Tel Hai Retirement Community invites the community to attend an educational lecture and Spring Luncheon as we welcome international speaker and best selling author Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. as he presents “Hope and the Deeply Forgetful: Why We Care for People with Dementia” on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Tel Hai’s StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts.
As author of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease, Dr. Post provides thought provoking and useful information on major issues related to developmental cognitive disabilities and dementia. He offers a comprehensive picture of the Alzheimer’s patient, the caregiver, and the caregiving relationship, and presents a series of well-founded practical recommendations to the complexities of the disease and strategies for successful coping.
As the Director for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University, Dr. Post is a researcher, leading expert, best-selling author, and transformative speaker on how caregivers find meaning and hope in caring for the deeply forgetful, and how positive psychology and spirituality enhance health.
“Society today is hypercognitive: it places inordinate emphasis on people’s powers of rational thinking and memory. Therefore, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, raise many dilemmas. How are we to view — and value — persons deprived of what some consider the most important human capacities?” poses Dr. Post.
He has been quoted in more than 3,000 national and international newspapers and magazines and has been interviewed on television and radio news shows, including National Public Radio (NPR), ABC 20/20, Nightline with John Stossel, The Daily Show with John Stewart, Talk of the Nation, The Mehmet Oz Show, and has even addressed the U.S. Congress.
His writing has resulted in conferences in seven countries and forty states as well as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the national Alzheimer’s Association for his contributions to the lives of “the deeply forgetful” and their loved ones.
The luncheon menu will include an Asian-inspired chilled shrimp and noodle salad with ginger dressing; deconstructed gourmet Angus short rib burger presented with gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms, frizzled onions, and bordelaise sauce; and a mango, passion fruit, and raspberry sorbetto covered in white chocolate and drizzled with chocolate.
Event is hosted in the StoneCroft Center for Worship & Performing Arts, on the campus at Tel Hai, located at 4000 Tree Line Drive, Honey Brook. We are only 3 short miles east of Route 10 off Beaver Dam Road. Follow Beaver Dam Road to the campus of Tel Hai, then turn onto Tree Line Drive and follow signs to StoneCroft. Parking is available adjacent to the StoneCroft commons main entrance.
Tel Hai Retirement Community, an accredited nonprofit continuing care retirement community, has provided high quality and compassionate care since 1956. For more information or directions, please visit www.telhai.org.
Founded in 1956, Tel Hai Retirement Community is a non-profit, 501(c)3 Life Plan Community (formerly a continuing care retirement community) located in the rolling countryside of Chester County in Honey Brook Township. Tel Hai offers the full-continuum of aging services including residential living, personal care, health care, , home care services and therapy services. Tel Hai is dedicated to providing high quality care and services to enhance personal dignity, autonomy and lifelong enrichment as a demonstration of Christ’s love for all persons, including more than 850 residents and 500 team members. Tel Hai is nationally accredited by the independent Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC.)