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Family First’s Director of Community Engagement Attends Open House for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

Family First’s Director of Community Engagement, Alyssa Cottone, attended the open house for the Long Island

Family First's Director of Community Engagement Attends Open House for the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Donald Patane, CFS with Main Street Financial group and Family First’s Director of Community Engagement, Alyssa Cottone

Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) this month. LIAF recently announced that the organization’s headquarters is moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury. Since 1988, LIAF has provided its programs and services primarily at its headquarters in Port Washington, but that geographical location began to present challenges to LIAF in carrying out its mission. The layout and location of this new facility are impressive and will bring new opportunities for families across Long Island.  We look forward to hearing about all the great work that LIAF will continue to bring to family caregivers and their loved ones coping with various forms of dementia. 

Featured in the picture are Alyssa Cottone and Donald Patane, CFS with Main Street Financial group.

Jennifer Benjamin

Jennifer Benjamin has a Masters degree in Business Administration, a graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is co-founder of Family First Home Companions .With a background in human resources and business management she helped to build a company that is founded on professionalism, integrity, compassion and know-how.

Jennifer has specialized training in Alzheimer’s disease through the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association and the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.She also volunteered her time with the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Long Island for 3 years by providing cognitive stimulation to an Alzheimer’s patient group.

Jennifer educates the community about elder care and speaks to caregiver support groups, senior centers, and at professional organizations.Topics include home safety, effective strategies for family caregiving, elder care planning, and awareness about elder abuse.

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