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Alzheimer's Training, Driver Safety Refresher Available



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Alzheimer’s Training, Driver Safety Refresher Available

SOUTHBURY — A four-part Alzheimer’s Association Training Program for Caregivers is being offered at the Jewish Federation, 444 Main Street North. The program is for people caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and takes place on four Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1 to 3 pm.

This initial training on May 7 features Daniel Wollman, MD, PhD, medical director of the Lutheran Home of Southbury and an executive board member for the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter. Dr Wollman will present an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and current research.

The three subsequent trainings include Communication and Behavior Techniques, Family Dynamics and Community Resources, and Legal and Financial Issues.

To register for this four-part caregivers’ course, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-356-5502.

In other Federation news, an AARP Driver Safety Course is being offered by Brownstein Jewish Family Service on Mondays, May 11 and 18, from 9 am until 1 pm at the Federation.

In Connecticut, individuals over age 60 qualify for an insurance discount of at least five percent. Many insurance companies give larger discounts, so participants should check with their agent.

There are no physical, written, or on-the-road driving tests and no reports to government agencies, health insurers, or physicians. Participants are encouraged to register early, as class size is limited.

The fee for the two day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Checks should be made out to AARP.

For more information and to register for the Driver Safety Course, call 267-3177, extension 105.

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