Michigan Senior Center Wins Honors For Staff Training

The Home Instead Senior Care office in Michigan recently recognized Sterling Heights Senior Activity Center as an Alzheimer’s Friendly Business.

Sterling Heights Senior Activity Center has been an essential part of the Michigan community for years. It has served the area’s residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other diseases with progressive memory loss.

On October 20, Mark Vanderpool, City Council Manager, explained that the city is very proud of the essential memory care training that the facility has offered their staff in order to receive the certification.

The training helped staff recognize common characteristics of the disease and solutions to challenges that can arise when working with individuals with dementia.

~ Mark Vanderpool, City Manager

The Sterling Heights Senior Center received the distinction after Home Instead sent a representative to come and give training sessions to the staff. The sessions consisted of different scenarios and discussions of how to deal with the specific scenarios at the center.

We want to be prepared for people to come here when they’re 50, and still come here when they’re 90. … We want to be able to give them the best customer service that we can.

~ Kristen Briggs, Senior Activity Center Recreation Specialist

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