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April 2023 Alzheimer’s News

Researchers have developed a new omega-3 fatty acid that could potentially stave off visual declines in Alzheimer’s patients, according to a new study recently published, though there is still no cure for the debilitating disease, which affects nearly 6 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, developed an omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic…

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3/26 – Return to Vietnam

Two Parkway Church Veterans Recount Their Experiences During the War and Decades later, when they Returned by John Russell and Roger Fauss People who opposed American involvement in the Vietnam War tended to blame American troops for the tragic situation in Vietnam, instead of blaming the government leaders who had sent them there. By the…

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Zero Waste

“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” – Anne-Marie Bonneau Zero Waste 101: Everything You Need to Know Quick Key Facts Zero waste dates back to the 1970s when the term was coined by chemist Paul Palmer. Today, zero waste includes the 5…

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February 2023 Alzheimer’s News

A recent U.S. study of nearly two million people 65 and older, split evenly between those who had received a flu vaccination at least once in their lifetime and those who had not, showed that those who had received the vaccination were 40% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than those who had not…

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2-21 Webinar by Interfaith Power and Light and UCC

Join the Interfaith Power & Light, the United Church of Christ, and other faith partners in learning about benchmarking your facilities’ energy use, so that your congregation can cut energy costs and care for creation. This is the first step in planning to take advantage of federal funding now available to faith communities. Presenters include:…

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Support Sustainability—Heating Costs Are Rising: Tips to Lower Your Bill and Carbon Footprint

This winter, Americans are projected to pay the highest price in a decade to heat their homes. A recent study by The National Energy Assistance Directors Association estimates that the average U.S. household will pay 17.2% more for heating costs — $177 more on average — compared to last year, which already saw record-breaking prices. A combination…

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Jan 2023 Alzheimer’s News

January 2023 Alzheimer’s News From presentations at the 15th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Congress Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in San Francisco. There is promising news about the use of C2N Diagnostic’s Precivity AD and Precivity AD2 Blood Tests as Blood-Based biomarkers in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. New research shows that neurologists and memory…

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue New Book January 10

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 6:00pm potluck | 7:00pm book discussion | Heritage Rm Please join us for our next TED session when we discuss the first half of the novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. It is a beautifully written story and incredibly funny about the importance of friendship and social…

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December 2022 Alzheimer’s News

December 2022 Alzheimer’s News As a follow-up from our October 2022 Alzheimer’s News, this past week researchers gathered in San Francisco. Data from the Phase 3 global clinical trial of lecanemab confirmed this treatment changes the course of the disease in a meaningful way for people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Alzheimer’s…

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International Education Week

Presented by Benji Adejoh, exchange student living with the Bumgarner-Cameron family Sunday, November 27 | 11:15am | Heritage Room & Zoom It’s International Education Week (IEW)! Benji Adejoh, an exchange student at Parkway South High School from Nigeria is part of the Bumgarner-Cameron Family this year. IEW is an initiative led by the U.S. Department…

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