DFA Fall 2013 Update: Debbie Fins Elected to NAPGCM Board of Directors

An active member of the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) at both the regional and national level, Debbie Fins, LICSW, CMC, was recently elected to NAPGCM’s national Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning January 1, 2014.

Debbie has been a member of NAPGCM since 1996, when she opened her care management practice in Worcester, Mass. She currently serves as President of the organization’s New England chapter. She has chaired or co-chaired numerous chapter committees, helped to plan the national NAPGCM conference in 2007, and serves on the National Standards Committee and Chapter Presidents Committee.

“We have many strengths—a committed Board of professional GCMs and a terrific professional leadership team,” says Debbie. “I am proud to join the National Board to help move us forward as the leading elder consultation resource.”

NAPGCM, a non-profit association, represents more than 2,000 members nationally. The organization was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for older adults and their families in the U.S.

November 20 NAPGCM-New England Mini-Conference
GCM’s and Guardians: Who’s on First? Protecting Our Clients, Protecting Ourselves

8:00 a.m., Cornerstone at Milford, 6 Birch Street

Debbie joins a panel of professional experts to discuss key elements of working together in guardianships: Attorney Elizabeth Baum; Neuropsychologist Elizabeth Nasser, PhD; and moderator Kate Granigan, LICSW, C-ASWCM.

The program begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration, and visits with vendors; panel discussion from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. $35 GCMNE/MGA Members; $45 Non-Members.

Approved for 3.0 CEUs for Social Workers; Nursing Certificate of attendance for all others.

Space is limited: Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 13. Click here for details and registration form.

Team DFA on the Move Raises Over $6,000 for Alzheimer’s Research

Far exceeding her team goal of $3,500, Debbie is proud to announce that Team DFA on the Move has raised $6,200 for Alzheimer’s research at this fall’s annual Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease on September 30.

“I’m grateful to everyone who has supported our efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease,” says Debbie. “Alzheimer’s touches so many and is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. We can’t rest until we find a cure.”

There’s still time to contribute! Deadline is November 15: Please click here.

President of Deborah Fins Associates, PC, since 1995, Deborah Liss Fins is a licensed independent clinical social worker and certified geriatric care manager. Drawing on more than 30 years of professional experience in geriatric care management, DFA offers comprehensive assessments and planning, guidance in selecting appropriate care, help identifying resources for financial support and professional consulting. Please contact us to set up a complimentary initial telephone consultation.

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