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Safety preparedness open house at Alzheimer's Association

by jmaloni


Mon, Oct 7th 2013 11:50 am

Special focus on preventing wandering

The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is hosting an open house to address safety concerns, including preventing wandering by individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia.

The reception, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, "will provide a venue for caregivers, family members, those living with the disease, professionals, and the general public to collect information and enroll in various programs and services related to wandering prevention and general safety preparedness," said Andrew Wilton, the chapter's director of outreach initiatives.

Topics to be covered by the materials will include:

  • Wandering
  • Medical and personal identification
  • Home safety
  • Driving decisions
  • Disaster and general safety preparedness

On-site enrollment will be offered for these programs:

  • MedicAlert + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return
  • Safety ID Program - Free & Accepted Masons of NY

The open house will take place in the local chapter office at 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, in Williamsville. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 during normal business hours.

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