Local leader in Alzheimer’s Care presents at AFA National Educating America Tour

Educating America

Educating America

by Jeanine Genauer

Mary Jane Eicke, Executive Director of Juniper Village at Williamstown, was honored to present at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Educating America Tour as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. The Concepts in Care Educational Conference, held on May 19 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, provided the opportunity for people to learn from experts on topics, including: access to healthcare, transitioning from home to residential care setting, safeguarding your space, long-term care, perceptions of aging, and clinical trials and research.

With approximately 300 people in attendance, Mary Jane discussed care for the memory-impaired and Alzheimer’s disease. Juniper Village at Williamstown has received the Excellence in Care, Dementia Care Program of Distinction designation from the AFA consistently since 2010. At that time, JVW was the first in New Jersey and only one of thirty in the country to have received the honor.

“We are proud that our pioneering programs and innovatively designed environment has enabled us to be recognized by the AFA.  Thanks to our dedicated staff, we are one of an elite number of communities that they believe ensure quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families; and one that provides an optimal care setting,” explained Mary Jane Eicke.

As for being asked to present at the conference, she said, “It was an honor to be asked to present by the AFA. I was very proud to be part of it.”