The Morning Pointe Foundation and the Weston Group, a regional therapy partner, will present “Don’t React, Adapt!”, a virtual Caregiver Café seminar about preventing falls in senior adults. The program will be a free, registration-only event held online on Thursday at 7 p.m. To register, go to www.morningpointe.com/caregivercafe.
Caregiver Café is an ongoing educational seminar series that connects experts on senior living and care with those experiencing the physical and mental effects of aging.
Led by licensed occupational therapists Hannah Doyle, OTR/L and Haley Gros, OTR/L, the seminar will discuss environmental modifications to reduce falls, adaptive equipment to maximize independence, and strategies to improve quality of life in seniors. They are both experienced occupational therapists who are passionate about giving seniors the tools they need to remain healthy and independent as they continue to age.
“Words cannot express the love I have for the geriatric population," said Ms. Gros. "Being able to care for them—and especially being able to be a friend to them—has been something that has been as beneficial for me as it has been for the seniors. My job as an occupational therapist challenges me to be creative to help each of my patients reach their individual goals. I would not trade my job for anything in the world.”
“The Morning Pointe Foundation is excited to be partnering with the Weston Group for our latest Caregiver Café virtual seminar," said Audra Hopkins, executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. "Weston occupational therapists, like Hannah and Haley, are absolutely top-notch when it comes to training and experience, and we are looking forward to sharing their expertise with seniors and senior caregivers who will really benefit from this information.”
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living, founded by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsors educational awareness events, and funds clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.
To register for this virtual Caregiver Café seminar, go to www.morningpointe.com/caregivercafe. For more information about the Morning Pointe Foundation, visit www.morningpointefoundation.com.