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New monthly respite programs in Gasport, Lewiston provides social activities for those living with dementia

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Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:30 am
The Alzheimer's Association of Western New York is overseeing two new monthly social respite programs in Niagara County. These community social programs are set to provide a safe environment for those with dementia to socialize and engage in meaningful activities, while allowing their care partners time to refresh and tend to their own health and other commitments.
In Gasport, the social respite will be offered the second Wednesday of every month at Hartland United Methodist Church at 8107 Ridge Road from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register for this respite, call 716-772-2376.
A community social respite is also offered in Lewiston at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 400 Ridge St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Wayne Knockel at 716-880-0461 for additional information and to register.
There are no residency requirements for these programs, which are free to attend, but registration is required. To learn more about community respite and other programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association, call 1-800-272-3900.
About the Alzheimer's Association WNY
The Alzheimer's Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization for care, support and research of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The elimination of the disease through advancements in research, providing and enhancing care and support for all impacted, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health define the organization's mission.
The WNY Chapter is located at 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, in Williamsville. It offers a 24/7 helpline for services and support at 1-800-272-3900. The association also offers online resources, including secure sites for caregivers, training for professional care partners and information about local support services at www.alz.org/WNY.

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