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2017 Reason to Hope Dinner honoring

Gene Richards is a life-long entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is devoted to our community and has brought his leadership talents to multiple boards including the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, Burlington Community Health Center, United Way of Chittenden County, Lund Family Center, March of Dimes, Church Street Marketplace Commission, Burlington Fire Commission, Burlington International Airport Commission, Queen City Police Foundation, Stern Center for Language & Learning, American Red Cross, Arthritis Foundation, and For One Another Foundation, among others.  

Known for being passionate about everything he does, Gene is ready to join forces with the Alzheimer’s Association and put his energies towards changing the trajectory of this devastating disease.  Gene’s father lived with Alzheimer’s in his later years so he is well aware of the toll the disease takes on a family.  

Habilitation Training

Friday, March 10, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH
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This newly revised curriculum is a train the trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7-hour training teaches attendees the 13-hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, demonstration, role-play and group work.  


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