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CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is Meredith Bay Colony Club’s unique Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Support Program that is provided in our State-of-the-Art, safe and secure memory support center that we call The GARDENS. The GARDENS is comprised of 24 all private apartments – each with its own bathroom and private shower. Dignity, Privacy, Safety and Security are the basic building blocks on top of which CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is built.

Let there be no mistake about it --- Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that affects not just the individual – but the families who so often provide the needed ongoing support and care. The CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS program at The GARDENS at MBCC provides Members and their families not just the sense of security that comes from living in a safe, secure yet friendly residential setting – but also a rediscovered source of joy that can come from being in a setting that allows each Member to find a little bit of success each and every day --- to find something to be proud of and to find something to smile about!

KEY ELEMENTS OF CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

1. We focus on all that a Person is right now and all that they can still be --- not on what they have lost or no longer can do.

2. We believe that each person is wonderfully complex and multi-dimensional including emotional, creative, inquisitive, musical, spiritual and physical aspects – in addition to cognitive and memory based functions. We recognize that although life will be different because of cognitive changes – that it can and should be as interesting, as stimulating and as much fun as possible.

3. We respect the need for some structure and predictability – but we celebrate spontaneity and the opportunity to discover new ways to help make people smile.

4. We believe in ‘seizing the moment’ even if that means upsetting the ‘schedule’. So what if we have lunch an hour late?

5. We respect the individual and acknowledge that there will be changes from month to month and from day to day. We realize that we need to constantly readjust our approach in order to meet our Member’s constantly changing needs.

6. Our Member’s Family are our friends and we realize that by supporting our Member’s families that we support our Members.

7. Our Staff Members are artists who wonderfully balance Caring and Creativity to meet not only the practical needs – but Quality of Life needs as well.

8. A safe and secure social setting that is open and welcoming to all Members is essential to creating an environment that is both fun and uplifting.

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Senior Crime Prevention

Wed, Apr 13 2011 at 11:20am

Senior Crime Prevention

 On this morning’s AGING WELL Radio Show I had as my guests Laconia Police Department’s Chief Mike Moyer along with Lt. Chris Adams who joined me in a discussion of the many and varied issues that relate to crime that directly affects seniors.   They report more and more issues involve financial exploitation of Elders by strangers who use the phone to convince Elders to wire money via Western Union to a third party.      Chief Moyer was very adamant in noting that it is almost always a mistake to send money to anyone via Western Union or by Money Order.   Sending money that way makes it almost impossible to track down who receives it.

 

I can speak first hand in noting that the Laconia Police Department has always been great about how their officers in the field deal with a very wide variety of issues that affect Elders.   They are very open to being called and always treat the Elder involved with courtesy and respect.   Lt. Adams noted that a possibility for consideration is the creation of a telephone reassurance program that would help keep Elders who live alone connected to the community by way of daily telephone check in calls.  

 

Important Points to Remember:

 

1.        Never ever give your social security number to anyone over the telephone.

 

2.        Never let a stranger into your Home.

 

3.        Call the Police Department immediately about any activity that doesn’t seem right.

 

4.        Do not put your name/address on anything attached to your keys.

 

5.        Do not do business with people you do not know.

 

6.        Your Bank is never going to call you to ‘investigate’ employee fraud – do not give any account information to someone saying he/she is a ‘bank examiner’.

 

7.        If you receive a telephone call notifying you that you have won a prize and that you now have to pay for – or buy – something.  It is a scam and you should just hang up!

 

8.        When in doubt call the Police Department.   You should never feel rushed into making any decision. 

 

There are some things that we cannot control --- but we hope that through education that we can minimize incidents of  Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.   The first step involves encouraging Elders to report all suspected or actual incidents.    For more information you can email me at chandler@meredithbaycolonyclub.org  or call at 279-1500.

 

 

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