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Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Welcomes New Care Consultant Amy Oster

04-07-2012 04:07 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: Alzheimer's Association Long Island

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Alzheimer’s Association Long Island has announced that Amy Oster will join the organization as its Care Consultant. In her new role, Ms. Oster will regularly meet with families of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to develop a long-term care plan and discuss available programs and resources. Ms. Oster has been successful in facilitating the support group for caregivers, which has greatly increased in size under her leadership.

Before joining Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, Ms. Oster was a Youth Worker for MCCA-New Dawn Therapeutic Group Home, where she helped to develop a dialectical behavioral therapy group for adolescent females, as well as other groups focused on anger management skills. She resides in Lindenhurst.

Ms Oster completed her undergraduate studies at The University of New Haven, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. She also has a Master’s degree in Social Work and graduated with distinguished honors from Columbia University. While in graduate school, she performed internships at Yale New Haven Hospital in trauma, medicine and surgery, and at Somers Manor Nursing Home, where she developed art and music therapy groups.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Oster as our Care Consultant,” said Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island. “Her past experience, knowledge and passion for this profession have made her a valuable asset to our organization.”

For more information about Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO at (631) 820-8068 or visit www.alz.org/longisland.

* Photo of Ms. Oster is attached and available upon request.

About Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

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