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Schedule: 2nd Thursday of each month

Time: Varies each month
Location: Varies each month
Facilitator: Erica DeFrancesco
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $0

Designed for: Care partners and individuals experiencing mild cognitive change or a new dementia diagnosis
Open to: Care partners and individuals experiencing mild cognitive change or a new dementia diagnosis and anyone who wants to be part of a dementia friendly community



Program Description: 
What is a Walk-About? LiveWell hosts monthly in-person “Walk-Abouts” where we can be social together while taking a walk at various locations. These fun gatherings are designed for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. 

These gatherings are not support groups; they are an opportunity to develop supportive friendships and have some fun!

What participants are saying: 
“Everybody here is a lot of fun. And smiling makes my day!” -Care Partner/Participant

“You can say things and you don’t have to say I’m sorry he’s got a memory problem.” -Care Partner/Participant

Facilitator Biography

Erica DeFrancesco MA OTD/L | Director of Community Education
Erica demonstrates her career long passion and excitement for collaborating and supporting older adults in every project she is involved in. As a master’s level occupational therapist and former professor of occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, Erica creates innovative compensatory strategies to continually identify and respond to each individual’s learning strengths.  As a pioneer member of The LiveWell Institute, and Director of Community Education, she facilitates and mentors other professionals for Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), designs educational opportunities and partnerships for community awareness regarding dementia, champions Dementia Friendly communities and leads the developing LiveWell initiative, The Empowering Partnerships Network. 

Erica is a foodie, an avid reader, and lives with her husband and daughter. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Resilient Living Center | Movement Studio
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
No Fee

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