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Emergency Preparedness and IBS Workshops Coming to Schofield

Kenmore, NY – Sept. 24, 2018 – The community is invited to attend free wellness programs in October at the Mondello Wellness & Family Center located at Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. Learn about the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible. An instructor from the NY Citizens Preparedness Corps will also advise on how to develop an emergency plan.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:00 pm, Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, a UB professor and health psychologist will discuss Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Can you control it without drugs? Dr. Lackner will share how home-based self-management treatment of IBS can provide significant relief of a wide range of IBS symptoms. Dr. Lackner’s 20-year research will show how people with even severe IBS symptoms can achieve long term benefits within a brief period of time without side effects.

“Controlling Diabetes” will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.

Learn about self-management strategies for diabetes, a complex chronic condition that requires daily care and management. This workshop is offered by the American Diabetes Assoc. WNY office.

On Thurs. Oct. 18 at 1:00 pm, Fitness guru Richard Derwald will present “People with Arthritis Can Exercise.” Mr. Derwald will demonstrate low-impact moves to increase strength and flexibility. Guests should wear sneakers and loose, comfortable clothing.

To register, call (716) 436-6399 or visit Schofield’s website at www.SchofieldCare.org.

Register early as seating is limited.

Award-winning Schofield Residence is part of Schofield Care, a not-for-profit long term care and home health care organization founded in 1910. More than 700 clients, patients and residents are cared for within Schofield  Residence, Schofield Adult Day Health Care Program, and Schofield’s Home Health Care Programs in Erie and Niagara counties.

Free Wellness Workshops Begin at Schofield Sept. 13

Kenmore, NY – Aug. 15, 2018 – The community is invited to attend free wellness programs starting Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Mondello Wellness & Family Center located at Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.

Harvest Soup and Recipe Makeovers will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. Ben the chef is back and this time he’ll be making Sweet Potato Leek Soup to try. Ben says it’s easy to add things to the recipe and both foods are in season in the fall.  Guests will also learn some recipe makeovers to enliven dining pleasure! The workshop is presented by Benjamin Glurich, Registered Dietitian with Cooperative Extension/Cornell University.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m, a field nutritionist from the Food Bank of WNY will present “Stretching Your Food Dollars.” A nutritionist from Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables will be on hand to lead a discussion about eating healthy on a budget. The fun and interactive workshop includes a cooking demonstration with a recipe that is also affordable.

“Getting Ready to Move from Your Home” will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

Learn the top 10 things to do to make a move less stressful and affordable. The workshop is presented by Larry Raines, a Certified Relocation Specialist with Caring Transitions.

To register, call (716) 436-6399 or visit Schofield’s website at www.SchofieldCare.org

Register early as seating is limited.

Award-winning Schofield Residence is part of Schofield Care, a not-for-profit long term care and home health care organization founded in 1910. More than 700 clients, patients and residents are cared for within Schofield  Residence, Schofield Adult Day Health Care Program, and Schofield’s Home Health Care Programs in Erie and Niagara counties.

Randy Gerlach Chosen as a Future Long Term and Post-Acute Care Leader

August 7, 2018 – Kenmore, NY – The New York State Health Facilities Association has announced that Randy Gerlach, President and CEO of Schofield Care, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care (LTPAC). Randy Gerlach will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for LTPAC professionals.

“At AHCA/NCAL we are always searching for the future leaders of our profession. After a thorough review, we have selected Randy Gerlach as one of our future leaders,” said Mark Parkinson, President & CEO AHCA/NCAL. “Randy Gerlach has already made a positive impact on the lives of older people in their community and we are excited to be a part of their future.”

“New York’s long term care and post-acute providers and residents are truly fortunate to have Randy Gerlach chosen as an AHCA/NCAL Future Leader. Randy’s extensive knowledge and experience are well known and highly regarded in New York,” stated Stephen Hanse, President & CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living. “As a recognized leader in New York, this program will raise Randy’s leadership impact to a National level,” added Hanse.

Randy Gerlach has over 30 years of experience in healthcare management and nursing home operations both locally and throughout New York. He is the Vice Chair of the New York State Health Facilities Association and has served as President of the Western New York district 10 for 5 years.

Since 2004, AHCA/NCAL has hosted LTPAC professionals in the Future Leaders program. Selected participants both demonstrate leadership potential and represent the interests of both state and national long term care providers. The program covers the latest theories and practical applications in quality management, customer satisfaction, and leadership. The year-long program kicks off with a two-day symposium, “Future Leaders of Long Term Care in America,” held each year in Washington, D.C. This year’s symposium will take place September 26 – 28, 2018.

The Schofield Residence Nursing Facility offers both short-term rehabilitation and long term care services. We welcome you to visit and learn more about Schofield Residence Nursing Facility.