Brown Bag Lunch: What is a Dementia Friend?

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Mass School of Law, Andover, MA
Speaker: Judy Trerotola, MPH, CSA

Location: Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, 500 Federal St, Andover, MA 01810

Topic:  What is a Dementia Friend?

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Judy Trerotola, MPH, CSA, Director of Marketing, Artis Senior Living of Reading, MA -  A Specialized Memory Care Community

Facilitated Discussion Description:  

What is a Dementia Friend? To become a Dementia Friend, you participate in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session offered by a Dementia Friends Champion. You will learn five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it's like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend, you turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in your community. Your action can be as big or as small as you choose - because every action counts!

About Judy: Judy has worked in aging and long-term care for 35 years, including over 20 years in planning, marketing and research for companies developing and managing assisted and independent living communities, including The Hillhaven Corporation, Brim Enterprises and the CareMatrix Corporation. She also spent ten years in the operation of community-based programs for older adults, launching The Andover's Village at Home, a membership village model, and most recently having served as Director of Senior Services for Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Judy ran her own video memoir business for seniors, and has served as a member of the Andover Council on Aging for over 11 years. Judy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health & Society from Brown University, and a Masters of Public Health degree in Gerontology from Yale University.



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