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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Early Stage Group

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Early Stage Group


Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 9:00a- 10:30a
Location: Virtual
Facilitator: Bette McIntire & Brian Connolly
Cost: Members $440 | Non-Members $550

Designed for: Individuals experiencing the early stages of dementia
Open to: Exclusive to individuals experiencing the early stages of dementia

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Program Description: 
This course is designed exclusively for individuals experiencing early cognitive change to moderate dementia. CST has been found to improve general cognitive functioning, language comprehension and production, and quality of life. Each CST session is designed to stimulate thinking and memory, and connect with others in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere. The sessions follow a general theme, with activities chosen based on the interests of the group. Groups are limited to 6-8 participants. Our approach to brain fitness is an evidence-based practice referred to as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and is delivered by LiveWell’s trained dementia specialists.

Participants will take active steps to: 
- Improve brain function 
- Maintain independence 
- Decrease depression 
- Build confidence 
- Improve self-esteem 

Facilitator Biography

Bette McIntire |LiveWell Faculty
Bette McIntire is a collaborative leader with more than 27 years at IBM of direct employment and consulting experience that resulted in optimizing processes while building high performance, customer focused IT operations.
Ms. McIntire has extensive experience in conducting workshops and executive presentations. Her engaging personality allows her to work well across groups and to build consensus across diverse groups and cultures. Her strong experience in relationship management enables her to manage and handle objections professionally while encouraging everyone to work collaboratively toward a common goal.

Bette has been an active Toastmaster since 2004 and has applied these skills in her other roles as a Therapeutic Recreational Director at Livewell for the past 12 years and as a certified Tour Director when she conducts tours of Washington DC, NYC, and Boston for school trips in the Spring.  Both of these roles satisfy her desire to add value in peoples lives. Her passionate and community minded philosophy make her a perfect fit for these industries. 
Bette obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from St Joseph College and graduated summa cum laude. She enjoys reading and staying fit and resides in Avon, CT with her husband Bruce.

Facilitator Biography

Brian Connolly | Community Engagement Partner
Brian has been passionate about community education, advocacy, and empowerment for the past 40 years. Through a diversity of roles; Chair of the Hartford Hospital Stroke and Family Advisory Council, Director of Marketing and Communication, elected member of the Farmington Town Council, and pioneer member of the LiveWell Resilient Living Center Faculty leading Social Café’s, Meet-Up’s and cognitive programming, Brian focuses his attention on understanding what’s needed to create situations where we can all grow into our highest potential.

Brian’s superpower is being present with you and creating the perfect moment to make anyone smile. He lives with his wife in Farmington.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 9:00 AM until Thursday, April 18, 2024, 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Meeting ID:
813 0009 5667
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

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