United Community Center, Community Care enter into partnership for adult day care

The United Community Center and Community Care Inc. have entered into a partnership that could help both nonprofit organizations prepare for the projected increase in elderly Latinos in Milwaukee.

The two organizations — one well-established in the Latino community, the other relatively unknown but with annual revenue of $455.4 million last year — will work together to provide adult day care to people in a program that provides alternatives to living in a nursing home.

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UCC, Community Care team up to offer adult day care

The two organizations — one well-established in the Latino community, the other relatively unknown but with annual revenue of $455.4 million last year — will work together to provide adult daycare to people in a program that provides alternatives to living in a nursing home.

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WomanVision TV S3 E4: Caregiving the Elderly

Deborah Delaney, founder and CEO of Touching Lives Adult Day Services shares important things to think about if you are considering becoming a caregiver for a family member or loved one. Click here to view video.

FACE AGING MN

We believe that every senior should live in a place they call home and receive the care they need. We need to prepare today for the aging of our society and be more innovative in how we address the continuum of care that seniors will experience.

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Thank you so much Brittany Atchinson!

Thank you so much Brittany Atchinson, Area Director for N2 Publishing for the spot light article in the February issue of Eden Prairie/Bearpath ”The Chronicle!” See page 22 here.

Deb Delaney Recognized as 2015 Top Women Entrepreneur

CARY, NC (USA): Monica S. Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com) has announced the winners of the 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe. The award honorees will be recognized at the 13th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards & Conference, March 29-31, 2015 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, which recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond, is in its 13th year. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

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Benefits of Adult Day Centers

Adult day centers offer people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias the opportunity to be social and to participate in activities in a safe environment.

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Just don’t call me old: Baby boomers waging a war on words

Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts has a peculiar habit when she calls a staff meeting. She sets a jar in the middle of the table, and anyone who says the “F-word” has to pony up a quarter.

“Oh, we’ve had lots of quarters,” she said. “Lots and lots of quarters.”

The naughty word here is “facility.”

Roberts, whose organization runs senior housing and long-term care centers across the Midwest, is on a mission to excise the term from the corporate lexicon.

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Businesses, downtowns work to become ‘dementia-friendly’

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WIS. – Buying a latte at this colorful coffee shop was once a simple, daily routine for Julie Anderl, whose law office was nearby. But as her dementia grew, it became a puzzle of choices.

The women at 4:30 AM Coffeehouse gave Anderl, 55, time to choose her beverage and helped her sort through change, said her mother, Janet Rubenzer-Pike, 74. But elsewhere, store workers either tried to take advantage of Anderl’s confusion — pushing credit cards or clothes that didn’t fit — or ignored her.

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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

When Yvonne van Amerongen received a phone call from her mother two decades ago, relaying that her father had died of a heart attack—sudden and painless—one of the first things she thought was, Thank God he never had to be in a nursing home.

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