care covers.
Dementia in Depression: Why it's important to understand, evaluate and treat Dr. Betty LaFleur is a clinical psychologist and Chief Operating Officer at Generations Geriatric Mental Health. She was formerly the Director of Behavioral Health at Elliot Health System where she worked with Dr. Jwalant Vadalia in management of the Geripsychiatric Inpatient Unit. She has been dedicated to working with older adults since her internship in geriatric psychology in 1993 at the West Los Angeles VAMC Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical program.
February 5, 2015
Dr. Lucas Shippee, from MCH, Monadnock Internal Medicine will speak to the issues of aging and dementia.