‘Sapphire, Diamond, Emerald, Amber, Ruby, Pearl … A Positive Approach to Brain Change’ Dementia Training Program

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Luther Acres Towne Center

250 St. Luke Drive
17543 Lititz , PA
Phone: 717.626.1171, ext. 1640

Your Neighborhood Connection, a partnership of Luthercare and Moravian Manor, is pleased to present a unique educational opportunity coming in November to Luther Acres residents and those on the Luther Acres waiting list. Join us for a free two-hour community education program with guest speaker Beth Tesfay from Unforgettable Gems. She’ll provide insight and strategies to help you better understand the stages of brain changes. The GEMS® workshop is a dementia classification model that compares different states of being and ability to the characteristics of precious jewels. This dignified metaphor defines normal aging as well as the many appearances, behavioral changes, skill sets, and needs of those living with the effects of neurocognitive failure (dementia) or other brain changes.

To RSVP, please call Your Neighborhood Connection at 717.627.0072 or email leanne@yourneighborhoodconnection.org by October 19. Space is limited; reserve your seat early. Refreshments will be served prior to the prompt start of the program.

Beth Tesfay has a unique passion for people. She has worked in health and personal care serving patients from childbirth to seniors, in various levels of need from basic to complex for more than 25 years. Twenty of these years have been dedicated to serving those living with dementia and their families. She earned her Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer and Coaching certification and uses her foundational knowledge and basic care partnering skills, including Positive Physical Approach™ (PPA) and Hand-under-Hand™ (HuH), to train and coach experiential and interactive courses to those caring for people living with dementia. She recently joined Positive Approach as a trainer and mentor; works at a local CCRC Personal

Care Memory Care Household; is a facilitator for the Virtual Dementia Tour through Second Wind Dreams, and is in a work group for Dementia Action Alliance. Beth’s awareness and knowledge of dementia, her heart for people, professional experiences and training make her uniquely qualified to empower you, the care partner.

Your Neighborhood Connection is a collaborative venture between Luthercare and Moravian Manor, offering a reliable source for your in-home care services.