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The Coachella Valley Regional Office for the National Alzheimer’s Association announces the reopening of its offices at 69730 Highway 111, Suite 100 in Rancho Mirage.
“We are very pleased to be reopened in our former location where so many of our clients, friends, volunteers and supporters have participated in dozens of caregiver programs, support groups, Making Memories with Art classes, Memory Clubs, and our Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee,” said Anne Gimbel, Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley regional director.
During a seven month transition while the former Los Angeles-based California Southland Chapter dissolved its membership with the national Alzheimer’s Association and closed the Rancho Mirage office, a temporary Alzheimer’s Association office in Palm Desert continued to operate and offer services to local residents.
Gimbel, who has served as Coachella Valley regional director since 2012, was re-hired by the national Alzheimer’s Association March 1 to continue her exemplary service under the auspices of the Chicago-based national organization.
Caregiver Support Groups in English are available weekly on various days and times in Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs. Caregiver Support Groups in Spanish are held twice monthly at locations in Indio, Coachella, Mecca and Desert Hot Springs.
For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley Regional Service Center at 760-996-0006.
About the Coachella Valley Regional Service Center
The Coachella Valley Regional Service Center began serving the area in 1998 and offers numerous free programs and services to individuals, families, and caregivers struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
The office provides caregivers with the information, education, and resources necessary to help them better care for their loved ones, themselves and their families.
A no-cost Care Consultation program is a lifeline to those dealing with the 24-hour-a-day responsibility of a caring for someone with dementia. Through the Savvy Caregiver, an evidenced based education program, caregivers learn about the disease and ways it affect thinking, memoires, communication and behaviors; and skills to better manage the challenges of disease progression.
Caregiver Support Groups offer peer-to-peer interactions where participants benefit from sharing insights, understand they aren’t alone with their fears and frustrations, and develop a support system that often lives beyond the disease.
Memory Club is an eight-session education and support group for early stage individuals and their family care partners led by a professional staff member.
Its next major fundraising event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s ™ is slated for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.
For more information, to schedule a consultation, attend a support group, or volunteer, call the Coachella Valley Regional Office at (760) 996-0006 or visit online at www.alz.org/socal
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s research and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
With 18 years of service to the Coachella Valley, the Alzheimer’s Association provides support groups for caregivers, a 24-hour Helpline at (800) 272-3900, care consultation, educational programs for healthcare providers and the public. It also promotes advocacy and funds promising research programs nationwide.
The Coachella Valley Regional Service Center is at 69-730 Highway 111, Suite 100, Rancho Mirage. Local phone number is (760) 996-0006 or online at www.alz.org/socal