Educational Activities

Caregiver Support Group

Each month we conduct a support group for those who are caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia. This support group is a great opportunity for caregivers to get together and discuss some of the daily issues and challenges that they face.

Meeting Time

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.

This group is certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Please share this information with anyone that you know that might benefit from these meetings.

This month our meeting will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 9 a.m.

Grief Support Group

The grief of losing someone that you love cannot be known until you are placed in that situation. Everyone experiences grief in their own way. There is no right or wrong in grieving. We have a Grief Support Group that meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Group Purpose

Our group is designed to bring people together who share a common experience – the loss of a loved one. Whether it has been 2 months or 5 years, the pain of loss can still be very intense. If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, please join us for a strictly confidential meeting to share feelings and offer support.

Meeting Time

The meeting this month is on Tuesday, October 10th at 10 a.m.

Parkinson's Support Group

 Education is power, especially when you are dealing with your health. There are many myths and misconceptions about PD and its treatments. If you or someone that you know has been diagnosed with PD, you are encouraged to join our Parkinson's support group that meets the first Friday Morning of each month at 10:00. We have educational material available about PD. Join others to learn more about the disease and how they have learned to deal with it. Our October meeting will be Friday, October 6th at 10:00 am.

Parkinson's Exercise Program

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological disorder that causes slowness of voluntary movement, including walking or rolling over in bed. A regular exercise program is very important and teaches people with PD how to avoid inactivity and keep movements alive during everyday activities. Beverly Bell, physical therapist, will be at the Center on Tuesday, October 17th at 10:00 am to speak on the importance of exercise and demonstrate some of the activities that can help PD patients remain independent as long as possible.

AARP Driver's Safety Class

We will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Class here at the Center on October 19th and 20th from 12:30 until 4:00. The class is great for anyone over the age of 55 to teach you how to be more alert and safe on the roads. Many insurance companies offer discounts and you must attend both classes to receive your certificate. The cost for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Space is limited so call the office to sign up.