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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!                                                 


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. 

Tuesday, January 17, 12:00- 1:00 PM (Lunch provided)
Williams Chapel AME Church 
1198 Glover St, Orangeburg 
Please RSVP by 1/16 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org

Wednesday, January 18, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Precious Blood of Christ Church 
1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island 
To learn more, contact Natalie Bankowski at 843-213-1516.  

Friday, January 27, 10:00-11:00 AM
Richland North Main Library 
5306 North Main St, Columbia
Please RSVP by 1/26 to Elizabeth Brantley at 800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org.

Wednesday, January 25, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association - Spartanburg Office
901 S. Pine St, Spartanburg 
Please RSVP by 1/24 to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998  or dburgess@alz.org


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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2:00-3:00 PM
Mary Black Hospital- Hugh R. Black Pavilion Conference Center
1650 Skylyn Dr. Spartanburg
Please RSVP by 1/17 to Dori Burgess, Program Director:  864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org.

Thursday, January 19, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 29650   
RSVP by 1/18 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org

Tuesday, January 31, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Bethlehem Center 
397 Highland Ave, Spartanburg 
Please RSVP by 1/30 to Dori Burgess at 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


Faith Leaders Conference on Alzheimer's
Practical ways for faith leaders to connect with families affected by dementia.
Featuring Bishop Kenneth Carder as the Keynote Speaker.

Friday, January 20, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Spartanburg Methodist College- Buchhiet Boardroom 
1000 Powell Mill Rd, Spartanburg

A light breakfast will be served. 0.5 CEU credits will be offered. Download brochure for full details.

Free to attend, but RSVP is required by 1/16 to Dori Burgess, Program Director: 864-542-9998 or dburgess@alz.org


SPECIAL EVENT: "Memories of the Game" at Centre Stage

Join us for the WORLD PREMIER of "Memories of the Game," part of the Centre Stage Fringe Series. The mind fades, but families don't forget. This play centers on the McIntosh household, an African-American family of four, who must struggle with the father's progressing Alzheimer's disease, while grappling with their own demons and strained family dynamics. There will be a cash bar with your local Alzheimer's Association representatives as guest bartenders and ALL proceeds from the tips will go to the Alzheimer's Association. There will be a "Talk-Back" Session afterwards with the cast and Alzheimer's Association staff.

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00-10:00 PM
Centre Stage, 501 River St, Greenville 
$10 or $15 tickets are available from the Centre Stage Box Office (864-233-6733).  

Free Parking at First Citizens Bank Upper Deck after 6:00 PM at 325 W. McBee Ave.
Free Parking at AGFA Front Parking Lot after 6:00 PM at 10 Academy St.
Paid parking available at numerous lots close by.  


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.

Wednesday, February 8, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 2/7 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org

Friday, February 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Richland North Main Library 
5306 North Main St, Columbia 
Please RSVP by 2/16 to Elizabeth Brantley at 1-800-272-3900 or ebrantley@alz.org

Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Lexington County Main Library 
5440 Augusta Road, Lexington 
Please RSVP by 2/20 to Sheila Lewis at 800-272-3900 or slewis@alz.org


Free conference: Your Health - Beaufort

Friday, February 24, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Technical College of the Lowcountry
921 Ribaut Rd Beaufort, SC 29902-5441

Your Health is a free education conference on heart & brain health offered especially for the African-American community. Lunch provided, but seating is limited. Registration required by Tuesday , February 21, 2017. Call 800-272-3900 2 weeks ahead to request caregiving assistance to attend. Download flyer for full details.

Click here to register online, or call 800-272-3900.


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.

Wednesday, March 8, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 3/7 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


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.

Thursday, March 23, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 29650   
RSVP by 3/22 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@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, April 12, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimers' Association - Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 5/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@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 delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Wednesday, May 17, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimers' Association - Greenville Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville
Please RSVP by 5/16 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org


The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
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.

Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-8:00 PM
Covenant United Methodist Church 
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer 29650   
RSVP by 6/12 to 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. 

Wednesday, June 14, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Alzheimers' Association - Greenville Office 
301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville 
Please RSVP by 6/13 to Jamie A. Guay, CDP, Program Director: 864-250-0029 or jguay@alz.org.


 

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