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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Elder Memory Care classes at Penn Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

Four classes on elder care and memory loss will be held at the Penn Valley Station Library and the Madelyn Helling Library starting on January 31, 2020.  These classes will be presented by Barbara Larsen the creator and author of Movement with Meaning.  Ms. Larsen is an educator and consult who has been working in the field of dementia care since 1985.  Her experience encompasses working with individuals with memory loss, family caregivers, and health care professionals.

The first class is: "Dementia or Alzheimer’s: What’s the Difference?" and will be presented at the Penn Valley Station Library, located at 11336 Pleasant Valley Rd in Penn Valley, on January 31, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00pm.  Space is limited at the Penn Valley library, so registration is required. This program will be repeated at the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City, on February 11, 2020 from 11:00 -12:00pm.  In this class, Ms. Larsen will define the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and will navigate the resources and services available in Nevada County.

Subsequent classes will continue through April and May at both Libraries.  The topics include the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, mindful caregiving, and preventing Alzheimer’s.

Please visit the library events calendar for the schedule of classes at or call (530) 265-5070 for more information.   Due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the presentations at the Penn Valley Library.

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