World Alzheimer day marked on Sept. 21
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.
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