Grace Meadows is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Grace is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit. Grace is Programme Director of Music for Dementia 2020, a campaign led by The Utley Foundation to make music available to everyone living with dementia by 2020. The campaign has emerged from the recommendations of the International Longevity Centre UK’s Commission into music and dementia.
Alongside this role Grace is also a senior music therapist in the Music Therapy Team at the Cheyne Child Development Service, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In addition, Grace is also an active bassoonist and contra bassoonist, playing with a range of amateur and semi-professional orchestras across London.
Grace’s session is entitled: Music for Dementia 2020: Improving Access to Music for People Living with Dementia.
Irene is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
We welcome Irene to the Caregiver Smile Summit. Certified from the Los Angeles School of Massage in 1974 Irene holds a CAMTC state license, is a member of the International Massage Association, Hospice Volunteer Association; is a ceu provider for the BRN and NCBTMB, and on the advisory board of the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation
In 2001, Irene founded and currently directs Everflowing, an educational outreach program dedicated to teaching mindful touching, as an integral component to end of life care. Having introduced massage into hospice care on the West coast in 1982, Irene is a respected author and educator whose multimedia contributions are utilized world-wide.
Her topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Touch Awareness(R) in Caregiving
Brian and Wendy Are Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
We are pleased to welcome Brian and Wendy to the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Brian is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders. He is an EPA Lead-Safe Renovator, and has numerous years experience in residential construction. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine where he double majored in Marketing and Management. He assures that HHM stays up to date with the latest and greatest home accessibility building strategies. Brian holds a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License.
Wendy is the Director of Client Care Services for First Light Home Care of West Suburban Boston. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with seniors. Wendy holds a B.A. from Clark University, in Psychology with a concentration in Sociology and Human Services. In addition to her Massachusetts License in Social Work, she holds a Certificate in Gerontology from the Worcester Consortium Gerontology Program.
She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Finally, Wendy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner® in good standing from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Her topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Retrofit Your Home for Safety and Comfort
Aamod is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
We are pleased to welcome Aamod Wagh Salomon to the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Aamond is the Founder and CEO of TigerTech Smart Living – a startup with a vision to leverage todays technologies that intersect IoT, Healthcare, wearables, and smart homes to bring the Future of Smart, Safe and Healthy Living to the masses and to our senior citizens. He has over 30 years of global industry experience having worked with various multi-national companies across Asia, Europe and the US.
TigerTech was born with a mission to bring the highest level of intelligence into wireless & wearable IoT products to make your daily life safer, healthier, smarter and more secure. We strive to improve your life by developing products that are simple to install, easy to use, elegantly designed, affordable, work well under any conditions, and can protect you and your family on a 24×7 basis using mobile devices. The Products integrate the latest functionalities in wearable healthcare sensors, smart living technologies and the endless opportunities provided by the Internet of Things to help people to feel safe, secure and be far more confident in going about their daily lives.
These are things that matter most. That’s what drives us……. and we’re just getting started.
Her topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Smart Wearables and Their Impact on the Daily Lives of People Living with Dementia
Our Friday Song of the Week – Woodstock – The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down
After seeing Santana in Charlotte my wife and I were inspired to have a Woodstock party. Not taking my duties lately, I found the Woodstock lineup and all the songs that were performed. I took it upon myself to try to learn at least one or two songs from each artist at Woodstock in the order of appearance. Some artists or songs were so obscure that I had to skip them or I simply did not know the songs. For some artists I didn’t care for the songs that they did at Woodstock so I did another one of their songs that they made famous after Woodstock. I figured it was only appropriate to rehearse in my garage and to tape the rehearsal as opposed to going into my more polished studio and hooking up everything to my sound system on my computer. So what you’re seeking and hearing is my replication of our version of Woodstock complete with the garage band feel, me in jeans and a T-shirt and unshaven. Please pardon the surroundings, but I thought it would add some authenticity, but I hope you enjoy the songs. So here’s one by Joan Baez called The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down. (Not performed at Woodstock.)