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Events (Recurring Events at the bottom)

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers Training / Viviendo con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer para los Cuidadores
When: Late Stage: July 2 & 9; Legal & Financial Planning: August 6 & 13
Espanol: Etapa Temprana: Sept. 3, 10 & 17; Etapa Intermedia: Oct. 1, 8, & 15; Etapa Avanzada: Nov. 5 & 12; Planeación Legal & Financiera: Dec. 3 & 10
Where: Bienvivir All-Inclusive Alzheimer's Unit (2300 McKinley Ave,)
Contact: Alzheimer's Association 24/7 helpline 1.800.272.3900
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Programs and topics are offered based on stage of the disease. Programs within each stage are sequential and should be taken in order. If you are not sure which program or stage is right for you, please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Cuando alguien es diagnosticado con la enfermedad de Alzheimer, los amigos y la familia tienen muchas preguntas. ¿Qué significa el diagnóstico? ¿Qué tipo de planes deben hacerse? ¿Qué recursos están disponibles para ayudar? A medida que la enfermedad progresa, las nuevas preguntas reflejan las crecientes necesidades de habilidades, programas y servicios. Los programas y los temas se ofrecen basados ​​en la etapa de la enfermedad. Los programas dentro de cada etapa son secuenciales y se deben tomar en orden. Si no está seguro de qué programa o etapa es el adecuado para usted, por favor llame a nuestro 24/7 Línea de Ayuda 800.272.3900.

Who: El Paso Child Guidance Center
What: 5K Glow Run and Walk
When: July 12 at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Painted Dunes Golf Course
Contact: Janita Branch 915.255.9390 jbranch@jbcreativeevents.com
The 5K Glow Run/Walk is a a family-friendly and community oriented event hosting activities for all ages, such as jumping balloons, face painting, pedal karts, coupled with great food from our local food trucks, music, golf and much more! All of the proceeds raised will directly benefit The El Paso Child Guidance Center. The Center has been empowering the El Paso Community for 60 years! Founded in 1954, the Center has been EMPOWERING children and families through counseling and education. All Runners will receive a T-Shirt, glow accessories and access to the glow/paint tent. Runners are asked to bring a light to "Help Shine a Light on Children's Mental Health"

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Walk to End Alzheimer's - El Paso
When: October 4 at 10 a.m.
Where: Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Contact: Kimmy May 915.544.1799 ext. 8029 kmay@alz.org
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. To start your team go act.alz.org/walk

Recurring Events

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Early Stage Support Group
When: Each Month: 4th Friday
Where: Bienvivir All-Inclusive Alzheimer\'s Unit (2300 McKinley Ave,)
Contact: Blanca Loya 915.562.3444 bloya@bienvivir.org
This support group is intended for those who are themselves in the early stages of dementia. Pre-screening required to join.

Who: Alzheimer's Association
What: Caregiver Support Group
When: Each Month: 2nd Wednesday at 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Friday at 10 a.m., 2nd Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and 3rd Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Where: SunRidge at Cielo Vista (7949 Sunmount Dr.)
Contact: Susana Vargas 915.544.1799 ext 8026 svargas@alz.org
About our Support Groups: Often times, we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." An Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group offers just that – a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. It's a place: Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, learn about resources available in your community. All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.

Who: La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan
What: Mayapan Farmers' Market
When: Saturdays, Now - November 1 at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Ave.
Contact: Blanca Castro 915.217.1126 centromayapan@mujerobrera.org
La Mujer Obrera and Café Mayapan are very excited to bring fresh, local produce to the community. We are working with farmers who do not use pesticides and whose small farms are located within 100 miles of El Paso. Support local farmers, buy fair-trade Mexican hand-crafts, and enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch!

Who: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
What: Laughter Yoga Club of El Paso
When: Saturdays, Now - August 30 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dorris Van Doren Library
Contact: Luther or Susan Ludwig 915.217.8028 or 915.249.9805 luthersusan@bellsouth.net
Lower stress and blood pressure and elevate your attitude, energy, and immune system with gratuitous laughter. Meeting is 30-45 miinutes. Find out why people all over the world are doing it! No skill/yoga mat needed. See www.laughterworksunlimited.com for more.

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