EVENT POSTPONED: Special Dementia Symposium for Providers & Caregivers on January 22nd

Due to inclement weather, the event has been postponed. Please contact Linda Spiegel at 718-298-7838 for further information. Margaret Tietz Center in conjunction with Samuel Field Y and the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare is pleased to present "Dementia: Research, Treatment and Caregiver Support" – a vital symposium for providers and caregivers of individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This event will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica Hills, NY. Doors open at 9:30 am with Registration and Breakfast. Keynote Speakers are scheduled from 10 am to 11:30. With a growing population of seniors dealing with the onset of dementia and all the ensuing challenges, it is crucial for caregivers to be as educated as possible in order to provide their loved ones with the support and care they desperately need. An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease, and  80% of their care is provided by unpaid caregivers, usually family members. The emotional and physical toll of  caregiving  is very high, and caregivers need to learn what resources are available to them so that they receive the necessary stress relief and time out. The symposium will feature a distinguished roster of presenters including Jed A. Levine, MA – Executive Vice President and Director of Programs & Services of the  Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter; Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW – Director of the Community Advisory Program for Elderly (CAPE) at Samuel Field YM & YWHA; and Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW –Executive Director of the Queensboro Council on Social Welfare. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Linda Spiegel at 718-298-7838. For your convenience, valet parking will be available.