WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital will host “Understanding Dementia in the Real World,” a dementia awareness and communication training class on Friday, May 29, taught by the Westfield staff of Armbrook Village Senior Living.
The city of Westfield and Armbrook Village envision a ‘dementia-friendly’ community where individuals with memory loss feel safe and remain independent for as long as possible. In order to recognize the signs of dementia and learn to better communicate with individuals with memory loss, Armbrook Village will help educate and train Noble Hospital staff, first responders, and the general public. This initiative gives Westfield the distinction of being the first city on the East Coast to engage in this endeavor.
The class is open to the public and will be held in Conference Room A at Noble Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon. To sign up for the class or for more information, call (413) 568-2811, ext. 5937.