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About the Organization

General information about who we are, and what we do as Aging Life Care Association Experts.

Professional ALCA Experts are specialists who assist older people and their families in designing plans for the elder which maximize independence and well being.

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) defines and promotes the highest standards of private practice. Membership is open to qualified individuals either with a degree in a field of human services (social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology) or an equivalent background, who also are experienced in the delivery of services to the elderly and their families. Members of Aging Life Care Association™ New England Chapter Committee must meet or exceed the standards of the National Association.

ALCA Experts can help...

  • Conduct care-planning assessments to identify problems, eligibility for assistance, and need for services.
  • Screen, arrange, and monitor in-home help or other services.
  • Assist with moving a senior person into or from a retirement complex, care home, or nursing home.
  • Act as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things are going well and alerting families to problems.
  • Review financial, legal, or medical issues and offer referrals to appropriate specialists to avoid future problems and conserve assets.
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Counsel and support (some provide psychotherapy)
  • Explain the spectrum of available housing and care options, and facilitate transitions
  • Educate the community
  • Advocate for the elder consumer.
  • Offer one time or continuing counseling and support.
  • Provide services on a fee-for-service basis.

Aging Life Care Association™ New England Chapter Committee FACTS:

Founded: 1986 
New England Chapter Committee Membership: 175 
National Membership: 2000 
     click here to visit the national site at www.aginglifecare.org

Mission:

ALCA New England Chapter Committee is an association whose purpose is to define and promote the highest standards of practice by professionals who are assisting older people and their families in the design and implementation of programs for the elder which maximize independence and well-being.

Members:

The association includes professionals representing themselves or a company doing business in the field of geriatric care management. ALCA members assist older persons and their families to cope with the challenges of aging. Most ALCA Experts have master's degree level training in gerontology, social work, nursing or counseling.

Meetings:

Aging Life Care Association™ New England Chapter Committee holds monthly programs (except in July, August and December) for professional development, organizational business and to network with others in the field. The program locations are split between locations in the greater Boston area and webinars.

Aging Life Care Association™ New England Chapter Committee Officers and Board Members – 2017

Officers

  • President:  
    • Rebecca Wild-Wesley
  • Immediate Past President
    • Susan Lewin
  • Vice President:
    • Joan Harris
  • Treasurer:
    • Emily Grossman
  • Secretary: 
    • Annemarie Miner
  • Chapter Unit Coordinator:
    • Debbie Gitner

Elected Board Members:

  • Carolyn Brennan-Alley
  • Sue Lewin
  • Michael Novack
  • Carmen Roy
  • Joan Garbow
  • Annemarie Miner

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Programming/Education:
    • Harriet Lazarus
  • Membership Co-Chair:
    • Carolyn Brennan Alley
    • Joan Garbow
  • Technology:
    • Marie LeBlanc
    • Michael Novack
  • Public Policy Chair:
    • Frank Baskin
  • Public Relations Chair:
    • Marie LeBlanc
  • Others:
    • Carmen Roy
    • Sandra DeLuca
Calendar
Thu Mar 02nd 8:00AM to 10:00AM
Early Cognitive Impairment: Elderly Driving and High Risk Behaviors at the Edge of Incapacity.
Wed Mar 15th 4:00PM to 6:00PM
This presentation is designed to help professionals who work with older adult to identify the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of elder abuse; to understand the barriers to reporting and detecting elder abuse; and to know what types of legal and non-legal help is available and how to access help when you suspect elder abuse. In addition, there will be a discussion about the role of mandated reporters.
Wed Apr 19th
Details to follow.
Wed May 17th 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Presenter: Ginette Lafleche, Ph.D.
Wed Jun 21st
details to follow
SUSAN R.SHAPIRO, MEMORIAL FUND

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Member Association Blog
Articles
12/09/2015
Article from Kiplinger offering advice on the caring of a caregiver.
12/09/2015
Boston Globe article link.
12/08/2015
An article from the New York Times about how Caregivers sometimes must sacrifice thier careers.
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