Lincoln Park Seniors Corner
Special days include:
1. Pizza Day
2. Ice Cream Social Day
3. Fish & Chips Dinner Day
4. Hot Dog Day
5. Spring Luncheon
6. Thanksgiving Dinner Day
At the meeting, unless there is a guest speaker, they play bingo, have trivia contests (winning table gets scratch offs) and have a short meeting.
Approximately 4 -5 major trips are run each year. Past trips have included a 5 day trip to Niagara Falls,going to see South Pacific at the Westchester Theater, a trip to Platzl Brau Hous in Pomona, NY and a trip to Woodland Pines in Pennsylvania.
Dues are $16 per year. The club pays for all buses. For more information contact Rich Williams at email@example.com
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease.
Of the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017, an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 and have younger-onset Alzheimer's.
- One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's dementia.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
- African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
- Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
Because of the increasing number of people age 65 and older in the United States, particularly the oldest-old, the number of new cases of Alzheimer's and other dementias is projected to soar. Today, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's dementia every 66 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Help is available
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease.
Call our 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
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