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Dementia Expert Teepa Snow to Hold Caregiver Education Seminar

December 22, 2017

Renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow will present a special caregiver education seminar “Why Did They Do That? Understanding the Symptoms and Behaviors of Dementia” on Wednesday, January 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kane Center in Stuart.


Snow is one of the nation’s foremost dementia care experts with more than 30 years of experience as a certified occupational therapist and a dementia care educator. Her approach to caregiver training is “show don’t tell,” creating a unique, interactive educational experience that helps caregivers clearly visualize how to utilize her advice and techniques.


Snow has developed a multitude of programs and educational resources to train professional and family caregivers. She focuses on developing and maintaining effective communication to keep individuals with dementia connected with the people and world around them. She explains the progression of dementia, how this affects overall health and behavior, and how to build a holistic program of therapeutic support to help a person with dementia maintain the highest possible quality of life.


The seminar is hosted by Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast as part of the organization’s partnership with Snow, and sponsored by Allegro Senior Living and the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center.


A VIP luncheon with Teepa Snow, sponsored by Symphony at Stuart Assisted Living & Memory Care, will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the seminar. Tickets are $30 with all proceeds going to benefit the Council on Aging’s Adult Day Club. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advance by calling 772.360.4808.


Admission to the seminar is free. For inquiries or to reserve seats, call 772-360-4808. Complimentary respite care will be available but must be arranged in advance by calling 772-223-7843. The Kane Center, home of the Council on Aging of Martin County, is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.

Day Medical Center is Now Open!

April 11, 2017

The Joseph C. & Ann S. Day Medical Center opened for business on Monday, April 24. We welcomed about 200 guests to our Open House on Friday, April 28. For those of you who did not make it here for the tour, patients and visitors should park on the west side of the Kane Center in the designated parking spots. The Medical Center will be the first entrance as you walk up to the building.


Read on to learn more about the Day Medical Center.



STUART, FL (April 11, 2017) – The Kane Medical Group, the primary care group owned and operated by the Council on Aging of Martin County, is to be renamed the Joseph C. and Ann S. Day Medical Center, in honor of a significant donation from the Joseph C. Day Foundation.


The donation comprised most of the funding for the newly expanded state-of-the-art medical and laboratory offices currently under construction at the Charles and Rae Kane Center in Stuart. In addition, complementary funds have been donated by others to underwrite new and innovative medical programs made possible by the new Medical Center.


“Health care, and particularly quality health care, for the elderly is a cause that is near and dear to my wife and me,” said Joseph C. Day. “The Council on Aging’s primary care medical group was founded on the principal that effective medical care requires focused, personal attention on the needs of our individual patients. I’ve seen the positive outcomes achieved by this care model, and my financial contribution is intended to bolster and expand the good work that is already being done.”


 “There are 26,000 senior residents in Martin County,” Day continued. “In February 2012, we served a few hundred patients. We now serve 2100 patients and the new Day Medical Center will be capable of servicing 3500 patients.”


The Day Medical Center will still operate under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Robert Emmet Kenney, MD, Ph.D., a board-certified Internist with more than 20 years of experience in primary care medicine. Dr. Kenney will continue to be supported by nurse practitioners Katie Diamond and Lindsay Serey, and an expanded and dedicated medical staff to serve the growing patient base.


An open house is scheduled for Friday, April 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to stop in to meet the Day Medical Center team and take a tour of the new offices located within the Kane Center. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The Kane Center is at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.          


The Day Medical Center staff will care for our seniors, using a “care philosophy” to provide ample time with each patient and create care plans that are tailored to each patient’s needs. The group’s success can be attributed to three factors: the time devoted to caring for its senior patients, its “care philosophy,” and the range of supplemental services available from the Council on Aging that enrich the continuum of care. These include a therapeutic adult day program, care management, caregiver support and an ongoing partnership with the Alzheimer’s research group, Brain Matters Research.


“Our staff is a well-trained healthcare team who takes the time to listen,” said Dr. Kenney. “Just as important as staying up to date with the latest in medical care, we’re also sensitive to the personal and social needs of our patients and their families.”


Learn more about the practiceby calling 772-223-7864 or visiting

Kane Medical Group Partners with Brain Matters Research

December 06, 2016

The Kane Medical Group and Brain Matters Research have formed a partnership that will link patients on the Treasure Coast to groundbreaking research and treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease.


The Kane Medical Group is the primary care practice owned and operated by the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center. Brain Matters Research, headquartered in Delray Beach, is one of the nation’s largest private clinical research organizations and stands at the forefront of Alzheimer ’s disease care.


The alliance of these groups will enhance the continuum of care for individuals diagnosed with the debilitating cognitive disease. The Kane Medical Group, under the direction of Dr. R. Emmet Kenney, M.D., specializes in comprehensive primary care for older adults. Brain Matters Research, led by founder, neurologist and lead researcher, Dr. Mark Brody, focuses on closely engaging with community-based providers, like the Kane Medical Group, to create comprehensive and effective care plans for patients. Kane Medical Group health care providers will consult with patients and their families about their treatment options and help them navigate the process of engaging with Brain Matters Research and potentially enrolling in a clinical trial. Patients who enroll in a clinical trial will receive ongoing clinical care, education and support through a coordinated effort between the team at Brain Matters Research and their primary care provider at Kane Medical Group. Care plans will also include resources and support for caregivers and families.


Memory screenings are held at the Kane Center on a monthly basis. Based on their scores, participants may qualify for a more comprehensive screening to determine if they are candidates for any of the roughly two dozen clinical trials currently underway at Brain Matters Research. Memory screenings are free and open to the public. The next memory screenings are scheduled for Wednesday, February 15. Call 772-360-4808 to make an appointment.


On Wednesday, February 15 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Dr. Brody will give a special lecture at the Kane Center about research, clinical trials and breakthroughs in treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to 772.360.4808. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.


The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to be the primary provider of comprehensive life-saving and life-improving services and programs for seniors in Martin County.  The not-for-profit Council provides programs in support of this mission, including Meals on Wheels, Kane Cuisine, an adult day program, senior-focused primary medical care at the Kane Medical Group, care management and caregiver support.  The Council on Aging has operated for more than 40 years and is the longest standing organization in the county dedicated to serving the senior population.


The Kane Center, the home of the Council on Aging of Martin County, is a multi-generational facility offering a wide range of services for seniors, their families and caregivers, and the greater Treasure Coast community.  The Kane Center is designed to serve all seniors, from the active to the frail, through social, wellness, medical, nutritional, educational and cultural programming.  Intergenerational events for the general public are also offered.  The Kane Center is owned and operated by the Council on Aging of Martin County. 

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