Sturbridge Senior Center Takes the Lead

Heather Weston, Director of the Sturbridge Senior Center spoke with us about Sturbridge becoming a dementia-friendly community.  Her discussion included a comparison of the normal aging process versus Alzheimer’s Disease.  She also explained the 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia.  Heather’s plan was presented at a community Town Meeting and has been followed by training sessions with various Sturbridge Departments, restaurants, banks and churches.  Further, the Senior Center holds a Memory Cafe every month which is sponsored by different organizations, corporations or individuals in the community.  The Cafe offers Arts & Crafts, music, ice cream social, singing, dancing and other interactive events.  The Cafe is proving to be a huge success.

Dec 17 Heather Weston - Sr. Ctr Dir.