In 2018, Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Alabama House Bill 427 which includes the requirement “local law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel complete first responder training for missing persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia…” The West Alabama Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering Dementia Friendly Training to law enforcement agencies and first responders in the West Alabama area free of charge.Read More
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It’s been accused of causing tears, feelings of overwhelming anxiety and confusion. The silver-lining to all this dizzying information is that you don’t have to navigate it alone.
The West Alabama Area Agency on Aging provides a Medicare Counseling program through the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP).
Growing older doesn’t have to mean stopping your work. The National Council On Aging states that 88% of participants reported the same or even better physical health while they were employed and 72% reported a better outlook on life while working.Read More
“Compared with their peers, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction and life satisfaction…” according to the National Council on Aging who has named September “Senior Center Month”. In addition to a nutritious meal and friendly game of Bingo, participants at the center can partake in a variety of other interests including, but never limited to, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, field trips, crafting and more.Read More
Rev. William Hughes enlisted in the Army after Pearl Harbor was attacked. He served in France and Africa with the 28th Quartermasters on a trucking convoy. He played Dominoes and card games during his deployment and continues to stay 100 years young playing Dominoes daily at the Southside Senior Center!Read More
Truman Burkhalter volunteers at the Carrollton Senior Center. Each day, since retiring, he has set his alarm to wake at 6 a.m. to be able to be there for the other seniors attending the center. “I enjoy it because I love them so much. I’d do anything for them. I enjoy what I do” Burkhalter said.Read More