This series of workshops will cover a range of caregiving tips over eight sessions. Topics include: Alzheimer's Education, Reducing Patient Agitation, Bathing and Restroom Assistance, Mealtime and Hydration, Creative Activities and Movement, Home Safety, and Self-Care. Led by Occupational Therapy students Haley and Allie, these groups are designed to provide applicable tips and give you a chance to ask questions about your own caregiving challenges.
Meet Your Facilitators:
Haley Leaming: Hi my name Haley Leaming and I am a second-year Occupational Therapy Graduate Student at Springfield College with a planned graduation date of May 2022! I have my bachelor's in Health Science from James Madison University in Virginia where I was on a pre-OT track. I have a lot of experience working one on one with patients as well as their caregivers while working as a Rehab Technician at Mount Sinai Rehab Hospital in Hartford, CT as well as Middlesex Orthopedic Surgeons and Physical Therapy in Hebron/Middletown, CT. I can’t wait to meet everyone and share my experience and knowledge with you. I am looking forward to learning more about your experiences.
Allie Statile: Hi, my name is Allie Statile and I'm currently a second-year Occupational Therapy graduate student at Springfield College. I have a BA in Psychology from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont where I was a student-athlete, playing Division II volleyball. During my time in Vermont, I had an internship at the Allenbrook Memory Care facility for a year, where I got to meet a lot of amazing people and learn a lot about what it’s like for patients, family members, and caregivers living with or around Alzheimer’s Disease. I’m excited to meet everyone and work with them to navigate both the hardships and silver linings that come with living with Alzheimer’s.