Date: April 25, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Holladay Park Plaza
1300 NE 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Topic: Defining Hope: Living with ALS provides an overview of ALS including symptoms, diagnosis, progression, and treatment. We will discuss what quality of life means for those with this life-changing terminal diagnosis, how as helping professionals we can support people with ALS at home or in a community based setting, and what resources are available to help.
Speaker: Rachelle Preston, MSW CSWA, has always been interested in people and how to help them. She has worked 8+ years in social services. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2012 and is a Clinical Social Work Associate actively pursuing her clinical licensure. Rachelle works with families dealing with the terminal diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) as a Regional Services Coordinator at The ALS Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Host: Holladay Park Plaza is an accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Portland’s centrally located Lloyd District. All of our programs and services are geared toward helping Seniors enjoy life, even if health needs change over time. We offer our residents many amenities including fine dining, housekeeping and linen service, indoor heated pool and therapy spa, fitness center, art studio, woodworking shop, full service library, hair salon, bank – you name it, we have it! As a CCRC, our residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the knowledge of having access to In Home Care, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Care on site should the need ever arise. Our accreditation means our residents are assured of excellence in all we provide. Parking is available in the Sears East lot. Please use the crosswalk.