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Alzheimer’s programming set in September

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The Silver Sage center will host an informative program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association each Wednesday in September at 12:45 p.m. in the center’s dining room.

Each session will cover a new topic, including Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Healthy Living for your Brain and Body and Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior.

The Alzheimer’s Association will provide handouts, resources to contact if help is needed, as well as answer questions concerning this disease.

The program was offered several years ago and was well attended by caregivers and family members of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia, Silver Sage officials said.

Please call Amy Dee Hawley at 830-796-4969 to reserve a place for the courses.

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based health screening services, will offer a preventive health event at the Silver Sage on Sept. 26, officials said.

Screenings will be available that search for potential health problems related to blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; and atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, which is closely tied to stroke risk.

Bone density screening for men and women also will be available.

The cost of the screening starts at $149, or $139 with a Life Line member discount.

There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129. That can be completed by calling toll-free 1-888-653-6441, visiting http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or texting the word “circle” to 797979.

Amy Dee Hawley is the activities and events coordinator at the Silver Sage.