Dementia Friendly Training Now Available in West Alabama

Dementia Friendly Training Now Available in West Alabama

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.

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Senior Activity Centers - More than Food and Games

Senior Activity Centers - More than Food and Games

“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.

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Local Centennial World War II Veteran: Rev. William Hughes

Local Centennial World War II Veteran: Rev. William Hughes

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!

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