October 27, 2014
7:00 PMAlzheimer’s Support GroupThis group offers support to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia including education, group discussions and small groups for individualized needs.

When: 4th Monday of each month
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Cost: FREE
Where: Meeting room #1 at Placentia Linda Hospital
October 30, 2014
2:30 PMAre You Stressed?

Kari Walker with the Alzheimer’s Association will be discussing the following topics:

- The chronic effects of stress on the mind and the body
- Importance of stress reduction
- Steps to reduce stress, “even when you are time constrained”

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