October Newsletter

October Newsletter

LIAF Shining Star: Grace Johnson, LMSW

Grace Johnson, LMSW, Director of Counseling Services and Health Operations, was honored at the 2019 LIBN 30 under 30 ceremony. The 30 Under 30 Awards recognize the bright and dynamic young professionals under the age of 30, who contribute to the Long Island community through public service and who have made significant strides in business.

Since joining LIAF in 2017, Grace has brought innovation and determination to LIAF's programs and services. We are so proud to have Grace on our team!

Live Entertainment: A Highlight of LIAF's Day Programs

LIAF's day programs stimulate diagnosed individuals cognitively and physically, using word games, art therapy, daily exercise and more. We also recognize the significance of music. Music is a universal language with no boundaries. Studies have shown that music for dementia patients can boost mood, reduce agitation and improve focus.

Almost every afternoon, LIAF's day programs conclude with live entertainment. Our entertainers bring smiles, laughter, friendships and may also inspire memories.

LIAF Blog: Myths About Dementia

Certain myths around Alzheimer's and dementia can spike misunderstanding and even fear around the condition. Read our recent blog post, written by LIAF social worker, Grace Johnson, to have better knowledge of what is fact and what is myth.


Learn About the Oyster Bay Community

Laura Guinta, Director of Education & Community Outreach at Oyster Bay Senior Campus, will discuss the different care options for your loved one and details about the Harbor House, Oyster Bay Manor & Brookville Home Care.

WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd
2:30- 3:30p.m.
WHERE: LIAF'S Westbury Center

To register, call LIAF at (516) 767-6856.
Respite available upon request.

Healthy Living For Your Brain

Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

WHEN: Thursday, October 24th
2:30- 3:30p.m.
WHERE: LIAF'S Westbury Center

To register, call the Alzheimer's Association at (631) 725-0049
Respite available upon request.

Pumpkin Painting Fall Event

Registration required—Call (516) 767-6856
Note: Caregivers not required. Transportation will not be provided after the event.

LIAF invites participants, family and friends of all ages to join our after program Fall event!

Wednesday, October 23rd
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

$20 per participant
Families and caregiver’s are FREE!
(Limit of 2 guests per participant)

The 2019 Ann Apsarro Run
Run virtually with Jay!

On November 2nd & 3rd, Jay Asparro will be running 100 miles in 24 hours to raise awareness for dementia and LIAF’s hands-on services, in honor of his grandmother, Ann.

Feeling inspired by Jay's mission? Jay has made it easy for you to join his run, without taking on the ambitious goal of 24 hours! By joining the Racery virtual challenge, you and/or your team have a full month to complete the same endeavor as Jay.

Run, walk, swim, bike anywhere you want. Then log activity and see yourself move on his map. If Jay can do 100 miles in 24 hours, how long will it take you to finish the virtual route?

All proceeds raised in the 2019 Ann Asparro Run are directly donated to LIAF.

Free Social Worker CEU Event

To register, email Dana Castoria at dcastoria@liaf.org.
Please note dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer's and Dementia
(2 CEU Credits)

Social Workers and Case Managers are invited to learn the latest interventions implemented to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. The treatments reviewed will allow for participants to introduce new concepts to families that are having a difficult time caring for their loved one with dementia to ensure safety and peace of mind.

WHEN: Thursday, October 17th | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: LIAD Center, 1025 Old Country Rd, Suite 115, Westbury, NY 11590

You're Invited!

4th Annual Making Memories: Cocktails & Casino Night

Join LIAF as we honor Jennifer Cona, Cona Elder Law, Michael Rosenblut, Parker Jewish Institute and AgeWell New York, and Kimberly Bent, The Bristal at Lake Success!

WHEN: October 15, 2019

10th Annual Alzheimer's All-Star Basketball Classic

Bring your family and friends to watch top girls and boys basketball players from Nassau and Suffolk counties compete before they become college pros!


WHEN: October 27, 2019

4th Annual Ann Asparro Run

Jay Asparro will be hitting the concrete again, this time, running 100 miles in 24 hours to raise a total of $100,000 for LIAF. Help Jay reach his goal, and join us to support Jay during his ambitious endeavor!

WHEN: November 2nd - 3rd, 2019

About the Author Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center

At the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, and their caregivers. We actively work to achieve this mission through research-based programming for all stages of Alzheimer’s, Caregiver Support Groups, in-home respite solutions, transportation options, and additional services.

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