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Sky is the Limit for Memory Care Resident

Roy “Buddy” Wellerson’s love for airplanes began at a young age. In 1939,
when he was 11 years old, Buddy received an honorable mention for his entry—a highly
sophisticated aircraft design—in a Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade float design contest. As a
teenager, he took evening classes at the Manhattan School of Aviation after a full day of classes
at a traditional high school, earning himself diplomas from both institutions.

Advice by Alicia: Connecting with Community

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and is a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is connecting with community.

Advice by Alicia: Summer Safety

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is summer safety.  

Sarah Turcotte wins assisted living award

We’re thrilled to announce that Sarah Turcotte, Resident Engagement Director at Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood, was recently awarded the 2017 Excellence Award in Program Innovation by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) at the organization’s annual Excellence Awards Dinner on May 8.

Advice by Alicia: Music Therapy

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with —dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and is a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is music therapy.  

Advice by Alicia: Art Therapy

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with —dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and is a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is art therapy.  

Meet Our Team: Matthew Aubin, Director of Dining Services

Matthew Aubin joined the team at Bridges by EPOCH at Nashua when the community opened in August 2016. As Director of Dining Services, Matt's responsibilities include managing dining staff, collaborating with a licensed dietician to design and update Nashua's menu, placing food orders and menu planning for special events.

Advice by Alicia: Dementia and Depression

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with —dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and is a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is dementia and depression.

Advice by Alicia: The Ethics of Fibbing

Welcome to Alicia’s monthly advice column where she’ll provide tips on caring for a loved one with —dementia. Alicia Seaver is the Director of Memory Care at Bridges® by EPOCH and is a certified memory impairment specialist. This month’s topic is the ethics of fibbing.  

9 Dementia Warning Signs

As of 2017, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a number expected to climb steadily every year. Most people understand that dementia affects memory as well as thinking and reasoning skills. Less commonly understood is the difference between memory loss that comes along with the normal aging process and early stage dementia.

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