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Memory Mobile stops at Senior Center Feb. 27

February 27, 2019
By MEGHAN BRADBURY (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Mobile will make a stop at the Lehigh Acres Senior Center today, providing information for the community.

Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Program Manager Emily Reese said the Memory Mobile is a 34 foot RV that is outfitted as an office on wheels.

"Through it we were able to expand our services deep in the community where people are," she said.

The Memory Mobile will make a stop at the Lehigh Senior Center, 219 Plaza Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Two mini educational sessions "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body," will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Both sessions will last for about an hour and require registration by calling the Senior Center at (239) 369-5355.

"This program provides information, a broad view of research in areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement," Reese said, adding that those are all life factors that many reduce the risk of developing dementia. "We are providing hands-on tools for those participating to help them incorporate that information and apply it into their current life."

In between the two sessions, the Memory Mobile will offer information for caregivers, as well as members for the public who are seeking information to understand Alzheimer's disease and the warning sings.

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Reese said she really encourages caregivers to stop by with their questions, issues and concerns. She said there are other services available in the area that will continue to support them.

"We are offering appointments, but an appointment is not necessary," she said. "It helps people from not waiting if they have a specific need."

The Memory Mobile has been a significant resource to the chapter, due to the RV traveling to a 16 county area in the Gulf Coast Chapter.

"Information is so powerful. This disease, just the thought of it, I think scares a lot of people. Having information can be empowering, especially when we are learning more about possible risk reduction through lifestyle strategy," she said. "It really makes an impact."

 
 

 

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