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Peoria area upcoming programming
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Peoria Area Education Programs

November 16, 2015
Facing New Challenges
4:30-6:30 PM
Central IL Chapter
612 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL

Participants learn the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, new communication approaches and ways to plan for the future.
Funded in part by Heart of IL United Way
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 21, 2015
Communication Strategies

5:30-8 PM
Central IL Chapter
612 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL

Funded in part by CIAA
Cost: $5 material charge per person

October 27, 2015
Dementia Conversations
6-7 PM
Central IL Chapter
612 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL

Funded in part by the Heart of IL United Way
Cost: Free

**Registration is required at least a day in advance of the program

Are you unable to attend our face to face family education programs? Consider enrolling in our e-learning programs on our website at There is no cost associated with enrolling in these classes and they are available 24/7. Create a user id and password and you're on your way to learning more about Alzheimer's disease. Call Nancy Sweitzer, Program Director, at 1.800.272.3900 if you have questions.



Interested in starting a support group or helping facilitate an existing group? Contact Lisa Biernat at 1.800.272.3900 for more details.

Specialty Programs

Early Stage Support Group (ESSG)

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within the last six months and seem confused about what to do next? Three early stage eight week support group sessions will be offered at the Chapter office over the next six months to help you and your care partner prepare for the changes that will occur with Alzheimer’s disease. Sessions meet for two hours, on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. starting October 3rd through November 21st at 612 W. Glen Ave in Peoria.

Sessions will offer dementia related education, emotional support and connections with resources so that group members may enhance their lives in the midst of the disease. Call Brenda Scarbeary at  800.272.3900 to enroll or email  Minimum enrollment 6 couples.


PALZ- Peoria Alzheimer’s Support Group

PALZ meets in the Central Illinois Chapter Peoria office from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Members also go out for dinner at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. PALZ is an open group* that caters to BOTH families and those with memory loss. The group meets all together for the first half hour and then splits into two groups: a support group for caregivers and an activities-based group for individuals with memory loss. The patient facilitator attempts to engage participants in mentally and socially stimulating activity for the duration of the group session. Typically, participants are beyond the early stages of dementia.


Program Descriptions




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