World Alzheimer day marked on Sept. 21

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

To mark World Alzheimer's Day on Septem­ber 21, the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of the East­ern Town­ships (SAE) is or­ga­niz­ing three pub­lic in­for­ma­tive and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties about Alzheimer's disease and its con­se­quences. An in­for­ma­tion booth at the Car­refour de l'estrie, a lec­ture by Dr. Guy La­combe, and a visit to the fa­cil­i­ties of the Le Colibri ac­tiv­i­ties and heal­ing cen­ter are on the agenda.

At 1 p.m., passers-by will have the op­por­tu­nity to stop at the SAE'S kiosk in front of the La Baie store, in the cen­tral mall of Car­refour de l'estrie. Dur­ing this ac­tiv­ity, cof­fee will be dis­trib­uted free of charge to pro­vide a per­fect time for them to talk to a CAS con­sul­tant and learn more about the many ser­vices avail­able to care­givers and peo­ple with Alzheimer's disease.

From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, the Colibri Recre­ation Cen­ter will open its doors to cel­e­brate its first an­niver­sary in ser­vice. The cen­ter's co­or­di­na­tor, Myrja La­marche, will wel­come vis­i­tors, show them the fa­cil­i­ties, and pro­vide all the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion about its vi­tal ser­vice. The cen­ter wel­comes peo­ple with Alzheimer's disease three times a week on Tues­days, Wed­nes­days and Thurs­days and al­lows them to par­tic­i­pate in chal­leng­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in a pleas­ant, safe and warm en­vi­ron­ment. Those in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing this venue can visit 740 Galt Street West, Suite 113.

Fi­nally, at 6:30 pm, the CAS will of­fer the Alzheimer's A to Z, a must for any­one want­ing to know more about Alzheimer's. Dr. Guy La­combe, a CIUSSSCHUS geri­a­tri­cian and full pro­fes­sor in the Fac­ulty of Medicine and Health Sci­ences, will de­liver a state-of-the-art pre­sen­ta­tion of the disease:, its na­ture, symp­toms, di­ag­no­sis, and treat­ments. The con­fer­ence will be held at the Jean­byrns room in An­dré-viger Park, lo­cated at 3275 Richard Street in Sher­brooke. CAS mem­bers can at­tend for free, and the cost is $10 for non-mem­bers.

The Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Estrie is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that po­si­tions it­self as a key player in the re­gion for ac­com­pa­ny­ing peo­ple with Alzheimer's disease or re­lated ill­nesses and their loved ones. It is the gate­way to a wide range of ser­vices of­fered by a team that is united and driven by the same mis­sion and ap­proach. Through its var­i­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tions and im­pli­ca­tions on the ter­ri­tory of the Estrie re­gion, it in­flu­ences and col­lab­o­rates with the com­mu­ni­ties in­volved in or­der to im­prove the well­be­ing and qual­ity of life of those af­fected and the fam­i­lies con­cerned.

For prac­ti­cal tips on how to sup­port peo­ple with can­cer, visit www.alzheimer­e­strie.com or call us at 819 821-5127.

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