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of event in April
Community Hospice is taking part in a nationwide initiative to promote living wills and advanced directives. National Healthcare Decisions Day will be April 16.
As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Community Hospice will host events throughout April to educate the public about living wills.
Community Hospice representatives are available to speak to any club, group, church, organization or business with details about living wills. Representatives will also have forms available for individuals to complete after their presentations.
To schedule a presentation, call Beth Taylor at (606) 329-1890 or Mandy Medinger at (740) 532-8841 or toll-free at (800) 926-6184.
Health fair centers
Sanders Brown Center on Aging will have its fifth annual Mind Matters health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place.
The free health fair will feature hands-on activities that let you explore the incredible power of the brain and learn about the latest research advances in the areas of healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. There will be interactive workshops, information booths, and health and memory screens for older adults and their families.
This year, information will be centered on education about reducing vascular risk factors that have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, such as nutrition and physical and mental exercise. It will also include a live brain-health cooking demonstration from the chefs at Holly Hill Inn in Midway.
There will be door prizes and give-aways, and lunch and refreshements are provided. For more information, call the Sanders Brown Center on Aging at (859)-323-5550.
Underground railroad presentation slated
A presentation titled “The Underground Railroad in Burlington, Ohio” will be given at 6 p.m. Monday by Chris Saunders at Burlington Baptist Church.
The Underground Railroad, America’s first Civil Rights movement, thrived in Burlington, which was a crucial crossover point for slaves escaping to the north for freedom.
For more information about the free event, call Steve Call at (740) 550.9540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
retreat April 5 through 7
The Victorious Women annual spring retreat will be April 5 through 7 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center.
Women 13 and older are invited to attend.
Featured speaker will be Jeanette Clift George of Houston, founder and artistic director of the A.D. Players, a Houston-based Christian theater company in its 46th season.
Featured musician will be Prestonsburg resident Kelly Powers.
For more information, call (606) 571-7952. Preregistration is required by Thursday.
Benefit golf tournament will be May 28
Two Hearts Pregnancy Center will have its eighth annual golf tournament May 18 at Sandy Creek Golf Course.
Registration is 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost for a team of four is $250.
A $400 cash prize will be awarded to first place team with prizes for second place team, longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information, call (606) 325 7654.
Shelter of Hope plans
The Shelter of Hope will host its second annual Harley for the Homeless benefit motorcycle ride May 25, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s with the meal served by local celebrities. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Bikes may register at the restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m.
The event has expanded to include a Hot-Rod for the Homeless car show at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, which is where the ride will end.
For more information, call Shelter of Hope at (606) 324-6700.
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