Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Events

Here is a listing of events for the month of October:

1)  "Community Connect" is Thursday, October 4th, from 11am - 4pm at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  It's a free event with the goal of connecting people to services.  Many vendors will be there displaying products and services.

2)  ElderCircle RSVP "Healthy Volunteering" Recognition Event - Koochiching County is October 10th, Backus Community Center, International Falls.  Please call ElderCircle RSVP at 218-999-5441 for more information.

3)  The Itasca County Committee on Aging monthly meeting is on Thursday, October 11th at 9:00am at the Mary Immaculate Church in Coleraine, Minnesota.  Speakers are Nancy Roth of Bridges Kinship Mentoring and Robyn Gunnerson of Senior Companion/Lutheran Social Services.

4)  ElderCircle Guardianship Training is Friday, October 12th, from 9am - 3pm at River Grand, 355 River Road, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Fee of $15 is waived if willing to become a guardian.  Looking for volunteers (age 21+) to work with adults who cannot make life decisions due to debilitating health or diminished capacity.  Call School District 318 Community Ed to register at 218-327-5730.

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!!

A Walk to Remember

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, ElderCircle helped coordinate a walk to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of MN/ND.  Many of us work, live and love people with memory loss, and this was a way honor them and raise funds to help those individuals.  Local agencies formed their own teams and it was a beautiful day! 

More than 116,000 people in Minnesota and North Dakota have Alzheimer’s disease.  Funds raised support programs and services for those individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, as well as programs and services for their families and care partners.  In addition, funds support advocacy for better care and research toward treatments and a cure. 
Thanks to everyone who helped coordinate this event, who participated in the walk, and donated to the event.  We look forward to making next year's walk even better!