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AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia

March 24, 2018


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Room 109 McMahon


This training features information and opportunities for best practice in working to support individuals living with dementia. This classroom based training highlights AFA's philosophy of care which is focused on relationship-building. This person-centered approach to care values and promotes the unique strengths, goals, and humanity of each individual, involves interdisciplinary collaboration among care providers, and places individuals with dementia and their families at the center of decision­ making. Throughout the course of the classroom based training, participants are asked to reflect upon their experiences working with this population, and share their professional strengths and areas for professional growth, aiming for the participants to increase their awareness and critical thinking in this work.


Lauren Snedeker, LSW, LMSW is a licensed social worker in both New Jersey and New York. She is currently working at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national nonprofit in New York City, dedicated to providing care and services to individuals living with dementia, their families and care partners. She is a proud Alumna from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Health and Cook College (2006). From Rutgers, Lauren worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Session Assistant. While working the hospital, Lauren received her MSW from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Along with her passion for working with the aging population, Lauren is dedicated to promoting this work to emerging professionals and social work students. Lauren is enthusiastic about outreaching student groups and programs encouraging students to work with the aging population, often presents to students about the clinical opportunities available with the older adult population. Lauren is happy to donate her time to mentor emerging social work students and answer any questions they may have!

Continuing Education Hours

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is a provider of social work continuing education hours, as approved by the New York State Education Department Board for Social Work.

Completion of these classes will result in the receipt of six (6) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

Class Fee

The price is listed below:

  • Fordham GSS Alumni: $200
  • Fordham GSS Students: $10
  • Fordham Current Field Instructors: $105
  • Other Students: $105
  • All others: $210

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Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that the class is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

If you are looking to receive additional certification as an AFA Dementia Care Partner with this training, please note there will be an additional $35 fee paid directly to AFA. For more information, please call Molly Fogel, AFA’s Director of Educational and Social Services at 866-232-8484 x131.

Contact Us

Keila Zapata-Kelly, MSW, CASAC-T
Administrator of Continuing Education and Social Work Licensure