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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!                                                 


Protecting Your Tomorrow: Legal & Financial Plans

Monday, September 26, 4:00-6:00 PM
The Woodlands and Furman, 1500 Trailhead Ct, Greenville
Please RSVP by 9/25 to Jamie Guay, Program Director:  864-250-0029 or 
jguay@alz.org.  

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Office of the SC Attorney General in this collaboration of advanced legal planning for your future and how to recognize common investment scams. Speakers will feature Taylor Faw, Assistant Attorney General; Anna Rushton, Outreach Coordinator Securities Division; and Jamie Guay, Alzheimer’s Association  Program Director.

This program is designed to help people understand the legal issues that may impact them, how to make legal decisions, and ways to put the legal plans into place. You will be able to:

*understand the importance of advance planning
*identify the steps to getting legal and future care plans put into place
*recognize common investment scams
*notice red flags of investment fraud
*research securities brokers or investment advisors


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, September 28, 10:30-11:30 AM
Corley Center at Clemson Downs, 500 Clemson Loop, Clemson 
To RSVP or learn more, contact Tanya Carter at 1-800-272-3900 or
tcarter@alz.org.  


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.

Wednesday, September 28, 12:30 PM
Kimbel's Restaurant at Wachesaw Plantation
1930 Governors Landing Road, Murrells Inlet
Hosted by Kathleen Coppola, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Lunch provided. Please RSVP to Karen Large by 9/21 (843) 237-4875

Thursday, September 29, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 
Please RSVP by 9/28 to Jamie Guay, Program Director: 800-272-3900 or
jguay@alz.org


 Your Health, a free education conference especially for the African American community!

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Beaufort
Learn more & RSVP

Growing evidence suggests that African Americans may be at higher risk to develop Alzheimer’s and stroke-related dementia due to higher incidence of developing vascular disease (including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol). Come learn about how heart health impacts brain health, healthy aging and more!


The Basics 
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.  

Wednesday, October 5, 6:00-7:00 PM
Union Baptist Church ,1195 Hands Mill Way, Rock Hill  
RSVP to  Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
+ Hospital Discharge Planning: Transitioning Home/Road to Recovery

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. You'll also learn from Valerie Gonzalez with the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments about successful transitions home after hospitalization.

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00-3:00 PM
North Myrtle Beach Library 910 1st Ave, South North Myrtle Beach
RSVP by 10/4 to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516.


Brain EmPower
We all have questions. Get answers & make an impact!
Presented in partnership with SC DHEC.

Friday, October 7  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Leatherman Senior Center, 600 Senior Way, Florence, SC
Click here to RSVP or call 800-272-3900.


FREE program includes:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Light refreshments

Offered in multiple counties -- click here for dates and locations.


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, October 12, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
RSVP by 10/11 toJamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or 
jguay@alz.org

 


Brain EmPower
We all have questions. Get answers & make an impact!
Presented in partnership with SC DHEC.

Friday, October 14  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Bunnelle Center, 8263 B Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC
Click to RSVP online or call 800-272-3900.


FREE program includes:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Light refreshments

Offered in multiple counties -- click here for dates and locations.


Protecting Your Tomorrow: Legal & Financial Plans
Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-3:00 PM

Palmetto Health Tuomey, 129 N. Washington St, Sumter
Please RSVP by 10/17 to Elizabeth Brantley at 803-509-7353 or ebrantley@alz.org

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Office of the SC Attorney General in this collaboration of advanced legal planning for your future and how to recognize common investment scams. Speakers will feature Taylor Faw, Assistant Attorney General; Anna Rushton, Outreach Coordinator Securities Division; and Elizabeth Brantley, Alzheimer’s Association  Program Director.

This program is designed to help people understand the legal issues that may impact them, how to make legal decisions, and ways to put the legal plans into place. You will be able to:

*understand the importance of advance planning
*identify the steps to getting legal and future care plans put into place
*recognize common investment scams
*notice red flags of investment fraud
*research securities brokers or investment advisors


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2-4 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/17 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or
ctisdale@alz.org

Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd, Ste. 130, Charleston 
Seating limited; light refreshments provided. Please RSVP by 10/18 to Cawana Tisdale at 843-571-2641 or
ctisdale@alz.org


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
+ Hospital Discharge Planning: Transitioning Home/Road to Recovery

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. You'll also learn from Valerie Gonzalez with the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments about successful transitions home after hospitalization.

Friday, October 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Kingstree Library, 215 N Jackson St, Kingstree
RSVP by 10/19 to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org


Brain EmPower
We all have questions. Get answers & make an impact!
Presented in partnership with SC DHEC.

Friday, October 21 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Appalachian Council of Governments
30 Century Circle, Greenville, SC
Online sign-up coming soon! Call 800-272-3900 to RSVP.

FREE program includes:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Light refreshments

Offered in multiple counties -- click here for dates and locations.


Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. There will be an attorney from Burroughs Elijiah to speak about elder care issues, including wills, trusts, Medicaid, VA benefits, and Healthcare Power of Attorney.

Tuesday, October 25, 10:00-11:30 AM
Greenville  Chamber of Commerce, 24 Cleveland St, Greenville 
For more information, contact Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or
jguay@alz.org


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, October 27, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Edward Jones, 1605 Locust Hill Rd, Suite 104, Greer
Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to Libby at 864-848-9148.  


Brain EmPower
We all have questions. Get answers & make an impact!
Presented in partnership with SC DHEC.

Friday, October 28  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CC Woodson Community Center, 210 Bomar Ave. Spartanburg, SC
Click here to RSVP or call 800-272-3900.


Friday, October 28 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Richland Library North Main, Large Meeting Room
5306 N Main St, Columbia, SC
Click here to RSVP or call 800-272-3900.

FREE program includes:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Light refreshments

Offered in multiple counties -- click here for dates and locations.


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, November 1, 5:00-6:00 PM
Middle Tyger Library, 170 Groce Rd, Lyman 
Please RSVP to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


Caring for the Family Caregiver
FREE Caregiver Wellness & Info Expo

Friday, November 4, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Royal Family Life Center
4750 Abraham St (off of Montague Ave)

November is National Caregivers Month! If you are helping to provide care for a family member with any health condition, join us for practical tips to take care of yourself too!  Expo activities include:

Healthy snacks throughout the day
Education sessions on: Healthy Living, Dental Health, Financial & Legal Planning
Line Dancing, Yoga & Zumba
Door Prizes & Fresh Produce Takeaway

For more information on this upcoming Charleston area event, please call 843-571-2641.


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.

Tuesday, November 8, 5:00-6:00 PM
Middle Tyger Library, 170 Groce Rd, Lyman 
Please RSVP to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors 
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.  

Wednesday, November 9, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
RSVP by 11/8 to Jamie Guay, Program Director at 864-250-0029 or
jguay@alz.org


Brain EmPower
We all have questions. Get answers & make an impact!
Presented in partnership with SC DHEC.

Friday, November 11 | 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 
3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg
Call to RSVP: 800-272-3900. Online sign-up coming soon! 

 

FREE program includes:
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Light refreshments

Offered in multiple counties -- click here for dates and locations.


Caregiving Through the Holidays
+ Hospital Discharge Planning: Transitioning Home/Road to Recovery

Join Natalie Bankowski of the Alzheimer's Association and Valerie Gonzalez with the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments to explore these important and timely topics! Offered at two dates & locations.

Monday, November 14, 1:00-3:00 PM 
Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach 
Please RSVP by 11/12 to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org

Tuesday, November 29, 1:00-3:00 PM
The Bunnelle Center, 8263B Ocean Highway. Pawleys Island
Please RSVP by 11/27 to Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516 or nbankowski@alz.org


Effective Communications 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, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Thursday, November 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Buncombe Street United Methodist Church 
200 Buncombe Street, Greenville 
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by 11/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.


Alzheimer's Association Caregiver's Conference

Friday, November 18, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Brookland Banquet and Conference Center
1054 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia.

In celebration of National Caregiver’s Month, the Alzheimer's Association will host a FREE caregiver’s conference to provide education, resources and support especially for our family caregivers and direct care workers. Program topics will include:

  • Basics of dementia
  • Resources for caregivers
  • Take-home tips for better communication & managing behaviors
  • Ways to manage caregiver stress
  • Late-stage care-Hospice 101

There is no cost to attend, but registration required by November 14.  To register, call 800-272-3900. Online registration coming soon!


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. 

Wednesday, December 14, 3:00-4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Office, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
RSVP by 12/13 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director, at 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org
 


 

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