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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Caregiver Academy

Held at Senior Community Services and sponsored by the Delaware County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources, these classes are for both the caregiver and care receiver. Caregivers attend informative programs that will help them in their role as a family caregiver. Care receivers enjoy a class activity of their own.

Coach Cheryl Macklin PhD leads Compassion and Self Care group in heart breathing exercises.

Coach Cheryl Macklin PhD leads Compassion and Self Care group in heart breathing exercises.

Penny Marinakis receives assistance with creating her mosaic by Mosaic Society volunteer, Carol Hemsley.

Penny Marinakis receives assistance with creating her mosaic by Mosaic Society volunteer, Carol Hemsley.

Music and Harp Therapist, Carol Carpenter, plays a personal tune for Evelyn Brennan.

Music and Harp Therapist, Carol Carpenter, plays a personal tune for Evelyn Brennan.

Music Therapy class clapping to keyboard music

Music Therapy class clapping to keyboard music

Elder Law Attorney, Dana Breslin, helps caregivers understand topics such as estate planning and the financial implications of elder care.

Elder Law Attorney, Dana Breslin, helps caregivers understand topics such as estate planning and the financial implications of elder care.

Schoolhouse Mosaic class student and program volunteer, Kathy Thompson, assists Tom Ennis with his mosaic.

Schoolhouse Mosaic class student and program volunteer, Kathy Thompson, assists Tom Ennis with his mosaic.

Storytelling with Roz Benton-
Care receivers reminisce using Octagon soap years ago during Storytelling presentation of The World.

Storytelling with Roz Benton- Care receivers reminisce using Octagon soap years ago during Storytelling presentation of The World.

Storytelling with Roz Benton-
explaining how each side of a washboard was different to accommodate different fabrics

Storytelling with Roz Benton- explaining how each side of a washboard was different to accommodate different fabrics

Storytelling with Roz Benton-Roz brought her Trunkful of Memories to Schoolhouse Center and used props and memorabilia to engage participants.

Storytelling with Roz Benton-Roz brought her Trunkful of Memories to Schoolhouse Center and used props and memorabilia to engage participants.

Bhanu Vaghela holds a hairless guinea pig while Caring Paws program aide, Terry Napoli, looks on.

Bhanu Vaghela holds a hairless guinea pig while Caring Paws program aide, Terry Napoli, looks on.

Caring Paws Program

Caring Paws Program

Peggy Marinakis holds a hairless guinea pig from the Caring Paws Program.

Peggy Marinakis holds a hairless guinea pig from the Caring Paws Program.

Director, Marjorie Shoemaker, introduces a rabbit named Fenwick to Eleanor Miller.

Director, Marjorie Shoemaker, introduces a rabbit named Fenwick to Eleanor Miller.

Facility dog, Archie, demonstrates a tug by pulling off Eleanor Miller's sock.

Facility dog, Archie, demonstrates a tug by pulling off Eleanor Miller's sock.

Caregiver/Care Receiver Class 
Forgiveness and Gratitude

Caregiver/Care Receiver Class Forgiveness and Gratitude

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit: Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit: Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit: Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.

Occupational therapist, Rachel Wiley, demonstrates adaptive devices.

Occupational therapist, Rachel Wiley, demonstrates adaptive devices.

Rachel Wiley, MS OTR-L 
Jefferson Elder Care, presents to Caregivers at Schoolhouse Center on June 4, 2014.

Rachel Wiley, MS OTR-L Jefferson Elder Care, presents to Caregivers at Schoolhouse Center on June 4, 2014.

Caregivers hear Dr. Barry Jacobs discuss Dealing with Difficult Family Members.

Caregivers hear Dr. Barry Jacobs discuss Dealing with Difficult Family Members.

Dr. Barry Jacobs discussing Dealing with Difficult Family Members.

Dr. Barry Jacobs discussing Dealing with Difficult Family Members.

Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity.

Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity.

Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity.

Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity.

Kim McDaniel, Schoolhouse Center Director, welcomes attendees to dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Kim McDaniel, Schoolhouse Center Director, welcomes attendees to dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Guests enjoy a dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Guests enjoy a dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Kim McDaniel, Director of Schoolhouse Center, chooses a raffle winner at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Kim McDaniel, Director of Schoolhouse Center, chooses a raffle winner at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Raffle winner displays her prize at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

Raffle winner displays her prize at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.

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Coach Cheryl Macklin PhD leads Compassion and Self Care group in heart breathing exercises. Penny Marinakis receives assistance with creating her mosaic by Mosaic Society volunteer, Carol Hemsley. Music and Harp Therapist, Carol Carpenter, plays a personal tune for Evelyn Brennan. Music Therapy class clapping to keyboard music Elder Law Attorney, Dana Breslin, helps caregivers understand topics such as estate planning and the financial implications of elder care. Schoolhouse Mosaic class student and program volunteer, Kathy Thompson, assists Tom Ennis with his mosaic. Storytelling with Roz Benton-
Care receivers reminisce using Octagon soap years ago during Storytelling presentation of The World. Storytelling with Roz Benton-
explaining how each side of a washboard was different to accommodate different fabrics Storytelling with Roz Benton-Roz brought her Trunkful of Memories to Schoolhouse Center and used props and memorabilia to engage participants. Bhanu Vaghela holds a hairless guinea pig while Caring Paws program aide, Terry Napoli, looks on. Caring Paws Program Peggy Marinakis holds a hairless guinea pig from the Caring Paws Program. Director, Marjorie Shoemaker, introduces a rabbit named Fenwick to Eleanor Miller. Facility dog, Archie, demonstrates a tug by pulling off Eleanor Miller's sock. Caregiver/Care Receiver Class 
Forgiveness and Gratitude Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days.
Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days. Dot Darragh's SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Brain Fitness Kit:
Coordinator engages care receivers in reminesence of School Days. Occupational therapist, Rachel Wiley, demonstrates adaptive devices. Rachel Wiley, MS OTR-L 
Jefferson Elder Care, presents to Caregivers at Schoolhouse Center on June 4, 2014. Caregivers hear Dr. Barry Jacobs discuss Dealing with Difficult Family Members. Dr. Barry Jacobs discussing Dealing with Difficult Family Members. Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity. Care receivers participate in a horticulture activity. Kim McDaniel, Schoolhouse Center Director, welcomes attendees to dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy. Guests enjoy a dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy. Kim McDaniel, Director of Schoolhouse Center, chooses a raffle winner at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy. Raffle winner displays her prize at the dinner on the final night of the Caregiver Academy.