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To request a program in your community:
Please email
alzsc@alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

Family caregivers: If you need an in-home care sitter in order to attend any of these programs, learn how to access this service at no cost by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at least two weeks in advance at 800-272-3900.

Prefer to learn online? Most of the workshops below are also available as free e-learning courses. Check them out! 


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. 

Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street, Newberry  
Please RSVP by 6/19 to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org

Thursday, June 22, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Presbyterian Community of SC  
801 Musgrove St, Clinton 
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/21 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Thursday, June 22, 6:30-7:30 PM
Myrtle Beach Manor, dining room
9547 Highway 17 N, Myrtle Beach 
RSVP by 6/20 by calling 1-800-272-3900  

Friday, June 23, 10:00-11:00 AM
Richland County Library, North Main Branch
5306 North Main Street Columbia 29203 
Please RSVP by 6/22 to Elizabeth Brantley at 1-800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org.
Light Refreshments Provided

Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch and learn - FREE lunch provided
Spring Park Assisted Living 
925 N. Main St, Travelers Rest 
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/23 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Tuesday, June 20, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch and learn - FREE Lunch provided

Greenville Place
2006 Pelham Rd, Greenville
Seating is limited; you must RSVP by 6/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 
864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.

Friday, June 23, 1:30-2:30 PM
Partners in Primary Care 
3516 Highway 153, Greenville
Please RSVP by 6/22 Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org
Refreshments provided.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

Sunday, June 25, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs 
Please RSVP by 6/23 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org.  
Light Refreshments will be provided.


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Brookdale Brushy Creek
2010 Brushy Creek Rd, Greer 
For more info, contact Becky Pickett at 864-244-9994.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. 

Thursday, July 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lourie Center ,1650 Park Circle, Columbia 
Please RSVP to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org

Sunday, July 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs
Please RSVP by 7/14 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light Refreshments will be served.


Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Magnolias of Gaffney, 101 Park Court, Gaffney
RSVP to Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org.  


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Newberry County Memorial Hospital (Dining Room) 
2669 Kinard Street, Newberry 
RSVP by 7/17 to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.

Thursday, July 20, 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch-and-Learn
The Haven, 355 Berkmanns Lane, Greenville
RSVP by 7/19 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org

Thursday, July 20, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Pacifica Senior Living-Skylyn, 1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg
RSVP by 7/19 to Dori Burgess at 1-800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light refreshments will be provided.


Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to

Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Partners in Primary Care 
805 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer 
RSVP by 7/25 to Jamie Guay at 800-272-3900 or jguay@alz.org


Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Sunday, August 13, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs
Please RSVP by 8/11 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light Refreshments will be served.


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sunday, September 10, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
New Beginnings United Methodist Church 
210 Rainbow Lake Rd, Boiling Springs
Please RSVP by 9/8 to Dori Burgess at 800-272-3900 or dburgess@alz.org
Light Refreshments will be served.


 

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