Gain practical tools for successful moments with loved ones with dementia, deepen your understanding of Dementia, and learn from a nationally recognized dementia expert!
Innovation in Memory Care Panel:
· Suzanne McKiernan, Dementia Friendly Billings Coordinator, Big Sky Senior Services
· Shanna Tourtlotte, CEO SYNERGY HomeCare
· Kevin Chambers, Executive Director
· Jan Smith, Volunteer Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association — MT Chapter
10:00 – 11:30 am  | Creating Moments of Joy
In this presentation, you’ll be sure to see the vision. A vision that we will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. It’s impossible to create a perfectly wonderful day, but you can create perfectly wonderful moments. Catch Jolene's energy and obtain fun, simple ways to bring joy and hope into everyday.
11:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Innovation in Memory Care Panel
12:00 – 12:30 pm  |  Complimentary Lunch
12:30 – 12:45 pm | Raffle #1 + Local Announcements
12:45 – 2:15 pm  |  Family Moments

Families have the knowledge to build a bridge between the care provider, and the person with Alzheimer’s. Families can share missing details, create links to a person’s mind, and assist in giving back their greatness. This will educate families how to move, what to move, how to visit, and what to expect. Helping families understand dementia and how to apply that knowledge.
2:15 – 2:30 pm | Break
2:30 – 3:30 pm | It’s Saturday Night

There are understandable reasons why people with dementia do not like the bathing process. In this presentation, Jolene addresses those reasons to helps spark a new understanding. Answering the questions of when, where, and how people have always taken a bath, will offer more familiarity – and comfort – during the bathing process.
3:30 pm | Raffle #2 + Wrap Up
CEU Opportunity
Four (4) Approved CEU's Available for the following professions for $18:
Dentists/Dental Hygienists
Nursing Home Administrators
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapy Assistants
Respiratory Care Therapists
Social Workers

All Other Professions may request a complimentary certificate of attendance.
Sponsor Overview
Memory care is not an afterthought. It’s our only thought.
Our specialized community environments and personalized care model reconnect your loved ones to their cherished memories—helping to create a deep sense of purpose for them. Welcome to distinctive memory care at Canyon Creek located in beautiful Billings.

Our memory-care-focused community offers an individual, personalized senior care model so that our residents enjoy abundant attention and recognition.

We’re changing the stigmas of healthcare through Humanitude® techniques to provide quality long term care for our ladies and gentlemen.

The ongoing care of your loved one is a choice of trust, not to be taken lightly. Canyon Creek strives to serve our seniors and their families with respect and compassion, while providing the best possible care.
Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare
At SYNERGY HomeCare, we build connections and forward momentum in people’s lives. We call it the Synergy Effect. We believe our purpose is to provide the best care possible. Equally important is helping people feel, see and experience more in their lives. Whether your loved one needs a little bit of help or a lot, the care they receive compassionately serves their immediate needs. But it can also have long-lasting effects that improve their lives in ways they never expected.
​​​​Jolene Brackey
Speaker, Dementia Specialist
Author: Creating Moments of Joy for People With Dementia
Date & Time
Monday  |  September 18, 2023
10:00 AM
Dan Walt Gardens
720 Washington St., Billings, MT 59101
Sponsored by Canyon Creek and SYNERGY Home Care
 Join us on September 18
We look forward to hosting you!

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