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Free Seminar on Prostate Cancer

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford 1601 Parkview Ave. Rockford, IL 61107
Please join Dr. Sreenivasappa for a free community seminar on prostate cancer on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 1601 Parkview Avenue at 5:30 pm in A254. Please RSVP to jahutch3@uic.edu.

Julia Hutchcroft - 815.395.5649


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Woodstock Library, 414 W. Judd St, Woodstock, Il 60098
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lorita Ooyen
815-484-1300



Understanding and Respondng to Dementia-Related Behavior

Woodstock Library,414 W Judd St. Woodstock, IL 60098
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lorita Ooyen
815-484-1300



Friday Food Facts: Be Your Own Diet Detective

Cherry Valley Library, 755 E. State Street, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Join Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, for the third part of her three-part nutrition series.

Part 3: Be Your Own Diet Detective:
Are you overwhelmed by all of the nutrition information surrounding you? Much of the information we see and hear today can be confusing and contradicting. We'll show you how to judge the reliability of nutrition advice and make better decision for your health.

This program is FREE and will be held at the Cherry Valley Library. To register for this program, please call Cherry Valley Library at 815-332-5161. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.

1:00pm


Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Friday Food Facts: Dining Out Without Filling Out

Cherry Valley Library, 755 E. State Street, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Join Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, for part two of her three-part nutrition series.

Part 2: Dining Out Without Filling Out:
What's your "usual?" You may be getting more fat, sodium, and calories than you bargained for. Learn how to spot sources of extra calories and find healthier menu items. Learn how to modify your favorites and fit restaurant dining into your healthy eating plan.

This program is FREE and will be held at the Cherry Valley Library. To register, please call Cherry Valley Library at 815-332-5161. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.

1:00pm

Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Friday Food Facts: A Healthy Lifestyle that Lasts

Cherry Valley Library, 755 E. State Street, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Join Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, for a three-part series on Fridays to learn about making healthy lifestyle changes that last while eating at home or eating out. Learn how to determine which nutrition information is reliable and begin taking charge of your life. All three presentations will be held at Cherry Valley Library.

Part 1: A Healthy Lifestyle that Lasts
Just starting out with a healthier lifestyle? Get updated on the latest dietary recommendations and how to make small changes over time. Learn how to arm yourself with the skills you need and find out the best behavioral strategies for making lasting changes in your health.

This is a FREE program. To register, please call the Cherry Valley Library at 815-332-5151. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.

1:00pm

Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matter

Woodstock, IL
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as normal age-related memory changes. Attend this program to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held misconceptions about Alzheimer’s. Hear from people who have the disease, find out how to recognize the warning signs in yourself and others, and learn why early detection matters.
This program is 1.5 hours, which includes time for questions and answers.

If you have any questions, please give me a call at 815-484-1300 or email to looyen@alz.org

Thank you,



815-484-1300
Alzheimer's Association
Lorita Ooyen



Meals for a Healthy Heart

University of Illinois Extension Ogle County 421 W. Pines Rd. Oregon, IL
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 23
University of Illinois Extension Ogle County
421 W. Pines Rd.
Oregon, IL

At each session, participants will receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods to meet their dietary needs, and learn about heart healthy eating and physical activity to better care for their health. The fee for the 2-session program is $15 per person. Pre-registration is preferred by February 11, 2016.


For more information call the Ogle County Extension office at 815.732.2191.





The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

NorthPointe Wellness 5605 E Rockton Ave Roscoe IL 61073
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more

Lorita Ooyen
Alzheimer's Association
815-484-1300



Living with Alzheimer's: For Late Stage Caregivers

Senior Services 110 West Woodstock Crystal Lake, il
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers need to discover new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll learn from other caregivers and professionals about helpful resources, how to best monitor care, and how to meaningfully connect with a person with late-stage Alzheimer’s.

Lorita Ooyen
815-484-1300



Living with Alzheimer's: For Middle Stage Caregivers

Lincolnshire Place 6617 Broadcast Parkway Loves Park, IL 61111
In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, care partners become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this three-part series to learn helpful strategies to help you provide safe, effective and comfortable care for those who are in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lorita Ooyen
Alzheimer's Association
815-484-1300



The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Willowcrest Nursing Pavillion, 515 N. Main St, Sandwich, IL 60548 Call for time
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on diagnosis risk factors, disease stages, treatment options, and much more.

Lorita Ooyen
815-484-1300



Diabetes Prevention Event

Stateline YMCA 1865 Riverside Drive Beloit, WI
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Stateline YMCA
1865 Riverside Drive
Beloit, WI

Free blood glucose screenings, refreshments and giveaways.
Walk-ins are welcome, registration is recommended.


608-365-2261