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February 2014


WORKGROUP & OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS

Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.

Healthy IDEAS
Care for Elders is excited to report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated on many areas of the webpage. Once the overall webpage updates are finalized, we will share this with you.


DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE


Registration is OPEN for the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
Click here to register today!

*If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for conference announcements, or if your organization is able to provide a door prize or giveaway item, please contact Josh Reynolds at jreynolds@careforelders.org or call 713-685-2437
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2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Announcement

The Direct Care Worker of the Year Award will be given at the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers conference luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to recognize individuals who serve as role models for others, who go "above and beyond the call of duty," and/or who contribute to improving client satisfaction or quality of life for the seniors they serve. Individuals can be nominated for the award by their managers, supervisors, co-workers, or family members of clients. Click here to read the 2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Guidelines. All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 31, 2014.

Laughter...the Best Medicine!

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Care for Elders presented Laughter Is A Powerful Medicine at the United Way of Greater Houston. Jeanette Lazarofsky, a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Certified Laughter Leader, gave the presentation and provided educational information on the health benefits of laughter and the opportunity for the participants to experience the physical, mental, and social benefits of laughter.



COMMUNITY EVENTS/ NEWS


To learn about events happening in the community, please click here to visit the Care for Elders events calendar.

 
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