Please join us for these upcoming sponsored, co-sponsored, or supported events which are free and open to the public. Some events are hosted in our training and education center located in our Needham, MA office.
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Parkinson’s Support Group. Friday, February 7, 2020
Parkinson’s Support Group meets each month, on the first Friday, at the Wellesley Council on Aging’s Tolles Parsons Center at 500 Washington Street in Wellesley. The group runs from from 10:30 – 11:30. Attendees can stay from 11.30 to 12 noon to network if they prefer. Lunch is available immediately after to those who RSVP in advance. The on-going gathering is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association and by FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston
The support group is led by Nicole “Niki” Sinopoli Fein, MSW, LICSW. Niki Fein is also the director of Next Step Elder Care, LLC. She is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in geriatrics. Niki’s private practice includes psychotherapy to seniors in their home.
Parkinson’s Support Group sessions are geared to people with the diagnosis and their caregivers and family members. There is no set agenda or theme. Participants are encouraged to speak about what is on their mind. Open ended conversation then follows.
Conversation tends to include the impact of receiving the diagnosis, experiencing changes, finding a doctor and a team, managing medications, exploring new research and minimizing symptoms in a non-medical way. Both Wellesley residents and non-residents are eligible to participate in the program (with registration priority, if necessary, given to Wellesley residents).
Participants are asked to RSVP. Please call the Wellesley Council on Aging at (781) 235-3961
Needham Memory Cafe. Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A Memory Café is a social gathering for those personally dealing with memory loss and those who help care for those with these challenges. The goal is to have some fun, get to know others in the community with similar challenges, and to enjoy time with caring people who understand and support those with memory loss. Anyone with memory loss or concerns about memory loss is welcome to attend and family or professional caregivers are encouraged to attend, too. Volunteers ensure that everyone is included in the program.
The Needham Memory Cafe program is hosted by Avita of Needham and FirstLight HomeCare and supported by the Needham Council on Aging and other organizations and volunteers in the community. The next program date is Wednesday, February 12 from 11am to 12 noon. The program takes place at the Center at the Heights in Needham, MA.
Please join us for coffee and conversation in a welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes.
- Relax, socialize, and have fun!
- Enjoy guest artists who will lead in music, art, or other activities
- Coffee and other refreshments provided
- Free of charge
JF&CS is pleased to list Memory Cafes in Massachusetts as a public service. While these Memory Cafes are not endorsed by JF&CS and the list is not exhaustive, you may find this helpful. For more information, please call the FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston office at 781-559-0220.