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“Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care…”

A Series Designed for Caregivers of Those Living with Dementia

By Rosemary Hunger

PORT HURON, MI – Lake Huron Medical Center is offering a 3-part program series, “Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care,” based on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care (PAC) beginning Thursday, April 11, 2019. Teepa Snow is a nationally recognized dementia educator who has helped thousands of people by sharing her dementia care philosophy and caregiving techniques.

Lake Huron Medical Center’s Senior Services Coordinator, Rosemary Hunger, a Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Certified Trainer will provide caregivers with Dementia Awareness, knowledge and skills to better understand how it feels to be living with dementia and related changes.

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The “Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care” programs will be held in the first floor conference room at Lake Huron Medical Center, 2601 Electric Avenue, in Port Huron. The program times are 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Program dates and topics are listed below:

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Dementia Awareness – the Changing Brain

Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Building Positive Skills

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Teepa’s Gems: The Stages of Dementia

While attending all three seminars is not a requirement, it is encouraged because the topics build on each other. To register for the “Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care” program, please contact Rosemary Hunger at (810) 216-1035.

For more information on the programs and events at Lake Huron Medical Center, please visit www.mylakehuron.com.

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Lake Huron Medical Center 

Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Lake Huron Medical Center (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron) is a 144-bed acute care hospital providing medical/surgical services, emergency care, cancer care, cardiac care, bariatric care, inpatient rehabilitation services and a vast number of other testing, health and medical services. Last year alone, Lake Huron Medical Center treated more than 20,000 patients in its emergency department; performed nearly 6,000 surgical procedures; provided treatment for nearly 400 oncology patients; and provided over 3,000 visits to the underserved through the Peoples’ Clinic for Better Health.  Lake Huron is a member of the Prime Healthcare hospital system. For more information, visit: mylakehuron.com.

Lake Huron Foundation 

The Lake Huron Foundation is a non-profit organization that encompasses the People’s Clinic for Better Health, the Lake Huron Medical Auxiliary Volunteer Organization as well as funds for patient care needs, like the Pink Ribbon Fund, General Oncology Fund, and Patient Emergency Fund just to name a few. Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost effective health care to patients and families regardless of their ability pay for services. As a 501(c)3, the Lake Huron Foundation is an extension of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. It is governed by a local board of directors whom provide oversight to the organization’s operations and assets. Throughout the transition to our new foundation, all gifts remained in a local financial institution. The funds will continue to be used following our donors designations to provide care to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Prime Healthcare Services

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 38 acute-care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in 11 states. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to local quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 33 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, is the only “10 Top Health System” west of the Mississippi. For more information, please visit: primehealthcare.com.


Rosemary Hunger is currently the Senior Services Coordinator and Coordinator of Volunteers at Lake Huron Medical Center, and has had the joy and pleasure of working with older adults for more than 25 years.

Rosemary received Dementia Care Training from Teepa Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia, and is a certified Positive Approach to Care Approved Trainer.  She offers a multi-session program “Until there’s a Cure, There’s Care,” at Lake Huron Medical Center, and is the current Vice President of the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Resource Committee. This is a local nonprofit organization with a focus on providing education and resources to local families who are living with Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Rosemary is also a current member of the Board of Directors for St. Clair County Council on Aging.

In 2016, Rosemary completed training to become a Master Trainer for the program A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, and offers this program to community seniors.

Rosemary believes that “Growing Old should be as exciting as Growing Up,” and reminds you that “growing old is a privilege that not everyone is given”- so have fun with it!

To learn about senior services and senior programs, please visit https://www.mylakehuron.com/Services/Senior-Services.aspx



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