Linda Manor to Present Seminars on Caring for Aging Relative or Spouse

LEEDS — Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds will host seminars on caring for an aging relative or spouse on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, featuring expert advice from Joan Roche, a board-certified clinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing and a former associate professor at UMass Amherst.

Topics to be covered include how to recognize signs of deteriorating health; understanding the stages of Alzheimer’s disease; evaluating care options, including in-home care, assisted living, and skilled nursing care; how to talk to a relative or spouse about health and safety concerns; assisted living; and how to determine the most appropriate care options.

The sessions are scheduled for May 11 at noon and again at 5:30 p.m., and May 12 at noon. Each event will include a buffet lunch or dinner. To RSVP, call Linda Manor Assisted Living at (413) 588-3316.

Roche has published numerous articles on nursing and has spoken on aging and healthcare matters before consumer and provider groups nationwide. She currently chairs the evaluation committee for a nationwide Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to improve care transition in healthcare.

Linda Manor Assisted Living care campus is located at 345 Haydenville Road in Leeds. For more information, call (413) 588-3300 or visit