Park Creek Senior Living Community Announces Caregiver Classes and Fundraising Event for Alzheimers

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Park Creek Senior Living Community in Williamsville, N.Y. announces upcoming six-week program for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimers or related memory concerns. The community will also be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, a fundraising event sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.

Park Creek Senior Living Community, a trusted assisted living and memory care provider in Williamsville, will be hosting Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program for Alzheimer's caregivers. The program, which is designed to help caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence in making tough decisions, locate resources and live a balanced life, will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 9th, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The program will conclude on November 13th.

"According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in every eight older Americans has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease," said Jane Nogowski of Park Creek Senior Living Community. "With more than 30 residents residing in the memory care unit at Park Creek Senior Living Community, the caregivers here understand the difficulty in seeing loved ones who have been affected by memory impairment."

Caregivers interested in attending the program can register with the Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-2177 or email caregiver(at)erie(dot)gov. In addition, to bring awareness to Alzheimers and raise funds to help eliminate the disease, The Park Creek Senior Living Community has put together the Park Creek Trekkers, a team who will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, a fundraising event sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. The Park Creek Trekkers are currently recruiting team members and sponsors for their team.

The walk will be held on September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at Delaware Park. To join the Park Creek Trekkers, call Jane Nogowski at (716) 632-3000 or to make a donation, visit the Alzheimer's Association website at http://www.alz.org/walk, click donate and search for the Park Creek Trekkers. Sponsor forms are also available at the front desk. For more information about all events at Park Creek Senior Living Community, visit the senior community's website at http://www.park-creek.com.

About the company:
Park Creek Senior Living Community supports independence, encourages a healthy lifestyle, and provides peace of mind when meeting the changing needs of seniors. Tailoring care to meet the needs of each of our residents, the direct care staff is trained and empowered to offer a "person-centered" approach with a commitment to quality care. By engaging in both planned and spontaneous activities, residents thrive in an atmosphere of support. Friendships are developed, independence is encouraged, and compassionate care is not a slogan; it's a way of life! It is their belief that seniors deserve to be treated with love, dignity and respect. For more information visit their website at http://www.park-creek.com.

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