Westfield program offers communication strategies for dementia caregivers

BUFFALO — persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia undergo changes in the brain that will affect their ability to communicate, including limiting the ability to speak. The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter is offering a free educational program aimed at helping bridge the communication gap that is inevitable as the disease progresses.

“Effective Communication Strategies” is a one-hour program offering verbal and non-verbal strategies for caregivers to more effectively understand and communicate with their loved one. Patterson Library at 40 S. Portage St. in Westfield will host the program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Registration for this no-cost program is strongly encouraged by calling the Chapter at 1-800-272-3900.

Masonic Safety ID program event set for Saturday at Home Depot in Dunkirk

A Masonic Safety ID program event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Home Depot, 3901 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. This event is for children, teens, elderly and special needs individuals. Parents/caregivers will receive a CD, photos, fingerprints, ID card and information sheet. To schedule an ID event, contact Karl Kerr at 665-4361.

Pre-School Story Hour planned for Ahira Hall Library on Tuesday

Pre-School Story Hour with Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond will be held in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. The event includes stories, songs, snacks, friends and fun.

For more information, call the library at 792-9418.

NY Telephone retirees, former co-workers and friends luncheon planned for Oct. 30

NY Telephone retirees, former co-workers and friends will hold a get-together luncheon on Monday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Fred’s Cafe and Grill, 22 Water St., Fredonia. For details, call 366-3401.