Episcopal Retirement Homes: 'Still Alice' Author to Visit Cincinnati

Dec 14, 2015, 14:00 ET from Episcopal Retirement Homes

CINCINNATI, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa Genova, author of "Still Alice," has engaged the fear, the pain, the humanity and the acceptance of Alzheimer's and dementia for millions. Early next year, Genova will be the keynote speaker at the premier regional event addressing Alzheimer's and dementia, "Refresh Your Soul 2016 - Alzheimer's & Dementia: Caring & Communication that Works." The Title Sponsor is Christ Church Cathedral; Presenting Sponsor is the Alzheimer's Association – Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Teepa Snow, who is also presenting, is a leading educator on dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, her wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach™ to care techniques and training models.

Organized by Parish Health Ministry at ERH, Refresh Your Soul is the premier educational conference serving the faith-based community, nursing and health ministry, along with health professionals and individuals interested in holistic health. Contact hours are available for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists and nursing home administrators.

"Recognizing that 'Refresh Your Soul' is the principal fundraiser for our Parish Health Ministry as well as a premier educational conference, we have established a tradition of having the best minds in the business," said Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) President and CEO Doug Spitler. "Lisa has touched people all over the world through 'Still Alice' and has a truly remarkable professional career. We're extremely excited to have her speak, share and engage on behalf of Parish Health Ministry and the ERH family."

Dr. Genova will sign her book at the conference (www.parishhealthministry.com/rys) at Tri-County Assembly Church in Fairfield. Tickets cost $59 (no Contact hours) before Feb. 8 and $69 after; $85 (Contact hours included) before Feb. 8, $95 after. Continental breakfast, box lunch and materials provided. Lisa Genova appears courtesy Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau, New York, NY.

A Harvard-trained neuroscientist, Dr. Genova's presentation is "Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer's." Ms. Snow will share "Meeting the Needs of the Whole Person: Spiritual Wellbeing is a Critical Part of Care." 

Parish Health Ministry is an integral piece of ERH (www.episcopalretirement.com), dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services. ERH also operates Living Well Senior Solutions, Meals On Wheels, and provides counsel to 77 churches through advocacy, education and wellness programs (Parish Health Ministry).

CONTACT: Andy Hemmer, 513-604-5428, andyhemmer@me.com

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