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April 2021 Alzheimer’s News

April 2021 Alzheimer’s News With the two recent federal guideline announcements easing restrictions for nursing home visits and giving the greenlight to certain in-person activities for fully-vaccinated individuals, many families will soon be visiting older relatives they haven’t seen in months or even a whole year. Here are some tips for visiting a loved one…

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5/1 – Social Justice Symposium

Virtual zoom symposium sponsored by Peace UCC and Eden Seminary.This event is free but register at the website provided within the flyer (click on the flyer) so you will receive a link.

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Alzheimer’s News

Alzheimer’s News The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021. Seventy-two percent are age 75 or older. • One in 9 people age 65…

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Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue NEW Book

Please join us on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, as we begin a new book by Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood. Are you new to book groups or new to Parkway? We’d love to have you. Brew a cup of tea and join us. Sue Moellering will facilitate the discussion…

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7/11 – “The Twists and Turns of the Law of Divorce in Missouri” by Judge Tom Frawley.

Someone once observed that divorce is the death of a dream you thought was going to last. It is never easy when a marriage ends. It’s often a miserable blend of grief and what many view as the harsh reality of the law. You may be called upon as a friend or family member to…

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Alzheimer’s News February 2021

As reported in the Wall Street Journal; Experimental Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, from Eli Lilly & Co. helped patients in a small trial. It slowed the decline in memory and ability to perform activities of daily living by 32% after 18months of use in people with mild stage Alzheimer’s. Researchers were targeting amyloid that accumulates in…

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Gateway ONA Convocation

Saturday, March 6 | 9:00am-3:00pm | via Zoom Welcome! 2021 marks the 10th Annual Open and Affirming Convocation. Like so many other events, this year’s Convocation will be different from in the past, pivoting to an on-line Zoom event. Hosted by: Gateway Open & Affirming – St. Louis Heartland Open & Affirming Coalitions – Kansas…

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Letter to US Leaders

FEBRUARY 1, 2021 Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Members of the 117th Congress, I am an African American woman and proud resident of the state of Georgia! By now, the first Jewish man, Jon Ossoff, and the first African American man, Ralph Warnock, elected from Georgia to the U.S. Senate have taken their…

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Read about Missouri’s own WWII Fighter Pilot Ace – Raymond Littge (Great-uncle of Greg Schmelig)

READ: Absolutely Fearless: The Life of Raymond H. Littge, Missouri’s Top Scoring WWII Fighter Pilot Ace A biography based on research materials, military records, interviews with family members, and the diaries of his sister, Altheda Littge Schmelig (Grandmother of Greg Schmelig). The 352nd Fighter Group, known as the Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney, was one…

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Covid Vaccine

Here is a short summary of my understanding of getting the Covid vaccine in Missouri: Right now people 65 and older and other groups in tier 1 are eligible to get the vaccine. A Missouri resident can go anywhere in the state to get their vaccine; there is no county requirement. You need to get…

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