Lions hear from Alzheimer’s representative

The Aug. 13 Alpena Lions Club luncheon was held at JJ’s Restaurant.

Program chair Joe Garant invited Taylor Cramer, program coordinator for the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, to speak to the group.

Cramer gave a great presentation on the available care consultations and education programs that are available to family and newly diagnosed patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s. In addition, the association has support groups in several communities throughout Northern Lower Michigan and safety services that provide assistance in finding individuals who wander or have a medical emergency.

Depending on the level of care consultation desired, patients and caregivers are provided a verbal plan of action or a person-centered plan of care, support and coordination of appropriate community resources and ongoing counseling and support. If you or someone you know can benefit from this organization, call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

The association is always looking for passionate, inspired individuals who would like to volunteer. Volunteers work in many areas — support groups, education, advocacy administrative help and events. For more information call 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/gmc or alz.org/care.

If you are interested in becoming involved in your community and would like to see what the Lions are all about, reach out to Audra Smith at smith.alpena.lions@gmail.com.