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Chances are, many lives in some way have already been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. The impact of these overwhelming diseases on an individual, family and friends also extends into the community.

As the diseases unfold they can place a serious demand on much-needed support services. Today, this is already creating a growing burden on associated medical communities and related care facilities in every California county, including Yolo County.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that one in 10 adults age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s or dementia or could be in an early-onset condition.

In a 2015 report, the State of California estimated that the population of people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s and dementia residing in Yolo County was 2,845. It further projected that by 2030, just 15 years from now, that number could surge to 5,478; a 93 percent increase. The medical community also reports that as these diseases progress, there may come a time when many of these individuals affected may not be able to properly care for themselves.

Come join the Winters Senior Foundation on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Facility, located at 700 Main Street, when Cindy Unger, community relations manager for ApexCare, a recognized in-home care and support organization in six California counties, including Yolo County, and the co-chair of the Solano Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee, will discuss these disorders and their impact on individuals, family and our community.

Additionally, after Unger’s presentation, Shelia Allen, a City of Winters business consultant, will discuss the new Winters Senior Center and will be seeking your input on other local older adult topics.

The Winters Senior Foundation continues to serve as the City of Winters community advocate and unified voice for each one of our older adults living in our community, including their families and friends, focused on raising awareness about decisive important older adult issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia from the experts or if you know someone who would benefit from this skillful presentation, please mark your calendars and plan on attending this very informative gathering.

After the meeting please join us for fun and refreshments. We look forward to meeting you. Also, if you need a ride to the meeting please call Janet, 530-219-3950.

See you there.

WALLY PEARCE

President

Winters Senior Foundation

 

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