Van Dyck Law - Quarter 4 2019

Holiday Stress, Dementia Care, and Medicare in 2020 What’s Coming Up at the Van Dyck Law Education Center

Between work and the holidays, the last three months of the year are some of the busiest. With that in mind, we want to let you know what you can expect from some of the upcoming presentations at the Van Dyck Law Firm Education Center. Don’t forget to mark the dates and times on your calendars! On Oct. 6, Sheli Monacchio will give a presentation on managing the day-to-day elements of caregiving. Caring for an aging loved one is no small task, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a primary caregiver. If you have questions about the practical side of caregiving and how to do it well, this is the presentation for you. On Oct. 9, Sheli will be presenting on Understanding Dementia- Related Grief. Dementia takes away loved ones gradually, and it can be hard to know how to process your feelings of loss before loved ones have passed. If this sounds like what you’re going through right now, Sheli’s presentation is worth checking out. On Oct. 16, there will be a presentation on Medicare changes that will happen next year. A few different plans starting on Jan. 1, 2020, will no longer be available for purchase. If you want to know how these changes might affect you, join us to learn more. On Nov. 6, Sheli is giving a presentation on the health benefits of being grateful. Life can throw a lot of difficult things at us we can’t always control, but staying grateful for what we have in those times

can keep us healthy according to multiple studies. Join us at the Education Center to learn more!

The bittersweet feelings of caring for a loved one with dementia and the stressful holiday season don’t mix well. We know you may have some questions and concerns when December hits, so join Sheli on Dec. 4 for some tips and advice on how to successfully make it to New Year’s. Register for each presentation through our website. If the presentation you want to attend is full, you will still be put on a waiting list in case someone cancels. We hope to see you there!


Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Inspired by Food Network

OCT. 6, 9:30–11:00 A.M. Practical Solutions for Caregivers: Managing the Day to Day Presented by: Sheli Monacchio

DIRECTIONS 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. 2. Place a large, heatproof mixing bowl on top of saucepan so that no steam can escape. Place melting chocolate in mixing bowl and double boil until melted. 3. Dip half of each piece of fruit in chocolate before transferring to a parchment-lined baking sheet to rest. 4. Let cool for 10 minutes until chocolate solidifies. 5. Place in school lunches, serve at parties, and indulge in a few for yourself. INGREDIENTS • 1 package melting chocolate • Assorted dried fruit, including apricots and mangoes This super easy and fun way to create homemade treats provides your kids with a healthier and more delicious alternative to packaged industrial candy. As a bonus, making it is an awesome Halloween activity for your family to enjoy.

OCT. 9, 9:30–11:00 A.M. Grieving the Living: Understanding Dementia-Related Grief Presented by: Sheli Monacchio, Director of Life Care Resources — Van Dyck Law

OCT. 16, 3 P.M. Medicare Changes for 2020

NOV. 6, 9:30–11:00 A.M. The Gift of Gratitude: Health Benefits to being Grateful Presented by: Sheli Monacchio

DEC. 4, 9:30–11:00 A.M. Holiday Stress and Dementia Caregiving Presented by: Sheli Monacchio



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