Council on Aging of West Florida depends on volunteers to help us serve our diverse and growing senior population. We need volunteers of all ages who are willing to give their time, experience and skills to help us carry out our mission.
Join us for orientation as we discuss the importance of your role as a volunteer and get you acquainted with what we do on a daily basis.
For more information contact Trish Dixon @ 432-1475 email@example.com
As part of continual efforts to be a holistic resource for elders in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Council on Aging of West Florida hosts Huntington’s Disease support groups. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. This support group is open to all individuals in Pensacola and the surrounding areas who are affected by Huntington’s Disease, Juvenile Huntington’s Disease, and those individuals’ friends and family.
The disease, among the most misunderstood, causes the progressive deterioration of brain cells, while inhibiting the individual’s physical and mental capabilities. While patients begin to exhibit symptoms in their 40s and 50s, Huntington’s can ravage a person’s brain and cause disability well into their senior years, eventually ending in death.
This new group, held in collaboration with Huntington’s Disease Society of America, continues Council on Aging’s tradition of hosting supportive gatherings where seniors and their families can discuss issues of importance to the elder community. Currently, Council on Aging facilitates caregiver support groups for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia the last Thursday of the month at 9 am at Myrtle Grove Baptist church and at 6 pm at 875 Royce St., as well as a group for grandparents raising grandchildren the first Thursday of each month at 8:30 am at Holley Navarre Intermediate School and the second Thursday of the month at 6 pm at 875 Royce St.
This caregiver support group is designed for families and friends of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. We frequently have guest speakers discuss coping, communication, law, community resources and more. Call (850) 432-1475 for more information.
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