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Happenings!
    Supporting the caregiver.  Remembering the cared for.

 In this issue:
  • Info for Caregivers:  Mother's Day
  • Del Oro: Cruise Around the World
  • Golf Tournament - Not Too Early to Sign-Up!
  • Sacramento Afternoon Group Discontinued
  • What is "Happenings!"

Info for Caregivers:  Mother's Day 
The days we honor our parents are right around the corner - Mother's Day is May 12 and Father's Day, June 17.  For most families, Mother's Day is a trip to the Hallmark store, the florist, and Sunday brunch.  But it's different for families dealing with Alzheimer's.  How you honor your parent with Alzheimer's will depend on the stage of the journey you are travelling.  For most stages, however, a one-on-one conversation is a great way to engage your loved one and honor them as you listen and focus on them.  To help initiate the conversation, here's some starter questions to help honor the woman that holds our heart forever.  But watch out - you may be surprised by the answers:

  • Tell me about the day CHILD'S NAME was born. 
       Note: by adding the child's name, you make it easier for your loved one to respond. 
  • What did you and Dad do on your first date?
  • What is your favorite Mom saying?
  • What was your favorite subject in school?
  • Tell me the story behind each of your kids' names.
  • Who is your favorite singer?  Movie?
  • What is your favorite family tradition?
  • What color was your bicycle?  Was it fast?     
Remember, don't ask questions that start with "do you remember..." instead phrase it as "tell me about...".  For example, "Do you remember our camping trip to Antelope Lake?" becomes "Tell me about your favorite camping trip."

When you shop online for Mom, remember you can support the Alzheimer's Aid Society by shopping at AmazonSmile.  They will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Society.



Del Oro: Cruise Around the World 
The Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center would like to invite you to their 2018 "Cruise Around the World" fundraiser on June 20, 2018.  This annual event features a cook-off by local chefs, a silent auction, and raffles.  In addition, our very own Max Perry's band, Senillica, including Steve Sarine from Golden Pond, will provide live entertainment with music from the 50's, 60's and 70's.   You can purchase tickets online at Eventbrite, or mail in the registration form, or call  Del Oro's office at 916-728-9333.   We will see you there!

Golf Tournament - Not Too Early to Sign-Up!
Well, it is never too early to sign up to play in the 15th Annual Alzheimer's Aid Society Golf Tournament  on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Teal Bend Golf Club.  A big "thank you" to our title sponsor, Atria Senior Living.  Get together with your friends and plan for a great day!  Register your foursome TODAY!! 

Want your organization recognized at the Tournament?  See what sponsorships are available!  We will also include your logo on our website!!  Questions?  Call Max Perry at (916) 996-7202.



 

Sacramento Afternoon Group Discontinued 
Sadly, the Sacramento Support Group that was meeting on Tuesday afternoons has been discontinued due to lack of attendance.  You can find a list of support groups on our website.  Or please call our office at (916) 483-2002.

What is "Happenings!"
"Happenings!" is the our monthly e-mail newsletter for the Alzheimer's Aid Society.  We send it at the beginning of the month so you can stay up-to-date on events and news in northern California.  We will also include tips for caregivers and highlight new scientific research.  Recent issues are available on our website.  Do you have a comment or feedback?  Please reply to this message - we would love to hear from you. 
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