April 16, 2014




Florence County Sheriff’s Office, along with New Generations Adult Day Care Center, Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living Communities and Embrace Hospice will sponsor a series of training seminars entitled “Understanding Dementia” for family members, care givers, professionals and other interested persons who would benefit from in-depth information on dementia.  The first of seven seminar series entitled “Welcome to My World” will begin on May 12, 2014 at the Leatherman Senior Center, 600 Senior Way, Florence, SC from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  The series will be presented by Adelle Stanley, CRCFA, a National Certified Dementia Practioner and Erlinda Henderson, LBSW, MSW.  

“More and more we in law enforcement encounter citizens with mental health issues and those suffering from various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated.  “That’s why we are happy to be a part of this important awareness training.”

The educational objectives for this free training include:

Differentiating the most common forms of dementia;
Understanding family/professional care and management strategies;
Identifying effective communication skills;
Understanding how environment can enhance feelings of safety as caregivers assist family and residents;
Description of interventions that may be used;
Identifying community resources available for professionals and family caregivers.

For more details on this free seminar see the attached flyer.  To register or ask questions regarding the seminar series contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at work (803) 345-8009 or cell (843) 269-9285. 


Captain Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.