FSW’s My Second Home – White Plains Open House

White Plains, NY—Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) invites members of the community to attend an open house at My Second Home-White Plains, on any one of three days—Monday, October 19, Tuesday, October 20, or Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Free memory screenings conducted by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will be available on October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

My Second Home-White Plains, modeled after FSW’s award-winning program in Mt. Kisco, is an intergenerational adult day program designed to help families who are caring for older adults in Westchester County.  Housed in the newly renovated Lanza Family Center for All Ages, My Second Home-White Plains provides a safe, nurturing and home-like environment where older adults can continue to find meaning and dignity in their daily lives through stimulating activities, wellness programs, personal care, excellent nutrition and “living room to living room” transportation.  At My Second Home, FSW’s unique intergenerational model brings children from FSW’s early childhood education and youth development programs together with adults on a daily basis to share in activities and forge relationships that promote mutual understanding and connectivity.

FSW will be providing tours and information throughout each day.  On Tuesday, October 20, free memory screenings provided by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will be available.  These screenings, a significant first step toward detection of memory problems, consist of a series of questions and tasks designed to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.   For additional information, please call Rebecca Lippel at 914-422-8100 or email her at rlippel@fsw.org.

FSW runs more than 50 mental health and social service programs that reach 30,000 children, teens, adults and families a year. FSW’s programs run the gamut from adoption services to elder care, from home health care to youth residences and include chapters of such national programs as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Head Start. The agency’s 450 employees and 350 volunteers operate out of seven offices throughout the county. To learn more about FSW, check out the agency’s website at www.fsw.org or contact Caitlin Halle (914) 305-6876 or challe@fsw.org.

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