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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy MWF Mornings

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

 

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Time: 10:15a- 11:15a
Location: Resilient Living Center
Facilitator: Erica DeFrancesco
Cost: Members $440 | Non-Members $550

Designed for: Individuals experiencing mild to moderate disability
Open to: Exclusive to individuals experiencing mild disability or newly diagnosed

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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

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. 

 



 


When:
Monday, July 1, 2024, 10:15 AM until Friday, September 6, 2024, 11:15 AM
Where:
Resilient Living Center
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

860.628.9000
Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
 
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Category:
In-Person
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
$440.00
$550.00

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