October is here and The Legends at Heritage Place is excited about one of their upcoming events for the month. Called “Legends Academy”, their new educational program is focused on providing useful information to family and friends who know someone with memory loss.
“This has been a goal for our campus to offer the families and loved ones of our campus residents, Information regarding Alzheimers, memory loss, resources for finding out what to do, and where to turn, as well as community shared support.” states Lina Conradson, Memory Care Coordinator at The Legends at Heritage Place.
Beginning Thursday, October 27th, and one evening a month, Lina and Emma Peterson the Community Life Coordinator, will be having an evening of learning, sharing, and support for famililies and loved ones who have members with Memory loss.
“We want to take our learned experiences of working with residents with memory loss and their families and use it to improve their understanding and communication with their loved ones.” Emma says, “Through my geriatric work experience as well as being a family member having grandparents with memory loss, I have seen the need for getting family education and support as they progress through their journey.his is my way of paying it forward and teaching others what I wish I could have been taught.”
New Information will be provided each month by resources from the Alzheimer’s Association, the St. Cloud State Gerontology program, Assisted Living Federation of America, and Aging Services of Minnesota. They look forward to providing a enjoyable time of learning and fun.
For more information, contact Lina at 320-281-3343. Details about upcoming events will be posted on their Facebook page.