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Series set for dementia patient care partners

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services is having The Savvy Caregiver series. Are you a care partner for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia? Are you looking for ways to increase your knowledge and confidence in this role? Participate in “The Savvy Caregiver,” a three part training to learn how to be a Savvy Caregiver! Gain: a better understanding of the disease, the skills to assess the abilities of the person with dementia, and the confidence to set and alter care giving goals. This event will take place in three consecutive sessions: Oct. 9, 16, and 23. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. For more information or to register: call 366-3335 ext. 1236 or 661-9430 ext. 1236 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the NYS Department of Health. Call today!

Another event sponsored by COI’s Alzheimer’s Services: Tai Chi for Caregivers. Tai Chi is a gentle movement exercise that originated in China and is now practiced worldwide. In Tai Chi, one works slowly and smoothly through a system of movements that are meant to connect the mind and body. The benefits of Tai Chi are: greater strength, improved flexibility, improved balance and coordination, less stress and anxiety, better concentration and memory, and improved posture. This is open to all caregivers. Free respite care if needed! If interested in participating, call: 366-3335 ext. 1236 or 661-9430 ext. 1236. Lunch will be provided during this event on Oct. 22 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Opportunities Laughlin building, 402 Chandler St., Jamestown. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the NYS Department of Health.

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