Please join us at our December  Meeting on Weds. Dec. 6 @11:30 @ ROW Restaurant.

We will be collecting for Pillows for Troops; $10.00 provides a pillow for a troop member overseas.

Our Guest Speaker is Catherine Cruikshank, Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lunch: $25.00 payable on line (link) or pay at the door cash or check.


RSVP and Sign Up – Click Here or call 239-431-5224

Catherine Cruikshank Bio:

Catherine Cruikshank has been the Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter since June 2009. Prior to her current position she was the Regional Program director since January 2006. Cruikshank joined the Alzheimer’s Association, FGCC in August 2004 as a Program Specialist for Lee and Collier Counties. Previously she directed a Memory Unit in Naples, Florida, and was the South Florida Dementia Educator for the same Corporation. Catherine  Cruikshank has authored, renewed and is certified to provide the: Assisted Living Facility level 1 & 2; Skilled Nursing Facility; Hospice; Adult Day Care and Home Health Care Florida State mandated curriculums.

Catherine Cruikshank has a MA in Geriatric Administration with a dissertation on Elder Abuse and Neglect. Her Doctoral studies in Gerontology focus on Alzheimer’s disease with an interest in behaviors and family dynamics.  For more than a decade she has committed herself to a psycho-sociological approach when working with individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).  In addition to her research and program developments, she has authored a training manual for understanding and reacting to challenging behaviors which has been used by facilities across the nation.


December 6, Luncheon Meeting

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