Recently a new friend in Iowa, Dina Emberlin, ask me if I knew I had not written a blog since May. It shocked me that I had not written one.
Reflecting on those six months, I realized that I had spoken 18 times. Yes, that was an average of 3 times a month. WOO, I sure hope my Neurologist does not find this out. He continues to caution me about the energy I'm expending with all my advocacy. There had not been enough time for me to blog.
Now that you know why there were no new blogs, I'm ready to fire the blogging engine up again. Here are some of the places I've been during those 6 months.
May 5th, we hosted an event at Thomaston Ford which was very successful. Next year, we will take part of these funds and use them to offer a 3-hour program for family caregivers. The next day, we will have a full-day of caring and dementia education for professional care providers in Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Health, and Hospice. It will be held in Thomaston and we will reach our six contiguous counties. Our outreach was 188 people.
May 11, I was honored to speak to a morning and evening group who are members at Park Springs in Stone Mountain. Park Springs recently opened a Health Center which provides Long Term Care, Rehab, and Memory Care. This is a state of the art community. They also provide independent living, assisted living and respite. There are 500+ members on campus. Outreach was 97 people
May 17th, I was honored to speak to the Georgia Area Agency on Aging, Next Generation Care Providers in Gainesville, GA. This group was very engaging and passionate about the care they provide. Outreach was 78 people.
May 31st, I attended the Georgia Area Agency on Aging, Three RiversC Caregiver Conference in Newnan, GA. Three Rivers provided an outstanding day of education for care providers. During the breaks, I was able to answer questions that attendees posed to me. Outreach was 212 people.
All of these were a lot of fun; however, it did cause me to neglect my blogging.
Tomorrow, I will share a few more days of what I've be up to.
Remember, stay strong and do not let dementia define who you are!
©November 23, 2917 Robert Bowles
Robert Bowles, Jr.