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Fulton Commons Care Center & Family First’s Recent Partnership

Fulton Commons Care Center & Family First’s Recent Partnership

Alyssa Cottone and Keith Billstein of Family First with Renee and Christine from Fulton Common’s recreation department.

A look into cutting edge senior programming

In recent months, Family First and Fulton Commons have been collaborating in efforts to bring residents unique and innovative recreational opportunities.  Programming includes cognitive stimulation, activities to enhance fine motor skills, and celebratory social events.

 

Staff at Fulton Commons believe this type of professional alliance adds value to their programming and encourages residents to form new relationships as they share new memories with peers.  Family First’s most recent visit included residents experiencing Virtual Reality for the first time.  Laughter and joy filled the room as participants traveled the world from the comfort and safety of their own chairs.

 

Family First is committed to improving the quality of life for older adults both in the home and in the community.  In order to do this, we offer free programming to nursing homes and assisted living recreation departments, local senior centers, and adult day care programs.

 

The picture above includes Alyssa Cottone and Keith Billstein of Family First with Renee and Christine from Fulton Common’s recreation department.  Thank you, ladies for your continuous help and support! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know both of you.

To learn more about our recreational programming, please call 631-319-3961 and ask for Alyssa Cottone, Director of Community Engagement.

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.