The goal of the program, which is based in Wakefield, is to help staff members develop skills that are consistent with the philosophical approach taught by the Alzheimer’s Association. Each attendee of the 12-hour program had to pass a written test and upon completion was awarded a certificate recognizing their accomplishment. The Dutton Center plans to offer this training program to family members of Dutton Center clients as well as the community at large. Training dates will be announced.

The Dutton Center, located at 1117 Main St. in Wakefield, is a medical adult day health program of Hallmark Health System. The Dutton Center is now accepting new clients. For more information, call 781-246-2820 or visit


Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.


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