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Rock River area upcoming programming
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Rock River Area Upcoming Education Programs

October 20, 2015
Know the 10 Signs
5:30-7 p.m.
Rock River Office
93 S. Hennepin
Dixon, IL

Cost: $5 material charge per person

Are you unable to attend our face to face family education programs?  Consider enrolling in our e-learning programs on our website at There is no cost associated with enrolling in these classes and they are available 24/7. Create a user id and password and you’re on your way to learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Call Nancy Sweitzer, Program Director at 1.800.272.3900 if you have questions.


Interested in starting a support group or helping facilitate an existing group?  Contact Lisa Biernat at 1.800.272.3900 for more details.

The Central Illinois Chapter will be working in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging, both within our chapter area, to help make Illinois a “Dementia Capable” state. The role of the Alzheimer’s Association is to offer a six week specialized series to better equip family caregivers with caring for the needs of their loved ones in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a 12 hour evidence based program. Participants will gain:

  • Personal knowledge, skills and caregiving perspective
  • Skills to assess abilities of your loved one
  • Confidence to set and later caregiving goals
  • Strategies to manage activities of daily living
  • Understanding of disease progression
  • Ability to build a healthcare partnership with a professional caregiver.

Maximum class size is 12. Call 800.272.3900 to enroll in a Savvy Caregiver program near you.

Candlelight Services in Dixon, Quincy and Peoria

Candlelight Services hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association – Central IL Chapter will be held in November 2015 in Dixon, Peoria, and Quincy.  The Candlelight Service serves as a tribute to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who have passed away and lifts up those still on the journey. Post card reminders will be distributed in October – with specific times and locations of each service.

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