New DFA Fund Sponsors April 29 Elder Care Professional Lecture with Dr. Dennis McCullough

Celebrating Fifteen Years in Business by Giving Back

Elder Care Professionals Register Now

Dr. Dennis McCullough, a proponent of a patient-centered, “slow medicine” approach to elder care, will be the guest speaker at the inaugural event sponsored by the DFA Fund for Elder Care Education and Support.

The presentation, Embracing Slow Medicine: The Compassionate Approach to Caregiving, open to elder care professionals, will take place on Friday, April 29, 2011, from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., at the Great Room, The Willows of Worcester, 101 Barry Road.

Debbie has invited Dr. McCullough and created the new DFA Fund, within the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, to mark DFA’s 15th anniversary by giving back to the community that has been so supportive of our practice. The Fund’s primary goal is to provide educational programs and opportunities to local elder care professionals; it may also be used to support other projects in elder care.

Dr. McCullough is the perfect choice for the DFA Fund’s inaugural professional education lecture. His slow medicine approach to elder care addresses a critical need that we have witnessed in helping our elderly clients, who are not always best served by the traditional health care system as they eventually decline. We want to do our best to respond to medical complications, but the choices can seem overwhelming for the families that we counsel.

A geriatrician and family doctor, Dr. McCullough advocates for careful anticipatory “attending” to an elder’s changing needs, rather than waiting for crises to force acute medical interventions. This is a plan for understanding, for caring and for helping our loved ones and clients to live well in their final years

CEU applications for social workers and nurses have been submitted.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast.  Opening remarks and the talk, followed by a question-and-answer period, will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Dr. McCullough’s book, My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing Slow Medicine, will be available for purchase by cash or check only ($15 paperback/$25 hardcover). Dr. McCullough will sign books after his talk.

There is no admission charge for this event, but advance registration is required. To register, please click here.

As a not-for-profit endowment, the DFA Fund can accept tax deductible donations.  For more information or to make a donation, please contact Jewish Community Endowment, 633 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-756-1543 or www.jfcm.org.

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