Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meetings of the Caregiver’s Support Group.

 

Please note the change of the day and time for this month’s meeting ONLY which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center on Tuesday, July 12th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.


Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other caregivers at the monthly meetings of the Caregiver’s Support Group.
 
Please note the change of the day and time for this month’s meeting ONLY which will be held at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center on Tuesday, July 12th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
 
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mario Cornacchione.  Dr. Cornacchione is a Geriatrician/Director of the program.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Regional Education Coordinator at the Commonwealth Medical College – Scranton, PA; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Institute for Successful Aging, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine.
 
 
Dr. Cornacchione has been the principle investigator on a number of research studies in geriatrics, dementia and long-term care and has participated in the development of many national clinical practice guidelines.  He most recently was a workgroup member and co-authored the National Clinical Practice Guideline: Dementia Management in the Long-Term Care Setting, as well as the National Clinical Practice Guideline: Delirium & Acute Problematic Behavior in the Long-Term Care Setting developed by the American Medical Directors Association.
Dr. Cornacchione has 25 years experience in teaching and continues to have an active long- term care medicine practice.  He is a consultant at dementia units and John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital.  While publishing widely and lecturing nationally, he continues to serve as a consultant for many major pharmaceutical companies on dementia, geriatric and long-term care related issues. He currently serves on the Alzheimer's Association Pennsylvania Chapter Board of Directors.  He has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, the Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Association and currently is on the editorial board for Assisted Living Consult.
 
 
The group meeting is informal but informational.  The counselors are experienced and understanding.  Sharing experiences, ideas, situations, solutions and frustrations can help you and others who attend.  Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being.
 
 
Please call Laurie at 570-253-4262 at the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging if you would like more information.
 
Let us know if you need someone to “sit” with your loved one at the Aging Office while you attend the meeting.