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December 13th 2011:Services for Supporting Seniors’ Family Caregivers Directly

Raymond Applebaum is the CEO of Peel Senior Link, a non-profit charitable organization that makes independent living possible for seniors. Amy MacFarlane is Founder and CEO of Recreational Respite Inc., a company which provides for creative living and innovative care. They tell us how they came to be interested in services for seniors and their family caregivers. They describe the services their organizations offer. They explain what’s meant by supporting family caregivers directly and the types of direct supports, including direct pay, most likely to be useful to family caregivers. They discu

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Amy MacFarlane

Amy MacFarlane is Founder and CEO of Recreational Respite Inc., http://recrespite.com/, which provides for creative living and innovative care. It assists individuals with special needs arising from cognitive impairment, physical challenges or developmental disabilities by recognizing, engaging and strengthening their residual abilities and interests and integrating them successfully into their communities, and by providing them with the services of multi-skilled teams. She took on the dedication and commitment to creating Recreational Respite after she recognized the need in the community for supportive and inclusive environments for people with mental a
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Raymond Applebaum

Raymond Applebaum has since 1998 been the CEO of Peel Senior Link. This non-profit charitable organization established in 1991 makes independent living possible for senior citizens who might otherwise be expected to enter more institutional settings, such as Long-Term Care facilities and hospitals. He is series moderator and producer for Rogers Television’s ‘Aging in Peel’. His experience includes managing various special projects, work with the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, and Board member of the Ontario Gerontology Association. He’s the founder, in 2005, of the Metamorphosis Project. He’s past member of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Seniors’ Housing. He’s received the Ca
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