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Description - Senior Centers by Beverly Beisgen

The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults, including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826117045
ISBN-10: 082611704X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Beverly Beisgen

Beverly Ann Beisgen is the director of operations for development for the West Penn Allegheny Health System. She has been in health care philanthropy for 6 years. In 2001, Ms. Beisgen was awarded the professional designation of certified fund raising executive (CFRE) by the CFRE Certification Board. Prior to that, Ms. Beisgen worked in geriatrics for 19 years and was the assistant executive director of Vintage. She has her master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in human development/gerontology from The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Beisgen is the author of Life Enhancing Activities for Mentally Impaired Elders, published by Springer Publishing Company in 1989. She also authored the chapter "Activities to Challenge the Mind and Stimulate the Imagination" in Activity Programming for Persons with Dementia: A Sourcebook, published in 1995 by the Alzheimer's Association. Ms. Beisgen has served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers and was a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging Statewide Taskforce on Senior Centers. Ms. Beisgen is married to Henry Kacprzyk and has two children, Alex and Katie.||Marilyn Crouch Kraitchman has a BS in education. She has worked at Vintage for 15 years, where she is currently director of center services. A mother of two children and three stepchildren, she lives in Churchill, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Her hobbies are reading, traveling, and gardening.