Alzheimer’s Association offering free programs and services

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is planning a number of education programs across Chautauqua County in September. These programs are free and open to the public.

Today, Sept. 6, Brookdale Lakewood at 220 Southwestern Drive in Lakewood will host Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body at 2 p.m. Dementia experts from the WNY Chapter office will discuss the latest research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, and cognitive activity.

Patterson Library at 40 South Portage Street in Westfield will host Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider when faced with the challenge of dementia and how to put plans in place.

Additionally, the Chapter trains facilitators to lead monthly caregiver support groups in six locations across the county which allow caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges and hear advice for overcoming them.

Second and fourth Friday at 10 a.m. — St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Avenue, Dunkirk

Fourth Thursday at 4:30 p.m. — Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia

Second Tuesday at 1 p.m. — Jamestown Area Medical Associates, 15 South Main St., Jamestown (respite services are available by calling 1-800-272-3900).