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M4A NEWSLETTER: EASTER EDITION
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April 13 2017
Newsletter

Lakeside Hospice is a nonprofit organization and has been helping their clients since 1991 in eight counties including Blount, Coosa, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Talledega. Lakeside Hospice is a very strong supporter and partner with M4A. M4A was invited to give an in-service training to all of their dedicated volunteers AND then watch them assemble lots and lots of Easter baskets to surprise their patients and their families for Easter. The Lakeside Hospice volunteers are extremely humble, dedicated to serve, and volunteers their time to help hospice patients in need of their services. The volunteers exemplify the true spirit of giving AND giving of themselves to others. Keep up the great work!
Lakeside Hospice Volunteers - From left to right:
Francis Garrett, Pat Hathcox, Betty Sides, Faye Bivens, Anne Forister, Priscilla Giles, Cedria King, Loretta Frost, Bit Thomaston, Volunteer Coordinator.
Not Pictured:  Brenda Pitts, Volunteer
M4A's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the only workforce development program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor for older workers. Our SCSEP participants gain work experience through community service with local employers, social services, and community organizations.

SCSEP can help make connections between skilled mature workers and you, the employer. When an individual enters our workforce development program, they are properly screened and receive training and new skills at local government and communities agencies which makes them a perfect candidate for employment.
When you have a new employment opportunity, we hope you will consider contacting us first to see if we have a qualified candidate to fill your vacant position. We have a large pool of candidates that may have the right skills and experience you are looking for. Our candidates have worked in many different employer settings and want the opportunity to be considered for your work team.

If you would like more information our our Senior Employment Program, please contact Sheila Baker at sbaker@m4a.org or (205) 670-5770.
M4A is a proud recipient of a new Dementia Friendly grant provided by the Central Alabama Aging Consortium (CAAC) in Montgomery. CAAC is one of the thirteen local Area Agencies on Aging who is working diligently to expand the Dementia Friendly Communities initiatives across Alabama. 

The grant began April 1, 2017 and will provide M4A the resources needed to develop a Dementia Friendly training toolkit and outreach materials. M4A will train law enforcement and other first responders across the City of Alabaster about dementia and how to ensure a good response when coming in contact with a resident who has some form of dementia. M4A plans to make the training toolkit available to other Alabama communities and will also expand the training to other M4A service area communities. 

We will provide updates on this exciting initiative in future newsletters.

If you want more information, please contact Robyn James or Maranda Johnson at (205) 670-5770.

Information on the Dementia Friendly Alabama initiative can be found at www.centralalabamaaging.org 
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                                      Saginaw, Alabama 35137

                                            
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                                         209 Cloverdale Circle
                                     
                                     Alabaster, Alabama  35007
                                           
                                                
                       
                                                                
                      Contact M4A at: (866) 570-2998 or (205) 670-5770






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