Touching Moments Public Presentation
Plantsville, CT Alzheimer’s Resource Center

Dates: Friday September 22, 2017

Time: 6 - 8 PM

Cost: $15.00

“Simply speaking softly to my mother and holding her hand is welcome and enough. Even though my mother no longer knows me as her daughter, she knows on some level that I am a welcomed presence.” — Gail Schweitzer, a client’s daughter

In this public presentation Irene Smith will weave together cultivated wisdom from 35 years at the bedside of the dying, science and personal stories to emphasize the value of integrating Touch Awareness as a communication tool in care for the medically fragile with a focus on dementia care. “Touch is our original communication. When one can no longer form sentences or even words touch is the bridge between despair and hope.”

To register for this event click here or register at the door the evening of the event.

For information contact: 860-628-3002.

The address of this event is:
Alzheimer’s Resource Center
Jean Stolba Room
1261 South Main St.
Plantsville, CT 06479



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The Theraputic Application of Lotion

Everflowing Classes in San Francisco This is a 4 hour class is facilitated by Irene Smith and the following topics for working with fragile clients will be presented: practitioner body mechanics; using pillows and other props to for ease and comfort for the client; and the therapeutic application of lotion with Everflowing stroking technique. Maximum enrollment is 4. See the Schedule Page. This class is appropriate for volunteers, and professional & non-professional health care providers. Nursing CEU’s provided.

Dates: August 12, November 4, 2017

Time: 1 - 5:30 PM

Tuition: $90.00

I am a professional massage therapist as well as a hospice volunteer, and have attended all of Irene’s classes. The Therapeutic Application of Lotion gave me a lot of new information that I can use with my hospice massage clients as well as in my hospice volunteer practice. — Sheryl Leaf CMP RYT


San Mateo, Sponsored by Mission Hospice

This is an in house training for Mission Hospice nursing staff and volunteers. Coordinated by Susan Barber.

Date: August 7, 2017

Time: 9 - 5


Touch Awareness in Care Giving: Mindful Caregiver Training

Zen Hospice Project

Touch Awareness is a section in a larger training. The full training is open to the public.

Dates for Trainings are: July 23, August 11, August 20, September 24, September 29, October 22, October 27, December 15, 2017.

For information about these courses and registration, contact http://www.zenhospice.org/education-training/programs/upcoming-education


The Connecticut Alzheimer's Resouce Center: Plansville, CT

Training the trainers course for The Connecticut Alzheimer's Resource Center staff. This in-house training is closed to the public.

Date: September 19-21, 2017. Coordinated by Jenna Weiss.


Massage In Hospice Care

San Anselmo, CA; Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts

Dates: November 18-19, 2017.

13 CE hours

For information: call Irene Smith (415) 564-1750.


Positioning In A Bed and Massage Technique

Content and structure; Irene Smith will share her Massage Modification Model for providing massage in end of life care with Q and A followed by a demonstration of client positioning for clients in beds and Everflowing stroking and holding techniques for client comfort and relaxation. The demonstration will be followed by supervised hands on practice and Q and A

Where: San Francisco Everflowing Classroom

Date: July 22, 2017

Time: 1 - 5:30 PM

Tuition: $90.00

What To Bring: Massage table; sheets; lotion (no oil) Sacred Earth Botanical lotion will be available for purchase; 2 bed pillows with cases; 3 hand towels; 1 bath towel

To Register: Call Irene (415) 564-1750.


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