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Community Forum on Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

Time: 2/20/2019 6:30:00 PM
Place: El Centro Community Center, 375 South 1st Street, El Centro, CA

Community Forum on Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias

On February 20, 2019, the public is invited to take part in a Community Forum on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The forum, in partnership with the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging, will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences and needs, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

Rosie Blankenship is the Director of the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging. "I am hoping we can get the community to provide where the gap is despite the current efforts. Our goal is to have people age in their homes for as long as possible. Do we need to provide more services at community centers? Perhaps there is a need for more assisted living facilities, memory care centers, and/or skilled nursing facilities, how can we help advocate to make them more affordable? We want to hear what those that are more affected have to say."

The Alzheimer's Association believes no individual or family should navigate the challenges of Alzheimer's disease alone. Community forums hosted by the Association bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs and services to support families.

Working together with the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging and volunteers, the Alzheimer's Association can ensure families have the resources needed to face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer's Association best serve the needs of families affected by the disease, in driving awareness and in mobilizing people in Imperial County in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Light dinner will be provided. Spanish interpretation available.

For more information on Community Forums, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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