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Healthy Lifestyles with Erica

Healthy Lifestyles with Erica


Schedule: Tuesday

Time: 2:00p - 3:30p
Location: In-Person
Facilitator: Erica DeFrancesco
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $550

Designed for: Individuals experiencing mild to moderate disability
Open to: Anyone interested in improving their brain health

Program Description: 

This course reflects evidenced-based recommendations from behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists specifically focused on improving brain health and overall wellbeing. Participate in this enlivening group to learn techniques to make progress with your own routines in a friendly, supportive, and open environment for learning. Course work is adapted to meet your specific goals whether you are taking active steps to prevent dementia,  living with a diagnosis, or caring for or supporting someone living with cognitive changes. 

If you or someone you love wants to improve: 

- Sleep and sleep hygiene 

- Stress management 

- Cognitive stimulation 

- Relationships and social health 

- Nutrition

- Physical fitness 

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 12, 2023, 2:00 PM until Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Resilient Living Center
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
Available Slots:
No Fee

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