James Speir – President of SACRN (Senior & Caregiver Resource Network) appointed to Wayne State University Institue of Gerontology Board of Visitors. Board of Visitors leadership council on endowments and scholarships: this team brings together leaders from the public and private sectors to advance the cause of lifespan health research. The BOV meets quarterly to discuss the mission of the Institute and design a blue print for fundraising and development.
SACRN has achieved Member Level status in the Anthony Wayne Society, which is WSU’s premier donor recognition program.
Here is the website for more information: http://giving.wayne.edu/societies/anthony-wayne.php
We will be recognized at this years Charter Night celebration on November 19th at the Henry in Dearborn.
The Senior & Caregiver Resource Network (SACRN) held a fundraiser event September 9, 2011 at the JD’s Key Club in Pontiac, MI. The event featured dueling piano’s and was attended by over 200 guests.
SACRN’s President, Jim Speir states ” The event was a huge success as we raised $5,200! We intend to split the proceeds between the Michigan Alzheimer’s Association, Area Agency on Aging 1-B and the Detroit Area agency on Aging.”
The Senior & Caregiver Resource Network is a trusted, caring group of professionals providing solutions for Seniors and those who care about them. Our Mission is to be a complete source of ethical, competent and trusted solutions for Seniors and with a respected reputation in the community for senior services.
|Jim with Tina Abbate-Marzolf,
CEO of Area Agency on Aging
Jim Speir was recognized by Area Agency on Aging 1-B for his leadership in establishing the Senior and Caregivers Resource Network. This group of like minded caregivers provide a broad range of senior services. “I accept this award on behalf of the SACRN membership”, stated Jim Speir. “We meet regularly to work collaboratively to help individual in our senior communities find service(s) that help our seniors overcome difficult problems”.
Koreen Daniels, Elder Care Specialist with Homewatch CareGivers, was invited to speak at the Healthier Black Elders Center’s “Lunch-n-Learn Series” on April 13, 2011. The event was organized by Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology as part of their Community Outreach Program.
The topic of the presentation, “Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Stroke Prevention, & Treatment”, was gratefully received by over 80 seniors attending the event. Many of those in attendance were looking for answers to their questions about successfully aging as minority members in the community of Detroit. They were also seeking information on assistance for the family members affected by aging parents and grandparents. The focus of the presentation included adapting to life with Alzheimer’s Disease and learning common sense tips for caring for seniors with dementia.
Lisa Gardner / Family Services Program Coordinator - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter was interviewed by ABC 12 local news in Flint . Dementia and driving: warning signs and how to take away the keys.