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Circle of Concern Thanksgiving Boxes

During JLTB we packed 86 Thanksgiving boxes for Circle of Concern clients. By November 11, we need 64 more! Thanks to all who have contributed items thus far. If parishioners can donate a few more items, we can reach our goal! Our needed items include: carton of chicken broth, box of stuffing, box of mashed…

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 29, 2022. Registration opens at 8:00AM | Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony at 9:30 | Walk to follow in Central Park. Everything is outside. Let’s meet at the Veteran’s Honor Park ( by the flags) at 9:00 so we can do this together. Parkway Team…

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October 2022 Alzheimer’s News

There is an exciting major development about the potential for a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical trial results were announced for a drug called Lecanamab which was tested in individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease and mild Alzheimer’s dementia. Results from the clinical trial found that this treatment significantly…

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(2-part series presented by Janice Springer) We are dismayed by the divisiveness and hostility that we see wherever we turn, and we feel powerless to do anything about it. Learning to hate comes easy; choosing to love is harder. Rev. Janice Springer will lead us as we explore how we might, more often choose to…

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TAD: Oct 4, 18 and Nov 1

Join us October 4th, 18th, and November 1st as we read Travel As a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind by Rick Steves. Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates…

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Alzheimer’s News – September 2022

Alzheimer’s News – September 2022 The following program is offered through a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Luke’s Hospital. Dementia Conversations When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This free program is presented in partnership with the…

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue September 2022

Our next book selection is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Originally written in 1970 and despite receiving multiple national awards, it was later banned in some school districts. It is the powerful story about a young African-American girl growing up in Ohio during the Great Depression. Racism, beauty vs ugliness, women and femininity, violence,…

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Alzheimer’s News August 2022

Alzheimer’s News August 2022 The following are excerpts from the “What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s” article in the summer 2022 edition of ALZ Magazine: Five Things People Want You to Know¬– 1. Some days are better than others – and that is ok. Everyone has good and bad days, but for those living with…

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Sustainability Seekers Environmental Inspiration July 2022

  I feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. ~Mother Teresa   Of the 3 R’s, it seems we hear more about Reuse and Recycle, but what about the Reduce part?  It gets the short end of the stick sometimes because most of us are ingrained…

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Alzheimer’s News July 2022

Alzheimer’s News July 2022 With summer hitting its peak, make sure you keep your loved ones with dementia safe from extreme heat! Some tips include: • Plan ahead- Family and friends should prepare accordingly and make plans to regularly check-in on a person living with dementia during extreme heat. Arrange alternative plans for cooler spaces,…

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