CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- A grant to develop an early memory loss programs has been awarded to Bethel Homes and Services for its Croton-on-Hudson campus.
The grant is from the Brookdale Foundation which designs and funds programs to enhance the lives of seniors.
The program will provide supportive services for people who have either been diagnosed with early memory loss or who have begun to notice memory deficits, even without an official diagnosis, said a release.
“This unique program fills a void for people who may still be living independently in the community- working, driving and going about their daily routines, but who have started experiencing changes in their memory function," said Beth Goldstein, Bethel’s chief executive officer.
The program will offer an engaging and educational setting with a four-hour session, once a week, which will encourage adults to be involved in their communities and participate in programs that will help them remain independent.
Other elements of the program will include learning practical skills, in a non-threatening group setting, memory enhancement and compensatory skill building, group problem-solving, socialization, peer support, and exercise.
The Brookdale Foundation Group has long recognized the needs of seniors and has advocated on their behalf for over 60 years by advancing the fields of geriatrics and gerontology throughout the United States and around the world.
Bethel’s Early Memory Loss Program is set to start in December.
For more information, call Marsha Schlig at 914-941-7300, ext. 3375.