June 2018 SPIN Meeting: Effective Communication Strategies
Date: June 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
20 SE 103rd Ave
Portland, OR 97216
Topic: Effective Communication Strategies - Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Speaker: Matt Gannon has been with the Alzheimer's Association as a Program Specialist for 2 1/2 years. Matt has been providing to people living with dementia for 14 years in a variety of roles. He earned his degree in Human Studies and Gerontology from Marylhurst University. Matt is from Marblehead Ohio and served in the US Navy on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier from 1999-2003. Matt appreciates working on effective communication strategies for people living with dementia as their needs and abilities change, and helping other people learn to do this has been part of his career throughout.
Host: Russelville Park Residents enjoy our proximity to downtown Portland and plan regular outings to Glendoveer Golf Course and Clackamas Town Center while others enjoy catching a relaxing cup of coffee at our bistro before heading out for a day of shopping, dining or golfing. Russellville Park features a full-service bar, an engaging activities calendar, an award-winning personal training program, and a tenured staff that is genuine, kind, compassionate and caring.
Parking will be at the West building, on the left off Ankeny, as you head east. You may park in any space that has a Blue sign that says “Office or Salon”, park on the street, or take the MAX.