Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Alzheimer’s Association to Present a Program on Creating Meaningful Activities


The Alzheimer's Association - Central Illinois Chapter will present, “Beyond Bingo: Creating Meaningful Activities,” a program for caregivers on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., at the Chapter Office, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria.

Beyond Bingo is designed to provide family caregivers with creative ways to maintain meaningful activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and prevent or minimize specific behaviors caused by inactivity.  Information on making a Life Story book and a diversion kit will be available.

Co-funded by Central Illinois Agency on Aging, the program is open to the public and registration is required. Materials fee is $5 per person or $10 per family.

For more information or to register, call the Chapter office at 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter is a donor supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central and west central Illinois. Its three office locations - Peoria, Quincy, and Dixon - are committed to providing educational and supportive services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers understand and deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. Disease, caregiver and support information can be found by visiting the agency’s website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.