A few months ago when a Clermont Park resident with cognitive issues asked concierge Jacque Visintainer to contact her children and let them know she was running late at work but would be home soon, Jacque didn’t know how to respond.
Jacque anxiously looked for a nurse to take control of the situation. “I really didn’t know what to do,” she said.
Thanks to your support, which made it possible for Jacque to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia in late spring, today Jacque feels self-assured serving residents living with dementia.
She readily uses the tools she learned at the training, such as improvising and entering the resident’s reality. In turn, the residents appear less anxious, and Jacque feels like she’s helping them.
Dementia training is just one example of how you are making a difference in the lives of older adults.
You can extend your support at this year’s annual fundraiser, Aged to Perfection featuring the Earthen Vessel Award on Oct. 3 at CU South Denver.
Proceeds from this event support our mission of enhancing the quality & dignity of life for older adults.
We invite you to join us for this fun-filled evening. This year’s theme is Back to the Future as we celebrate our history, our present-day successes and the expansion of our mission.
We will pay homage to our Earthen Vessel Honoree Erby Kenerson, a Someren Glen volunteer whose outstanding service has enhanced the lives of residents beyond compare. And, we will celebrate long-time former team member, Jan Roth, who will receive our Distinguished Service Award.
The evening features food tastings and a complimentary drink, live music, limited silent auction and games! New this year is a Live Auction and Fund-the-Mission paddle raiser – by raising your paddle, you’re funding the Mission.