What's going on in health and wellness August 6 to 12
ONLINE — The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter has scheduled a series of free social and educational webinars for caregivers and people with dementia in August. Registration is required either online at www.alz.org/hudsonvalley or by calling the 24/7 helpline at 800/272-3900. Information about how to participate in the webinars will be provided following registration.
AlzWell Social Club is from 1 to 3 p.m. every weekend, offering creative activities for caregivers and people with early and middle-stage dementia.
An interactive music program led by NY state-licensed creative arts therapist and board-certified music therapist Timothy Doak, Something for Alz: Musical Moments, is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays August 8 and 15.
A creative arts program led by creative arts therapist Jayne Henderson, Something for Alz: Creative Expression for Well-Being, is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, August 4.
A free educational program offering helpful strategies for providing safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s, Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle-Stage Caregivers, is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 4, 11 and 18.
A free educational program hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter and the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension with practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage, Living with Alzheimer’s for Early-Stage Caregivers, is from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, August 5, 12 and 19.
A free virtual opportunity for people with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers to socialize and enjoy musical entertainment, Memory Café, is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, August 6 and 13. Pre-screening is required.
A free virtual event featuring musical fun, Tuesday Social, is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.
Learn to decode common behaviors so you can connect at every stage of Alzheimer’s disease in Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.
Learn information on diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement in Healthy Living for your Brain and Body from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12.
LIBERTY, NY — Public Assistance (PA) applicants can now fill out the E-2921 application form at ww.mybenefits.ny.gov. Applicants can also apply by filing a paper version of the 2921 application and mailing it in to the Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) at 16 Community Ln., Liberty, NY 12754, or dropping it off at one of the DFS drop boxes located at the DFS office or the Sullivan County Career Center at 50 North St., Monticello.
Once an online application is submitted, applicants will receive a call from a DFS worker to review it and conduct an eligibility interview within 24-72 hours. There is no change to existing electronic applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or (Medical Assistance) MA cases.
Emergency situations should still be handled by stopping by or calling the DFS office at 845/292-0100.
ONLINE — On Sunday, August 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., join Garnet Health (formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center) in partnership with the Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition and Maternal Infant Services Network for a virtual learning experience for pregnant women and new parents. Information sessions will include breastfeeding, car seat safety, sleep safety, early nutrition and other parenting basics. - Car Seat Safe - Safe Sleep
This free personal enrichment class can be accessed through Zoom on your PC, laptop computer or phone. Participants must register to confirm their space. An email invitation link will be sent 24-hours prior to the class.
For more information and to register, visit www.sunysullivan.edu/sullivan-birth-baby-fest-2020.