AFTD’s 2014 Education Conference and Annual Meeting

The AFTD will host its education conference and annual meeting in White Plains, NY.  on Friday, March 14, 2014,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be former NBC Chief Health and Science Correspondent Robert Bazell.

For complete conference details, online registration link and travel grant information, visit AFTD’s conference page.

Note that while there is a $50 registration fee for healthcare professionals, caregivers may attend at no charge.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting in Norwalk

The Caregiver Support Group at the Norwalk Senior Center is for caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Dementia.

Date: January 9, 2014. 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk Map

Dementia Care Specialists from Wilton Meadows will be available to provide activities for loved ones while caregivers meet.

The group offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information that might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. At the meeting on the second Thursday, there are Dementia Care Specialists from Wilton Meadows who provide activities for loved ones while caregivers meet.

Hosted by Lynn Westfield, the group is free and open to all. Membership in the Senior Center is not required. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please call Lynn at (203) 847-3115 ext. 108 or send an email to her at