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Woodside Wellness Chats

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We are pleased to introduce to you Woodside Wellness Chats at the barn. 

This programming is intended to provide meaningful and educational opportunities for the greater Hanover community. Through the Woodside Wellness Chats, guests will be exposed to varying speakers on a variety of topics. All chats are free and include a cocktail reception with the speaker. The chats run every second Monday of the month from 5-7pm. Seating is limited and you must be registered to attend. Be sure to sign up below to reserve your spot today! 

Coping With Alzheimer's and Dementia 

Monday, June 12th

5:00-7:00 pm


Engaging Brain Change: Understanding Dementia Featuring Missy Harden

Become "dementia aware" and gain a better understanding of normal vs. not normal brain changes as we age and how you can take positive action for your body and brain health.  Learn about the changes that occur with Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.  You will learn the "why" behind the changes in thinking and behavior you may observe in the person you care about and practice strategies and skills for better connecting and supporting a person living with brain change.  


Missy Harden is a licensed Occupational Therapist as well as a Dementia Care Consultant and Educator.  Professional and personal experience journeying with individuals living with neuro-degenerative change feeds her passion for lifelong physical and cognitive health pursuits.  
She is committed to helping individuals and care partners navigate life with brain change due to dementia through education, care skill building, and encouraging consultative services and resources.  Missy volunteers with the Alzheimer's Association as a Community Educator and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration as a Support Group Facilitator. She is a certified Positive Approach to Care® Advanced Consultant and Trainer and partners with Dowda Senior Consultants as their Dementia Care Specialist.


Sponsored By Jen Dowda and Dowda Senior Consultants

Jen Dowda is the compassionate Founder and CEO of Dowda Senior Consultants.  Jen has a passion for walking alongside seniors and their families as they navigate the next steps for care, with the ultimate goal of encouraging and supporting all seniors, so they may continue enjoying moments that matter throughout their lives.


Dowda Senior Consultants provides compassionate, experienced, and ongoing guidance to Richmond seniors and their families by specializing in senior living options and helping them achieve their goals – whether that is living safely at home or finding the right senior living community to meet their needs.  Our team continues to walk with our families at no cost, wherever their journey takes them -  supporting, advocating, and helping navigate the next steps for care together

"How an estate plan helps put you in Control"

Coping with Alzheimer's and dementia. Outreach and support for families

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Past Speakers


"Plan for the Future: How an estate plan helps put you in Control"

Pat McAleer, Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise

"Making Smart Medicare and Social Security Decisions"

Philip Moeller, Award Winning Journalist

"Essential Oil Solutions for Health and Wellness"

Amy Fowler, Lamplight Living

"Chronic Inflammation and Your Diet's Role"

Dr. Mike Wild, DC

"Gut Health"

Sara Fields, Sara Fields Nutrition & Wellness

"Truths & Myths of Cancer”

Dr. Mary Helen Hackney, Medical Director of Community Oncology

“Setting Your Financial Wellness for the Future "

Alexis Grason, Senior Financial Advisor

"Got Pain?"

Dr. David Bass, PT. DPT

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