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Upcoming Gay and Gray Events

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SAGE Table Comes to Greensboro

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Caregiver Expo This Saturday

Well-Spring Solutions Offers Free Memory Screenings

A Memory Screening is a simple and safe “healthy brain check-up” that tests memory and other thinking skills. It’s like many other routine health check-ups. It’s a simple, non-invasive test designed to gauge memory, thinking and language skills. Screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, are administered by qualified healthcare professionals and last only about 10 minutes.

While a screening result is not a diagnosis, scoring below the normal threshold can signal whether an individual should seek a thorough evaluation from his or her physician.

FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS

• WHEN: September 17, 18 and 19 between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

• WHERE: The Memory Care Center, 2701 Henry St. in Greensboro

• REGISTRATION: Space is limited, and a screening appointment must be made in advance. To schedule your Memory Screening, please call (336) 274-3559 on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please Note: The screenings are open to the Community and are for individuals who have not already received a formal Dementia diagnosis.

 

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Well-Spring Solutions Caregiver Support

Ask CATHI: Planning for an Emergency

In an effort to continually assist caregivers in their search for pertinent information regarding eldercare, our Family Caregiver Support Coordinator addresses topics of most frequently asked questions via Caregiver’s Answers, Topics and Helpful Information (CATHI). Additionally, caregivers are also invited to e-mail individual questions to the Family Caregiver Support

 

If you are caring for a loved one, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, or crawling out a window, especially if your loved one has mobility challenges and physical issues. Not only do you have to consider how you yourself will get out of the house during an emergency, but how will your loved one be able to get out. It is also critical if you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, who impairments in memory and reasoning severely limited their ability to act appropriately in a crisis. There are just a few questions that a caregiver will need to consider in order to arrive at a much-needed safety plan for their loved one.

Once you have created a safety plan, it is important to rehearse the plan with you and your loved one, making sure that there are no other problems that arise during an emergency. You should share the plan with other family members once it is finalized, who may not live with you, as well as neighbors, friends, and any other personal care attendants that may be part of the in-home caregiving team. By doing this, it will allow people other than the caregiver to know here to locate the individual in a timely manner and assist with anything they may need in that moment, should their caregiver not be able to do so.

When you begin to create your in-home, emergency preparedness plan, a good resource to be in contact with is your local chapter of the Red Cross. They can tell what kind of natural disasters occur in your area, how to prepare for each, and how you will be warned of those emergencies. Also, many communities extend special assistance to those who have mobility problems by registering those people with a local fire department or emergency management office. Professional help will then be administered quickly and with priority in an emergency to people with physical limitations and mobility challenges.

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Upcoming Activities at Smith ACTIVE ADULT Center

Attached is the Sept-Oct Smith Sentinel Newsletter for Smith ACTIVE ADULT Center.  We officially become an Active Adult Center September 1!

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Open House and Holistic Health & Wellness Fair (cover)
  • September & October activities (page 2)
  • “Booked for Lunch” Reading List (page 2)
  • Water Aerobics classes (page 3)
  • Attractions Coupon Books for 2019-20 (page 4)
  • Bus Trips and Outings (page 14)
  • Hiking Club begins September 4 (page 15)
  • Writing Class (page 15)
  • Pickleball Clinics (page 16)
  • Fall Tournaments (page 16)

If you haven’t completed our annual satisfaction survey yet, the online survey is open until September 30.  Click here for the survey.  Paper copies of the survey are available at the center’s front desk until September 17.