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Dementia information sessions to be offered in the spring at ACOFA

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. What should an individual and their caregiver expect after receiving the diagnosis and as the disease progresses? How can one be prepared?

The Adams County Office for Aging, Inc. (ACOFA) is offering a cost-free 4-week program for the individual living with the disease and their care partner. The information sessions are designed to aid families for the road ahead, to learn about different supports in the community, and to help the individual and their family understand that they can have Dementia and still have a good quality of life.

The program will take place on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m. It is scheduled to start on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Adams County Office for Aging, Inc., located at 318 W Middle Street in Gettysburg. Participants are asked to commit to attending all four weeks of the program. Registration is required. There will be limited seating and this cost-free program is expected to “sell out.” At the time of registration, there will be a pre-screening process for those living with the disease to determine if the program would be beneficial for them. Caregivers are also welcome to attend alone if they feel the program would not be suitable for their loved one.

To register or for more information, please contact Lynn Deardorff at 717-334-9296 or you may email her at ldeardof@acofa.org. Lynn is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Dementia Friends Champion, & caregiver support group facilitator. She brings to the table years of experience of working with families whose lives have been touched by Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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