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Open Educators Resource List

Open Educators listed some great parenting resources below that they hope you find value in. They’ve included some articles with practical parenting advice as well as some focused on kids’ and parents’ mental health (They know how difficult this type of information can be to find).  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elder Impact Resource List

As more and more seniors choose to age in place in the homes where they raised their families, there is more need than ever for all of us - regardless of age - to make sure we know how to be safe in our homes.

A to Z Guide to Security, Safety and Prevention

Tips to Ensure Safety of Seniors at Home

Home Construction & Design Techniques for Child Safety

Have a House Fire Evacuation Plan

Guide to Handling a Hoarding Spouse

20 Ways to Keep Kids Safe When They Are Home Alone

How to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible

Child Safety Guide: Making the Move from an Urban Area to a Rural One

Elder Spark Resource List

Here are some links to senior wellness articles that Elderspark thought you might like.

 

The Quiet Epidemic of Senior Drug Abuse

 

Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being

 

8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season

 

The Ultimate Guide to Senior Finance: Fiscal Fitness for The Over Fifty Crowd

 

A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

 

10 Early Symptoms of Dementia

 

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

 

Moving Beyond Grief After Losing a Spouse

Marcia Andrews Biography

Marcia AndrewsOn November 2, 2010, Marcia Andrews was elected to the Palm Beach County School Board for District 6 and was reelected on November 18, 2014. As a School Board member, Marcia’s focus is on student academics and personal achievement. Marcia works closely with the Superintendent and the School Board to assure policies are in place that meets the needs for our students’ success. Marcia is actively involved with the Educational Advisory Boards in the communities of District 6. Marcia visits schools and is available to assist Area Superintendents, principals, teachers and staff. She is always available to assist parents. As of 2012, she established a School Board Members’ satellite office in the Glades and School Board meetings were simulcast from there as well. Marcia’s work with the School Board is highlighted by the approval of the School Board to build three new schools for the Glades area. One school, Gove Elementary, opened August 2013. Two additional schools, Gladeview Elementary and Rosenwald Elementary opened August 2015. Mrs. Andrews has and continues to hold leadership roles in education, community, social, and civic organizations. She has received numerous honors received from many groups for her work. Marcia currently sits on the Board of the following organizations: 15th Circuit Juvenile Justice Board; Palm Beach County Communities In Schools; Take Stock In Children and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. She stays connected with businesses in District 6 with membership in the following Chambers' of Commerce: Central Palm Beach County, Wellington, Belle Glade and Pahokee. Marcia is a dedicated professional with 35 years of experience as an educator in the Palm Beach County School District. Her passion for helping others led her into the field of teaching at the middle school level. Through the years she has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, and Chief Officer of Human Resources. After retirement, Marcia started volunteering in the community and later founded her company Up Front Consulting, LLC. Marcia grew up in Palm Beach County and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She holds a Bachelor in Education from FAU and a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Nova University. She enjoyed teaching her students and worked hard to make sure they were successful. Marcia wants to continue to be a change agent for building better school and community relations. Mrs. Andrews has been married to Robert Andrews for 44 years and has one daughter, a teacher and five grandchildren. She has been a resident of the western communities for 29 years. She enjoys tennis, exercising, and jogging.

Alzheimer's Resources for Caregivers

 

  Careervitals.com has provided  this list of tips for Caregivers of those with dementia. 

 


How to Make a Home Safer for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers at HelpGuide

Music Therapy For Those With Alzheimer's

Alz.org Brain Tour Including Guidance On Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Caregiver's Guide To Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Caregiver Dos and Don'ts: Dealing With Dementia Behavior Problems

Ten Real Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

8 Things To Do When You First Learn Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's

Josephine Kalipeni , MS

Josephine K Edited
Director of Policy and Partnerships, Caring Across Generations
Ms. Kaliperni’s expertise includes grassroots and faith-based organizing, civic and consumer engagement with a focus on millennial engagement, social justice campaign development, health equity, and policy development and analysis. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with a concentration in political science and religious studies from the University of Illinois and her Masters Degree is in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University in Chicago. Ms. Kaliperni initially worked in direct services, family crisis management, and social work where she saw institutionalized injustices and first-hand consumer encounters with private and public programs. This lead her into advocacy, community organizing, and policy development. Josie is currently working in DC for Caring Across Generations as the Director of Policy and Partnerships.

Daniel Look - Biography

Dan LookDaniel C. Look, Chief Strategy Officer (Ret.); CEO, DMR INC
As NLCS’ Chief Strategy Officer Dan directed Special Projects to transform service deliveries and develop projects within the National Lutheran family, he developed and oversaw all strategic opportunities and initiatives, ensuring they match NLCS’ long-term strategic goals and to grow and enhance our ministry of providing care with a purpose to seniors. These encompassed community renovations, service expansion, development of HCBS capacity, service delivery to moderate and low income housing and developing partnerships with education, acute and affinity partners.  As President of Dining Management Resources, a company he founded in 1984, he has worked with more than 800 senior living communities nation-wide. Dan began in senior living in 1973. Dan is a frequent presenter at workshops and seminars for national and state associations. He serves on the Advisory Council for The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and the American Association of Caregiving Youth. Dan completed his education at Ohio Wesleyan University

Sylvan Hurewitz, MD Biography

Sylvan HurewitzSylvan Hurewitz, MD is from Havertown, PA and will soon make his permanent residence in Palm Beach County. He is a Board-Certified Internist and has a broad background in medicine as both a solo practitioner and as a member of group practices. He has served as the Medical Director of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca’s Clinical Pharmacology Unit, and has provided scientific expertise in the safety evaluation and risk management of GlaxoSmithKline products, as well as consulting to other health-related entities. Dr. Hurewitz was educated at Temple University and stayed in the Philadelphia area to practice. His numerous presentations and publications primarily center around the clinical management of HIV and AIDS. In addition to serving on the AACY Board, Dr. Hurewitz plans to participate in M.A.C.Y. as a mentor for a caregiving youth. 

Althea Ceasor Biography

alethaceasarAlthea is an independent Affinity Marketing and Business Development consultant. Prior to that, Althea spent nine years at ADT Security Services as Manager, Partnership and Business Development, North America. In that role, Althea developed and implemented partnership strategies for the insurance, financial services and energy sectors – identifying distribution partners / resellers and negotiating co-marketing programs. Althea began her professional career with Eastman Kodak, in Rochester New York, where she held a variety of roles over a period of ten years. After leaving Kodak, Althea joined Hope Worldwide, a global non-profit, as Regional Marketing Director for HOPE for kids and was responsible for managing and overseeing the marketing and public relations initiatives for Africa, the Caribbean and the Eastern United States. Throughout her career she has held a variety of leadership roles at both non-profit and for profit organizations in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications and Community Relations. Althea received her BS in Mathematics and Meteorology with high honors from the State University of New York at Brockport. Her affiliations and honor have included Big Brother and Big Sister of NYC, Executive Women’s international, Harlem YMCA Executive Committee, Outstanding Young Woman of America, Harlem YMCA Black Achiever in Industry, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Who’s Who in American Colleges and University. Althea is a strong proponent of the work being done by AACY and is honored to have joined the AACY board in 2017.

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