Guests will learn calming and comforting techniques from Windridge staff for persons living with dementia, along with lunch and a short tour of the site's Moscelyne Larkin Memory Care Neighborhood.

MIAMI – All Saints' Episcopal Church continues its 'Remembering on the Route' Alzheimer's/Dementia community initiative with its next learning and support session hosted by Windridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Miami.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, Windridge is inviting interested community members to its facility, 2530 N Elm, for a free lunch and learn event 'Caregiving 101' from noon to 1 p.m. Guests will learn calming and comforting techniques from Windridge staff for persons living with dementia, along with lunch and a short tour of the site's Moscelyne Larkin Memory Care Neighborhood.

The Memory Care Neighborhood provides residential care for women with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other memory impairments in a neighborhood-style setting which boasts a serene and nurturing environment inside its own secured area of Windridge.

The wing is named in honor of famed Native American ballerina and Miamian Moscelyne Larkin who was living with Alzheimer's until her death in 2012 from pneumonia.

Windridge staff serving the Memory Care Neighborhood are trained to utilize the Teepa Snow Memory Care Rehabilitation Program. As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Snow’s 'Positive Approach™ to Care' techniques and training models are used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world.

For more information about the upcoming lunch and learn or Windridge, contact Jamie Bowen at 918-540-2300 or jamie.bowen@pcitexas.net.

Dorothy Ballard is the managing news editor of the Miami News-Record. Email her at dballard@miaminewsrecord.com and follow her on Twitter @dm_ballard.