Learn the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as strategies to promote brain health to decrease the risk of the disease and other dementias, at the Thursday, Feb. 7, Polk County Community Connections meeting.  

The free breakfast meeting begins at 7:30 in the community room at Citizens Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar, and is open to the public. 

University of Missouri Extension Human Development Specialist Kyleigh Sullivan will provide the program that she calls “Alzheimer’s 101.” 

“This will be excellent information for individuals as well as groups, schools, organizations, churches and businesses to receive so we can all better serve those afflicted as well as help their caregivers,” Community Connections President Gray Nordan said in a news release. “I strongly encourage everyone who can to take advantage of this program.” 

The Community Connections meeting lasts 60 to 90 minutes, but those attending may leave as needed in order to get to work or school. Those attending are encouraged to bring materials and information about their business, school, organization, agency or church to share with others.  

Community Connections is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by a coalition of volunteers, churches, businesses, agencies, educators and health care providers from throughout Polk County. Community Connections partners with these coalition members to help improve the overall mental, physical, spiritual, social, educational and economic health of Polk County families. Charitable donations are tax-deductible.  

For more information, call 326-4118 or email info@bolivarchamber.com

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