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Diabetes Prevention & Wellness Workshop

Dothan Civic Center
Diabetes Educators, Vendors, Demonstrations
Free Health Screenings, Goody Bags, and Door Prizes
Breakfast and Lunch, First Come-First Served
No Need to Register in Advance

Sponsored by:
Dothan Leisure Services, the Alabama Department of Public Health and a grant from The Wiregrass Foundation

For more information call: Dothan Leisure Services @ 334-615-3700 or Stephanie Wingfield @ 615-3711



2015 Coping with Aging Seminar

Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan.
SARCOA will present the 25th annual Coping with Aging seminar on Friday, Sept. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan.

Participants are encouraged to register by Sept. 11. Registrations are accepted on a first come/first serve basis. Seating is limited. Registrations are not considered final until payment is received.

Registration fee for continuing education units for nurses, social workers, assisted living administrators and nursing home administrators is $45.
Seminar is 6.5 contact hours. General attendance (no CEUs) is $10 and includes lunch.

Visit www.sarcoa.org for details on topics, presenters and schedule of events.

The Wiregrass Rehab Center is located at 795 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan.


For more information or to register, contact SARCOA at 334-793-6843 or 800-239-3507.


STILL ALICE Movie Screening

Green Hill Presbyterian Church 735 East Lee Street Enterprise, AL 36330
The Alzheimer’s Support Group of Green Hill Presbyterian Church invites you to a special free showing of STILL ALICE.

"Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring."


Green Hill’s Alzheimer’s Support Group meets once a month in the Fellowship Hall. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10:00am. Dr. Kimberli Fougeron Ph.D., the group facilitator, has been certified by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Many of us are caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Our meetings consist of education, guest speakers, sharing, and prayer. We share caregiving approaches we’ve tried and discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how we cab care for ourselves during these challenging times. We want all caregivers to understand the disease and to know that they are not alone.

For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530.


Going Gold for Childhood Cancer

Wiregrass area
Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Signs 12x18 $15 and 18x34 $20

Asking the Wiregrass to go gold in September by wearing gold or yellow ribbon, bows on mailboxes and on door's, businesses sign supporting childhood cancer.

Call 334-793-4850 for more info go online to stayingcodystrong.org


2015 Alzheimer Walk to Remember

Westgate Park
25.00 for registration & a shirt 15.00 for just walk

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015 Walk as we celebrate its 23rd anniversary in our community! Your part helps make it possible for us to continue and expand the educational and support services to local Alzheimer victims, their caregivers, and family members.

At our annual event, walkers participate in their choice of a 1-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile route in memory or in honor of Alzheimer patients, caregivers, family and friends. Many participate as part of a team, wearing identical t-shirts and making the event a party. Others walk as individuals, part of a family, or with their pets. Participants soon find that it is more than just a walk to benefit Alzheimer’s. Local eateries donate wonderful barbecue, dessert treats, juices and more. Other businesses participate by donating door prizes that make the event seem like a celebration.

Wondering how to participate in A Walk to Remember? There are lots of ways!
1. Be a sponsor
2. Form a team and walk or just take up donations. (You don't have to walk.)
3. Walk as an individual
4. Prefer not to walk in the event? Volunteers are always welcome to help with behind the scenes activities!




Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Wiregrass Senior Center
Let SARCOA help you get ready for Medicare Part D open enrollment!

We will be going into Senior Centers to allow seniors and Medicare beneficiaries of all ages in the community an opportunity to get prepared for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment that will begin on October 15, 2015 and last until December 7, 2015.

Please bring all your prescription medications and your Medicare and other health insurance cards with you. We will update your drug lists and other information well ahead of the beginning of open enrollment. Also, bring income information so that we can be certain that you have signed up for all the extra help to which you may be entitled.

If you are planning to attend an enrollment event please call the center and let them know you will be attending. This can greatly cut down on the amount of time that you will have to wait. Please fill out the attached form in its entirety and bring to your appointment along with all of your prescription drugs.
Services provided by Davis & Associates

8/21 9:45 AM Daleville Senior Center, (334) 598-9197, 18 Old Newton Road, Daleville
8/21 11:30 AM Newton Senior Center, (334) 299-3861, 25 E. King Street, Newton
8/24 9:30 AM Newville Senior Center, (334) 889-2250, 481 Bowden Street, Newville
8/24 11:15 AM Headland Senior Center, (334) 693-5070, 107 Boynton Street, Headland
8/25 9:30 AM Dorothy Quick Senior Center, (334) 793-3090, 1107 N. Pontiac Avenue, Dothan
8/26 10:30 AM Andalusia Senior Center, 334-222-4608, 401 Walker Avenue, Andalusia
8/27 9:30 AM Haleburg Senior Center, (334) 696-2248, 10347 George Grimsley Hwy., Columbia
8/27 11:15 AM Abbeville Senior Center, (334) 585-5900, 215 E. Washington Street, Abbeville
8/28 10:00 AM Samson Senior Center, (334) 898-2163, 33 E. Sellers Street, Samson
8/28 11:30 AM Florala Senior Center, (334) 858-3310, 1338 4th Street, Florala
8/31 9:30 AM Madrid Senior Center, (334) 677-3435, 764 Decatur Road, Madrid
8/31 11:15 AM Taylor Senior Center, (334) 677-5536, 1457 S. State Highway 605, Taylor
9/01 9:45 AM Kinston Senior Center, (334) 565-3349, 104 Suzanne Street, Kinston
9/01 11:30 AM Opp Senior Center, (334) 493-7121, 107 Main Street, Opp
9/02 10:00 AM Slocomb Senior Center, (334) 886-3115, 134 West Bateman Avenue, Slocomb
9/03 9:45 AM Coffee Springs Senior Center, (334) 684-9876, 195 Spring Street, Coffee Springs
9/03 11:30 AM Geneva Senior Center, (334) 684-3626, 105 N. Washington Street, Geneva
9/04 10:00 AM Midland City Senior Center, (334) 983-4121, 1338 Hinton Waters Avenue, Midland City
9/04 10:30 AM Hartford Senior Center, (334) 588-3115, 103 S. Third Avenue, Hartford
9/08 11:15 AM Baptist Village Senior Center, (334) 793-3930, 4426 West Main Street, Dothan
9/09 9:30 AM New Brockton Senior Center, 334-894-2028, 103 Vestor Cole Street, New Brockton
9/09 9:30 AM Rose Hill Senior Center, (334) 615-3740, 401 S. Appletree Street, Dothan
9/09 11:30 AM Elba Senior Center, (334) 897-3019, 304 Factory Street, Elba
9/10 10:30 AM Damascus Senior Center, (334) 894-5211, 129 County Road 514, Elba
9/11 10:00 AM Ozark Senior Center, (334) 445-6900, 502 Carroll Avenue, Ozark
9/15 9:45 AM Clio Senior Center, (334) 397-2586, 21 College Street, Clio
9/15 10:00 AM Enterprise Senior Center, (334) 347-3513, 2401 Neil Metcalf Road, Enterprise
9/15 11:15 AM Clayton Senior Center, (334) 775-3494, 51 North Midway Street, Clayton
9/16 10:00 AM Gordon Senior Center, 692 Tifton Road, Gordon
9/17 10:00 AM Eufaula Senior Center, (334) 687-8367, 202 Boundry Street, Eufaula
9/17 10:30 AM Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, (334) 393-7874, 388 County Road 650, Enterprise
9/18 10:30 PM Pine Level Senior Center, (334) 897-2621, 63 County Road 355, Elba
9/22 10:30 AM Ino Senior Center, (334) 565-9196, 6264 Highway 134, Kinston
9/23 9:00 AM Webb Senior Center, (334) 702-8449, 4095 Enon Road, Webb
9/23 11:15 PM Columbia Senior Center, (334) 696-4529, 301 South Main Street, Columbia
9/24 10:30 AM New Hope Senior Center, (334) 735-5433, 2192 County Road 124, Brundidge
9/25 9:30 AM Cottonwood Senior Center, (334) 691-3491, 1336 Metcalf Street, Cottonwood
9/25 10:30 AM Zion Chapel Senior Center, (334) 897-1500, 28742 Highway 87, Jack
9/25 11:30 AM Ashford Senior Center, 334-899-5716, 409 County Road 33 North, Ashford

DONATIONS TO SARCOA ARE ACCEPTED AND ENCOURAGED. LEGAL ASSISTANCE IS FUNDED BY FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL FUNDS AND BY THE DONATIONS OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE SERVICES.




Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective

New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise
Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective is a support and education program to help family members, caregivers and others understand and cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases.

The thirteen-week program will meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday beginning on Thursday, March 19, and continuing through September. The meetings will be at 7:00 pm in the New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Using faith as the foundation for helping those dealing with Alzheimer’s, the sessions will include themes such as managing fear and pain, finding purpose, asking for help, and living in the present moment.

For more information or to register, contact the group facilitator, Larry Hitchcock, at (334) 709-4033.


SAMC “Men’s Health Fair”

Dothan Civic Center
SAMC “Men’s Health Fair”

August 2nd – Dothan Civic Center- 8 AM till 11 AM