Exploring Innovative Residential Options for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

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The Founder and Director of the Dementia Village in Weesp, Netherlands, Eloy van Hal, will provide an operational overview of the renowned facility created in 2009 as an alternative to traditional institutionalized care provided in nursing homes. This village, for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments, groups residents with shared interests and backgrounds in family-like settings in carefully designed environments emphasizing open, outdoor spaces and amenities like parks, a restaurant, grocery store and auditorium. It’s a new twist on assisted living, enabling residents to stay active with trained staff helping to maintain their freedom and abilities. Following the presentation, a panel discussion will focus on how to bring these innovations to senior and dementia-related facilities in New York.


Who:  Welcome and Introductions:
Hon. Donna Corrado, New York City Commissioner, Department of Aging (DFTA)
Judith D. Grimaldi, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP

Featured Speaker:
Eloy van Hal, Founder and Senior Managing Consultant, De Hogeweyk, Weesp, the Netherlands.

Rosemary Bakker, MS, Certified Interior Designer, Gerontologist, Author; President, Age-Friendly Design, Inc.; Author of AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home
Maria Alvarez, Executive Director, NY State Wide Senior Action Council
Timothy McManus, Vice President, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples (POP) Development Corporation
Kenza Sijelmassi, Project Manager, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples (POP) Development Corporation

Judith D. Grimaldi, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
Britt Burner, Burner Law Group PC


When: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 W 44th Street, New York, NY


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