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Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer free resources

BUFFALO — The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter continues to offer free resources for those impacted by dementia by embracing the need to offer them in a virtual format and offering several methods to access these programs.

During the month of June chapter staff are offering free live online education webinars and support group meetings.

Registration is required for all programs at 800-272-3900. Once registered, access information will be provided. Most programs are available via the Zoom video application or Google Hangout and all can all be accessed over the phone. For assistance with using online tools call the WNY Chapter staff at 626-0600, ext. 313 during normal business hours.

The following education classes are open to the public:

¯ 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s — 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18;

¯ Healthy Living for your Brain and Body — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30;

¯ Overview of Alzheimer’s Association Programs & Services — 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 23; and

The following programs are ideally suited to dementia caregivers:

¯ Caregiver University: Tips for Tough Conversations — 3 p.m. Monday, June 29;

¯ Coffee with a Care Consultant — 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10;

¯ Effective Communications Strategies — noon Tuesday, June 30;

¯ Legal and Financial Planning (in partnership with the Center for Elder Law and Justice) — 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23;

¯ Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia — 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, and 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25; and

The chapter is also offering close to 30 virtual support group meetings. To search the listings, visit alz.org/CRF or call the Chapter offer during normal business hours at 626-0600, ext. 313.

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