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National Boys & Girl Club Week
March 27-March 31st


National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 27-31, 2017, is not only a fun week for Club members and staff, it's also an important time for all Clubs to tell the Boys & Girls Club story. This is the perfect time to share with your community how Boys & Girls Clubs are opening the doors to great futures.

Contact Information:
Daisha Groom-Robinson
Unit Director
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Charleston
Office: 3043428831
Email: Daisha.Groom@uss.salvationarmy.org



Goodwill Annual Dinner
March 29, 2017

The Charleston Town Center Marriott
Reception 5PM • Dinner 6PM

Plate and Corporate Sponsorships Available
Members of the general public are invited to attend for $60/guest.  Corporate Tables [rounds of 8] are available for $600.

RSVP 304.346.0811 ext. 1010



KNOW THE 10 SIGNS of Alzheimer's Disease
March 29, 2017 • 2:00PM

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

RIVERMONT PRESBYTERIAN HOMES
60 4TH AVENUE, MONTGOMERY, WV
CONTACT: 800.272.3900 OR WVINFO@ALZ.ORG



Annual Miracles on Lee Street Dinner and Silent Auction
The Clay Center - 6:00 p.m. April 4, 2017

Rea of Hope Inc. is celebrating Twelve years of outstanding service to West Virginia women and their families! Join us as we host our annual spring fundraiser, the “Miracles on Lee Street” Dinner and Silent Auction.



KNOW THE 10 SIGNS of Alzheimer's Disease
April 5, 2017 • 2:30PM

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

RAND COMMUNITY CENTER
5701 CHURCH DRIVE, CHARLESTON, WV
CONTACT: 800.272.3900 OR WVINFO@ALZ.ORG



Friends of Sojourner's Style Show
April 8, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 2 PM | Woman’s Club of Charleston

Now in its 27th year, the Friends of Sojourner’s Style Show features fashions from local boutiques and shops modeled on the runway at the Woman’s Club of Charleston. Guests are treated to a delicious meal by Tastefully Dun, get to bid on fabulous silent auction baskets, compete to win a designer purse in a raffle, and enjoy mimosas compliments of North Central Distributors. Proceeds go to support YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families.

Go to www.ywcacharleston.org/sojourners-fashion-show for ticket or to reserve a table.
Questions? Contact Wanda Crooms at 304.205.6044.

 


Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
April 11, 2017 • 5:30PM

A education program by the Alzheimer's Association.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association
1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV
CONTACT: 800.272.3900 OR WVINFO@ALZ.ORG



KNOW THE 10 SIGNS of Alzheimer's Disease
April 13, 2017 • 1:00PM

A workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

AGSTEN MANOR
715 RANDOLPH ST., CHARLESTON, WV
CONTACT: 800.272.3900 OR WVINFO@ALZ.ORG



Bollywood Night
Sunday, April 23 at 5PM at Charleston Civic Center

Bollywood Night is a fundraising gala benefiting Manna Meal, WV Health Right, and the Appalachian Children's Chorus. The evening will be filled with music, dancing, amazing food, fun & laughter. The music and dances are multicultural with contributions from different areas of the globe.  

Schedule of events:       

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Social Hour

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. – Entertainment

 

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at www.bollywoodwv.org 



YWCA Race to End Racism
April 29, 2017 | 9 AM | Magic Island, West Side

The inaugural YWCA Race to End Racism is the first single-loop 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Charleston’s West Side starting at 9 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The race will pass by historical landmarks, including churches, Mary C. Snow Elementary, and Luna Park. There will be food, an awards ceremony, and children’s activities. All are welcome! Our goal is twofold: (1) to raise funds to hire a part-time racial justice coordinator at YWCA Charleston and (2) to celebrate our diversity while engaging the community to take part in the national YWCA campaign: Stand Against Racism, where YWCAs around the country organize consciousness-raising events in their communities.

Go to www.ywcacharleston.org/race to register as an individual or team. Questions? Contact Sarah King at 304.340.3557.


LUNCH AND LEARN: Care for the Caregiver at Work
Ongoing Dates

By Carol Matheny, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care Community Education Coordinator, HospiceCare

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.  Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.
At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.

  • 33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
  • 29% quit their job or retire early
  • 22% take a leave of absence
  • 20% change their job status or go part-time
  • 53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
  • 84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
  • 68% arrive late or leave early
  • 67% take time off from work during the day

Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.

  • 75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
  • 50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
  • 22% report a significant impact on their own health

The PalliativeCare Center at HospiceCare would like to be a resource to you and your employees. We would be happy to provide the tools needed to help you and them on the caregiving journey.  Please call today to schedule a free lunch and learn series that will help with caregiving issues such as tips in caring for a loved one, legal issues, grief, financial, and resources that are available in the community.  Please contact Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950 to schedule your workshop today.