Wellington Cares Luncheon Oct. 15 At Wanderers

Tino Negri

Wellington Cares will host its fifth annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. This year’s keynote speaker is Tino Negri, a national speaker and Alzheimer’s disease expert.

Negri was instrumental in the development of a dementia training program called DementiaWise, a nationally certified dementia care program that teaches caregivers how to improve the lives of those struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The event will be emceed by Tim Byrd, from True Oldies 95.9 FM and 106.9 FM Byrdman’s Get Up and Go Show.

“We are excited to have Mr. Negri as the keynote speaker at our firth annual luncheon,” said Wellington Cares Board Chair Cheryl Anders, founder and CEO of Think Big Healthcare Solutions. “Tino’s dynamic and engaging presentations earned him a speaker role at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Community Care Educational Conference on the importance of music when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.”

Negri’s love of music, coupled with his expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, led him to develop a program called Joyful Melodies, an interactive music program held at more than 35 assisted living facilities, memory care facilities and day centers each month that integrates familiar tunes from the past to encourage patients to become engaged in a participatory, sing-a-long program.

Individual luncheon tickets are $65 per person and sponsorships start at $600. Program ads are available starting at $75. For more information, call (561) 568-8818 or visit www.wellingtoncares.org.

Sponsors include: Advocate Sponsors – Equestrian Sport Productions and Baptist Health South Florida; Valet Sponsor – FPL; Gift Bag Sponsor – Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith; Media Sponsor – the Town-Crier newspaper; and Table Sponsors – ComForcare Home Care, Professional Bank and Think Big Healthcare Solutions.

Wellington Cares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization committed to coordinating volunteers of all ages to assist in enabling people over the age of 65 to remain in their home with the support of the community, residents and local organizations. The goal is to build, within the communities of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, a better place for people to grow old and remain in their homes.