Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet April 23

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a video on Making Visits Valuable by Teepa Snow.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life. It is designed for those who are caregivers and family members of those who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity anyone interested to share their experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cost, and no pre-registration.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 402-729-6855.

April Health Today Features OT and Dry Needling

The April Health Today Program will feature presentations on OT and Dry Needling. The session will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 30, in the Large Conference Room at Jefferson Community Health & Life.

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Do you know what OT can do for you? Find out how occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do. Megan Vales, OTR/L, CLT, will teach you some of the many ways OT can help you.

We have added a new service at JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services – Dry Needling. Callie Engler, PT, DPT, will explain what dry needling is, and how it could help you manage pain.

Health Today is a free monthly health education session offered by Jefferson Community Health & Life in a lunch-time session. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, or are welcome to purchase lunch in the JCH&L cafeteria, which is located near the Conference Rooms.

JCH&L works with a wide variety of professionals who bring educational programs on health-related topics each month.

Reservations are not required. The program is FREE. The only cost for participants would be lunch, if they choose to purchase it. Participants are also welcome to carry in their lunch. Anyone who would like to be on a mailing list to directly receive notices about the monthly sessions or anyone with questions about the program should contact Likens at (402) 729-6855.

Learn to Shop Healthy at Grocery Store Tour

Public Health Solutions, Jefferson Community Health & Life and Ray’s Applemarket Partner

Learn to make the healthiest choices at a grocery store tour set for Friday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Ray’s Applemarket, Fairbury. The tour is offered thanks to a partnership between Jefferson Community Health & Life, Public Health Solutions, and Ray’s Applemarket. Following the grocery store tour, a free taste testing will be open to the public from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The grocery store tour is free, and registration is limited to 15. One participant will win a $25 gift certificate to Ray’s Applemarket. Please call Lana Likens at 402-729-6855 to register or for more information.

Nutrition is a major factor in living healthy lives. Jefferson Community Health & Life has a commitment to our community’s lifelong health.