Local groups offer free Alzheimer’s information event

June 12, 2015

By Jill A. Gilmer Special to the Milwaukee Times

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute will present an educational forum entitled Addressing Dementia as a Family Affair, Block by Block. This educational program will help to break the silence surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by offering informational presentations about the disease and the array of resources and services available in the Milwaukee area to patients, families and caregivers. A series of workshop-style informational presentations will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:20 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the COS building in Lapham Park, 650 W. Reservoir Avenue in Milwaukee. There will also be free health and memory screenings, resource tables by local organizations and a performance by the Amazing Grace Chorus. A catered lunch will be served from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., a block walk through the Lapham Park, Carver Park and surrounding neighborhoods will take place. Admission is free, but registration is required, as space is limited. To register, please contact Ramona Williams at (414) 289-5866. Registration ends on June 18, 2015. Free parking will be available. The event is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Milwaukee Chapters; the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute in the UWM School of Medicine and Public Health; the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, the Social Development Commission and the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, please contact Ramona Williams, event coordinator, at (414) 289-5866.