SALMON support groups feature Joanne Koenig Coste
Westborough – Joanne Koenig Coste, MEd, president of Alzheimer’s Consulting Associates of Framingham, will cofacilitate free support groups hosted by SALMON Health and Retirement’s locations in Natick and Westborough.
Coste, an acclaimed advocate for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, is author of “Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s” She lectures nationally, teaches at Cambridge College in Boston and heads a company that implements state-of-the-art Alzheimer’s care. Coste’s experience spans more than 30 years, and began as a coping mechanism when her spouse developed Alzheimer’s disease in his mid- 40s, when she was pregnant with their fourth child.
SALMON’s support groups for Early Stage Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners are often held simultaneously so patients and care partners can travel together. All meetings are handicapped-accessible and open to the public. For more information and to reserve a space, contact Aimee Rizzo 508-898-3490, ext. 3706, for Whitney Place in Westborough or Kelly Payne 508-655-3344, ext. 3999, for Whitney Place in Natick. For information about groups at the Northborough and Northbridge locations, call SALMON’s Tapestry Program Director Gary Davis at 508-351-9013, ext. 341.
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